Boise State University
Boise State University2009
The Stueckle Sky Center and Bronco Stadium Addition includes premium seating and enhanced concourse amenities to the west side of Bronco Stadium. The Sky Center provides additional revenue-generating opportunities for the university year-round through public rental of four rooms with seating capacities of 50, 150, 300 and 400 people.
The final design-build solution expanded upon the original program, delivering a six-story structure. The Stueckle Sky Center incorporates four levels — loge, club, suite and press — added to the top of the upper west seating bowl, as well as two floors built at ground level and the existing concourse level. The new design needed to be visually congruous with the stadium and BSU campus, while working within the existing structural concrete grid.
The ground level was completely revamped, and an inadequate existing concourse level was expanded to the west to include a new 40-foot-wide, double-loaded concourse featuring new concessions stands, restrooms, retail areas and guest services. The loge level includes 48 exterior loge boxes, each seating four and furnished with its own LCD television and three broadcast positions. The club level features seating for 850 and a 324-foot-long retractable glass wall. The suite level includes 26 suites for 16 people each that feature kitchenettes and operable windows, while the Press Level’s 13 suites are interspersed with media booths and coaches’ rooms.
Project DetailsArchitect: FFKR Architects; Salt Lake City, Utah
Construction Cost: $36 million
Square Feet: 175,850
Occupancy: August 2008
Bleachers/Grandstands: Irwin Seating Co.