Lerch Bates Awarded Vertical Transportation Contract for New Colorado State University Stadium
DENVER, CO Lerch Bates, an employee-owned international consulting firm for vertical transportation, faÃ§ade access and logistics, has been selected to design the vertical transportation systems of Colorado State University's (CSU) new on-campus multi-purpose stadium. The $220 million facility and adjacent $18 million academic space is scheduled to open in time for the 2017 football season.
The stadium, currently under construction between Lake and Pitkin streets on top of Meridian Avenue in Fort Collins, Colorado, will include nine elevators and will feature a capacity crowd of more than 40,000 fans including standing-room-only, 36,000 seats, 150 indoor club seats, 800 outdoor club seats, 40 loge boxes and 22 suites with each having a capacity of 16 guests. The contemporary facility also will serve as a cornerstone for CSU's athletic department, housing office and administrative space including football offices as well as training and competition space for several sports. Additional facilities will house the university's Alumni Center, modern classrooms and the Center for Advising and Student Achievement. Additionally, CSU's new stadium will provide flexible space for campus events and convocations and year-round hospitality facilities for small gatherings and functions.
"CSU athletics is going through an exceptional renaissance with more than $250 million allocated to athletic facilities upgrades," said Lerch Bates Area Vice President - West Jeff Marsh. "The new stadium will continue the Rams tradition of excellence by providing a modern fan experience that will be unique in the region."