Hancock Stadium Renovation - Illinois State University
Hancock Stadium Renovation - Illinois State UniversityNormal, IL 2014
The Redbird Renaissance is a $23 million renovation that transformed Hancock Stadium into a top-notch facility befitting Illinois State University’s recent run of football success.
With a capacity of 13,391, new luxury suites, a state-of-the-art catering kitchen, a new ticket office and seat-back bleachers, the new stadium is a first-class facility that has all the makings of a Division I stadium.
The interior scheme of the new hospitality club and suites has been designed to emulate the school’s spirit and vitality. The main accent color is derived from the school mascot — the Redbird. In the club area, fans are greeted by a volume of open space filled with natural light and overlooking the field on one side and the main street corridor to the campus on the other. The club area also features a red salsa light fixture, which imitates the feathers of the redbird, as well as a dynamic red bar-height countertop. Other finishes throughout the space include wood, stone and carpet, which offer a neutral, yet modern complement to the red accents, providing the stadium with a cohesive atmosphere.
Project DetailsArchitect: Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf
Architect of Record: Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects
Construction Cost: $23 million
Square Feet: 48,000
Occupancy: September 2013