The new Softball Stadium for the University of South Carolina is the next venue to be developed in the Athletic Village. In the design for the new facility, visitors enter through a plaza located along the main pedestrian walkway in the Athletic Village and progress across a bridge under the raised press box to the main concourse level. The top loaded stadium seats approximately 1400 and provides a variety of seating options, ranging from enclosed rooms to covered areas to seated dining zones– all to enhance the fan experience. The raised press box and entry stairs are unified by a large cantilevering roof canopy shading fans below. Amenities for the student athletes and coaches include a home team suite containing player locker room, showers, training area, coaches’ support area and team meeting room. A new 4,000 square foot batting cage featuring clerestory windows and glass garage doors is situated adjacent to the home team locker room. The raised press box accommodates media, TV and radio, as well as enclosed seating for fans. The character of the stadium maintains continuity with the rest of the Athletic Village in terms of materials and scale, while also recalling the new South Carolina Baseball stadium with the use of brick, precast concrete and sloped metal roof elements. This new complex positions South Carolina in the top tier of SEC softball facilities.
Status: Under Construction
Location: Columbia, SC, US
My Role: Architect
Additional Credits: http://www.quackenbusharchitects.com/under-construction/#usc-softball-stadium-construction