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Updated Nippert Stadium Renderings Released
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- The University of Cincinnati department of athletics released new renderings of the Nippert Stadium Renovation & Expansion Project, marking the first month of construction on the project.
Construction on the $86-millon, privately funded project, began in mid-December 2013 and be completed in August of 2015. Workers are in the process of bringing down the old press box structure and have also started work to prepare for the foundation of the new structure.
The expanded renovation focuses on both the east and west side of the stadium and will increase the stadiums capacity to approximately 40,000. On the west side, a new press box structure will be built, adding suites, scholarship club seats and loge boxes/patio suites. The west concourse will also be renovated, including concession stands and restrooms. Changes on the east side include expanded concessions and restroom offerings, including the building of skywalks to connect the upper deck with the gameday plaza on OVarsity Way.
The new west-side structure would be approximately one and one-half stories taller than the current press box and approximately 130 yards long. The curvature of the facility would match that of the upper deck on the east side of the stadium and contain four levels; a press and operations level, suite level, scholarship club level, and patio suites mezzanine level.
With 112 seasons under its belt, Nippert Stadium is the venerable home of the University of Cincinnati football team and provides the Bearcats with one of the best home-field environments in college football.
Working in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati Office of Planning, Design and Construction, the Architect of Record for the project is Heery International. Heerys sports facilities specialists have completed more than 220 stadium and arena projects worth more than $3 billion. Heerys broad sports portfolio includes colleges and universities of all sizes for whom the firm has completed arenas, team facilities, tennis and soccer stadiums, natatoriums and practice fields and arenas. Among the firms clients are Big Ten, MAC, ACC, SEC, Big 12, Pac 12 and Big East conference teams. Signature sports facilities in Heerys portfolio include Darrell K RoyalTexas Memorial Stadium (University of Texas), Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (University of Arkansas), the 1996 Olympic Stadium/Turner Field and the Georgia Dome.
Architecture Research Office will serve as the design architect. Architecture Research Office (ARO) is the New York City firm whose work includes projects at the University of Michigan, Brown University and Princeton University.
The construction manager will be Turner Construction Company, a North America-based, international company, whose work includes projects at the University of Florida, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University.
For more information about the project and to access the updated renderings, please click here: http://www.gobearcats.com/nippert.
Information courtesy UC Athletics