Randy and Susie Pape Complex - University of Oregon
Randy and Susie Pape Complex - University of OregonEugene, Ore. 2013
A gift to the University of Oregon from Phil and Penny Knight, the Randy and Susie Papé Complex represents one of the finest soccer/lacrosse facilities in the country.
Fans approaching the stadium are drawn by a formal entry, flanked by two towers that rise above the height of the seating bowl. Exterior materials, including perimeter masonry wall and black iron fencing, are consistent with nearby football and baseball facilities. A small canopy at the stadium entrance reflects the character of those at Autzen Stadium (football) and PK Park (baseball) and prominently displays the iconic Oregon “O” logo. Fan amenities, such as ticketing, concessions, restrooms and field access, are concentrated at the grand entrance to the stadium. Restrooms and concessions are also accessible during football tailgate functions.
The stands provide bench-back seating and outstanding sightlines for 890 fans. Similar to PK Park, spectator seating is situated close to the playing field and is steeper than otherwise required in order to create an extremely intimate fan experience.
The most noticeable feature of the facility is the synthetic turf playing surface — a rarity for collegiate soccer and lacrosse programs — with the giant Oregon logo in the center.
Project DetailsArchitect: Cameron McCarthy Landscape Architecture and Planning LLP; Eugene, Ore.
ARCHITECT OF RECORD: DLR Group; Portland, Ore.
Seating Capacity: 890
Construction Cost: $7.5 million
Occupancy: August 2012