Kirkeby-Over Stadium Augustana College

Kirkeby-Over Stadium Augustana College

Sioux Falls, S.D. 2010

Project Description

Kirkeby-Over Stadium, located on the south campus of Augustana College, is the new home of the school’s NCAA Division II football team. The project was part of a long-term campus master plan that includes the development of sports and recreation facilities on the south campus, including other athletic fields and a running track, all geared toward cultivating students’ health and wellness and creating one of the top campus athletic complexes in the upper Midwest.

Spectators enter the stadium on the west and east sides through the gateway and have access to seating on both sides of the facility via an elevated walkway on the concourse level. Players enter the synthetic turf field’s playing surface through a tunnel below the walkway on the north end of the stadium. Players are separated from the spectators by tiered retaining walls, but sidelines are just 30 feet from the stands, providing an intimate spectator experience.

Constructed of concrete to make it sustainable and attractive, and to ensure a long lifespan, the stadium features an elevated structure above the home-team seating on the west side that houses the press box and 11 private suites. The entire west side of the facility offers stunning views of the Augustana campus. The exterior skin is a combination of structural/architectural precast and split-face block. Interior spaces are climate-controlled using split-system heat pumps that efficiently provide individual heating and cooling to the two levels of suites.

Project Details

Architect: TKDA; St. Paul, Minn.
Seating Capacity: 6,000
Construction Cost: $10 million
Occupancy: August 2009

Bleachers/Grandstands: Southern Bleacher Co.

Scoreboards: Daktronics Inc.

Split System Heat Pump: Sanyo

Sports Surfaces: Field Turf