Sarasota, Florida – May 10, 2021 – Fawley Bryant Architecture is pleased to announce the beginning of construction on the 84,000-square-foot baseball stadium complex the firm designed for Binghamton University in New York. The $60 million project is a result of an anonymous donation, the largest in University history. Major enhancements to the complex include new stadium seating, VIP lounge and press box, outfield berm, clubhouse, and indoor training facility. Construction is expected to be completed by February 2022.
“The baseball stadium complex at Binghamton University is being built to develop student athletes and help them achieve their highest potential,” said Stu Henderson, Partner and Director of Design at Fawley Bryant Architecture. “The teaching and training spaces allow coaches the unique opportunity to evaluate their athlete’s development.”
The endeavor expands Fawley Bryant’s sports portfolio, which includes collaborations with the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins, along with Gatorade, Under Armour, Pro Bull Riding, IMG Academy and Prince Tennis.
“This stadium complex will be one of the best collegiate baseball facilities in the country. It positions Binghamton with the best of the best,” said Binghamton University Athletic Director Patrick Elliott. “We appreciate the great efforts of the Fawley Bryant staff and look forward to our coaches and student-athletes training and competing in these facilities.”
Project elements include increased fan seating, locker rooms, indoor batting cages, coaches’ offices, study spaces and an athletic training room. In addition, the facility will meet NCAA requirements for hosting post-season tournament play. The indoor training facility will include a turf baseball infield with a four-story ceiling, providing athletes with the ability to practice year-round.
For the fan experience, new stadium seating and an elevated concourse will be added, along with a 7,500-square-foot VIP lounge and press box structure positioned behind home plate. For players and coaches, the ground floor of the two-story structure will house the locker room, complete with custom lockers, team lounge, nutrition, High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.) area, designated coaches’ locker rooms and athletic training facilities with hydrotherapy treatment pools. The second level efficiently lays out coach and staff offices, video coaching, study space, conference rooms, support spaces and a multi-purpose team meeting room with tiered seating overlooking first base.
As the design architect for this project, Fawley Bryant Architecture partnered with many local firms. Team members include: CSArch, Architect of Record; EDR, Civil Engineers; Ryan Biggs Clark Davis, Structural Engineers; M/E Engineering, MEP Engineers; and WJHW, Audio Visual.
About Fawley Bryant Architecture
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