Iowa State University Stadium Renovation and Expansion

Ames, Iowa 

Client
Iowa State University

Project Overview
HNTB, in association with Neumann Monson Architects, completed a new $55 million south end zone addition to Jack Trice Stadium at Iowa State University. The project replaced and expanded the existing end zone with more than 13,000 additional seats, bringing the stadium capacity to more than 61,000 seats. 

Strategy
New upper and lower bowls were designed to seamlessly integrate within the existing structure, providing an enclosed environment to the seating bowl. The lower seating bowl features 3,000 clubs seats.

The Sukup End Zone Club, directly behind club seating, provides two separate 15,000 sq. ft. lounge areas, each uniquely branded, that are stacked on top of each other and connected by a large, open central staircase. Each lounge has a combination of bars and concessions areas and are designed to host a variety of functions throughout the year. A new concourse, with concessions and restrooms, and 40-ft. tall, 150 ft. long scoreboard were added to the stadium.

Results
In addition to expanding seating capacity, the project completed the first-ever two-story end zone club in collegiate sports. The renovation connected the east and west concourses of the stadium and improved the look of what is essentially the university's front door along University Boulevard.