As the University’s football program grew into a nationally recognized Division 1-AA program, they desired to improve both practice and game day facilities. This project began with a number of studies to renovate or replace the existing Owens Field House, and it evolved into a major stadium renovation.
The seven-story, multi-use facility is located directly behind the existing west grand stands at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Walter Robbs' conceptual solution to relocate the field house functions within a new game day tower became the basis for a complete stadium transformation. Upper press and club levels enhance the fan experience, while the state-of-the-art training and locker rooms, auditorium, and meeting rooms support the players and coaches – improvements that furthered the success of the University’s entire sports program, and its move to the Conference USA and the Bowl Championship Division.
Boone, North Carolina
Appalachian State University
128,000 square feet