Project DescriptionThe rebuilt stadium helps the university recruit student athletes, provides a home-field advantage and enhances the fan experience.
HOK’s design preserves the history of the 1920 stadium and its sweeping views of Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains while transforming it into a state-of-the-art venue.
Complete demolition and reconstruction of the lower bowl and south-side stands brings fans closer to the action. By preserving the building’s iconic metal roofs, the design ensures that the stadium remains one of the nation’s loudest.
New concessions, restrooms, lobby space, high-resolution video boards and premium seating options enhance the game-day experience for fans. Premium seating includes six suites and 60 club seats on the field level and 2,500 club seats, 30 suites and 30 loge boxes on a dedicated club level.
A new football operations building within the west stands connects a new, tight and unified seating bowl to the field and provides state-of-the-art facilities for players, coaches and staff. The building includes home-team lockers, weight and training rooms, a recruiting lounge, coaches’ offices, team meeting rooms and support spaces.
In addition to responding to constraints created by the stadium’s urban, lakeside site, the design creates connectivity with the new Sound Transit station southeast of the stadium. A 200-stall parking garage was constructed beneath the south bowl and stands.
A retail component and the University of Washington Sports Medicine Center promote year-round activity within the stadium.
The LEED Silver design also adheres to “Salmon-Safe” certification standards.