SECU Arena - Towson University
SECU Arena - Towson UniversityTowson, MD 2014
The SECU Arena project at Towson University involved approximately 58,000 square feet of renovated space and 117,000 square feet of new space. The seating strategy introduces a partially sunken bowl, with most spectators entering at the midpoint — some walking down to their seats and some walking up. Concourses serving the middle or upper sections are designed to open to the bowl. By splitting the bowl into upper and lower seating, the arena can be sectioned off to create more intimacy for smaller events.
The design also introduces an array of multipurpose spaces, including a double-height galleria on the west side of the concourse level, a VIP-level multipurpose room offering views down to the main arena entry and out to the varsity soccer field and football stadium, and open spaces at the arena’s corners that can be rented or used for private functions. In addition, there are four VIP suites and a 1,400-square-foot hospitality room.
SECU Arena is located on a sloped site and is connected to an existing arena that was converted to a practice gym and support space.
Project DetailsArchitect: Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
Architect: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Construction Cost: $65.5 million
Square Feet: 171,000
Occupancy: June 2013
Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Arena Seating: Irwin Seating Co.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Schelde North America
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Gym Flooring: Connor Sports
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Musco Sports Lighting LLC
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scorers Tables: Daktronics Inc.
Locker/Shower - Flooring: Durex Resinous flooring
Locker/Shower - Lockers: Art Metal Products / Treeforms
Training Facilities - Cold Plunge Pool: HydroWorx International Inc.