Appalachian State University – Mark E. Ricks Athletics Complex at Kidd Brewer Stadium

Boone, North Carolina

The conceptual solution to relocate the field house functions within a new game day tower became the basis for a complete stadium transformation

Location
Boone, North Carolina

Client
Appalachian State University

Completion Date
2009

Size
120,000 SF

Project Type
New Construction, Renovation, Stadium, Field House, Sports Training

Professional Credits
Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects, PA

As its football program grew and gained national recognition, the University desired to improve both practice and game-day facilities. The project began with a number of studies to renovate or replace the existing Owens Field House. The concept to relocate the field house functions within a new game-day tower became the basis for evolving the program into a major renovation of Kidd Brewer Stadium. The new seven-story multi-use facility is located behind the stadium’s west grandstands. Upper press and club levels enhance the fan experience, while state-of-the-art training and locker rooms support the players and coaches – improvements that furthered the success of App State’s football program.

Ken McDaniel, AIA

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