Wofford College Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium

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Wofford College Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium

Spartanburg, SC 2018

Project Description

Designed in the style of the classic “cathedrals” of basketball, yet boasting impressive technological innovations, Wofford College’s Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium seeks to preserve and capture the history and tradition of the game while addressing the present and future state of the sport.

Named for Wofford alum and trustee emeritus Jerry Richardson, the facility is

more than just an arena — it is a key part of the school’s master plan for the next several decades.

Throughout the facility, significant attention was paid to the fan experience. Four primary video boards, located in the corners of the main arena, create optimal sightlines. Two additional ribbon boards, three vomitory boards, a scorers’ table video board, and a media table video board complete the immersive digital experience. With the corner suites and main concourses all open to the court, the fan never leaves the action.

The facility also engages the community at large by offering areas throughout the concourse for use by community members. Outside the athletic schedule, local high schools, amateur athletics associations, summer sports camps and others can run multiple events simultaneously.

Sitting at the important intersection of athletics, academics, and community and student life, the facility contributes to the school’s overall collegiate experience by promoting high-level athletic performance in a beautiful setting, balanced against the intensive coursework typical of this liberal arts institute.

Project Details

Architect: McMillan Pazdan Smith, LLC
Construction Cost: $43,200,000
Square Feet: 123,500
Occupancy: September 2017

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Signature Systems Group LLC

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Floor Covers: Spec Seats International

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Goals: Spalding

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Goals : Porter Athletic

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Gymnastics Equipment: Musco Sports Lighting LLC

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Daktronics Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Track & Field Equipment: Sports Imports

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Porter Athletic

Indoor Soccer/Inline Rinks - Dashers: Connor Sports

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Connor Sports

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Volleyball: Cissell

Laundry - Dryers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.

Laundry - Washers: Forbo, Ceramic Technics

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Prozone Lockers

Locker/Shower - Saunas/Whirlpools: Scranton Products

Racquetball/Squash Courts - Court Panels/Glass Walls: Grimm Scientific

Training Facilities - Hydrotherapy Tanks: PROTEAM by Hausmann

Training Facilities - Taping/Treatment Tables: Toshiba + Triple Play

Architect Of Record

McMillan Pazdan Smith, LLC
Spartanburg, SC

Design Architect

McMillan Pazdan Smith, LLC
Spartanburg, SC

Landscape Architect

LandArt Design Group
Spartanburg, SC

Programming Consultant

Venue Solutions Group
Brentwood, TN

AV Design Consultant

Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc.
Carrollton, TX