Though they occupy prime campus real estate, university stadiums are often in use just a handful of times a year. The Campus Crossroads Project addresses this inefficiency by turning Notre Dame’s legendary football stadium into a year-round hub for academics, athletics and student life.
As the largest building program in Notre Dame history, the project modernized the 80,000-seat stadium and added three attached buildings housing classrooms, labs, a student center, fitness center, a media center, performance space, and meeting, event and hospitality space.
A new Student Recreation Center tripled the amount of fitness space available to Notre Dame’s students while ensuring that the stadium is active every day of the year. It includes a gymnasium that aligns with the stadium’s 50-yard line, an indoor jogging track, boxing studios, a four-story climbing wall and functional training turf.
The design carefully integrates these facilities while complementing the architectural character of the iconic stadium and its neighboring Gothic buildings.
New indoor and outdoor premium stadium amenities include terraces, clubs, hospitality areas, loge boxes and press facilities. Each stadium-driven amenity was designed with flexibility to accommodate other uses on non-game days.
As a consultant to architect of record S/L/A/M Collaborative, HOK provided design services for the sports, recreation and hospitality components.