Lane Stadium West Sideline Expansion Virginia Tech
Lane Stadium West Sideline Expansion Virginia TechBlacksburg, VA 2008
Lane Stadium at Virginia Tech is one of the only collegiate football stadiums in the country that comprehensively combines seating, ticketing offices, museum space, student-athlete academic enhancement/classroom areas and an array of lounges in one facility.
The design concept in renovating the west sideline was to create a visual identity for Lane Stadium and harmonize with the surrounding campus buildings. Architectural detailing is derived from the Collegiate Gothic style prevalent on the VT campus. The exterior is articulated with "Hokie Stone" — a limestone mined from a quarry near campus and used on all surrounding campus buildings.
The addition is the new front door for athletics as well as the entire campus, as it is near the major highways that bring visitors into campus. The arched entry pays tribute to the existing campus architecture with its inviting gesture to the history of Virginia Tech sports. The addition incorporated 166,000 new square feet; this space provides a variety of revenue streams for athletics while offering fans an enhanced game-day experience. In addition to 778 indoor club seats and a club lounge, the new space also includes 23 suites. Virginia Tech's pride in its rich traditions is conveyed in the interior finish scheme through the strong influence of team colors (Chicago maroon and burnt orange); darker wood stains create a rich overall finish palette.
Project DetailsArchitect: Moseley Architects; Virginia Beach, Va.
ASSOCIATED FIRM: HOK Sport Kansas City, Mo.
Construction Cost: $42 million
Square Feet: 166,000
Occupancy: August 2006