EWU Stadium Renovation
Pre-design Completed Winter 2019
CHENEY, Washington – As part of an important first step in developing a solid fundraising plan for renovating the football stadium, Eastern Washington University has selected ALSC Architects of Spokane for pre-design services.
ALSC will create an overall architectural functional plan that will address possible enhancements to the student body and overall fan experience at the stadium. This could include expanded seating and improved amenities such as concessions and restrooms.
“We are very excited to work with ALSC on this project,” said EWU Athletic Director Lynn Hickey. “ALSC has a great reputation with other sports projects in this region, and the firm is familiar with our athletic program.”
The pre-design process will involve an across-the-board examination of all EWU athletic facilities and an in-depth study of what a renovated stadium might look like. To do this, ALSC will meet with university constituencies across campus and in the community to gather input on which priorities deserve the most attention.
“One aspect of this process is to learn what components of a stadium renovation we can realistically do, in what order, based on the funds available at the time,” said Hickey. “Feedback from our supporters will be critical as we develop a winning business plan.”
With a proven record of successful projects around the region, including athletic facilities at Whitworth University, Gonzaga University and Washington State University, ALSC has also completed athletic facility master planning and concept work on the EWU campus over the last 20 years.
Directed by ALSC, a select number of Eastern students, faculty and staff, coaches, donors, alumni and board members participated in a series of focus groups to discuss renovation ideas.
Since EWU cannot use state dollars to build or remodel athletics facilities, the project must be based on a solid business plan while also addressing critical needs. After reviewing preliminary pre-design work, an update was presented at the Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, May 10. A task force has been created to conduct a comprehensive study of the football stadium renovation project. Learn more
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