Byrd Stadium

Location: 
College Park, Maryland
Client: 
University of Maryland
Architect: 
Populous
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Contract Value: 
$41,400,000 (all projects)
Size: 
41,000 Seats
Year Completed: 
1995

Clark completed renovations and additions to Byrd Stadium at University of Maryland's College Park campus. The scope of work included a 41,000-seat stadium renovation with a new five-story pressbox and concession areas, a 46,000 square-foot athletic training and administrative facility, and an addition of 14,000 seats to the upper deck with two concourse levels including concessions and restroom facilities.

Renovations at Byrd Stadium involved the demolition of an existing press box and the construction of a new 150-foot long, five-story pressbox and visitor’s center in its place. The project team also constructed two new concourse buildings that house concession facilities and public restrooms. The scope of work included the design-build delivery of a two-tiered, 14,000-seat upper deck addition to Byrd Stadium. Originally contracted to renovate half of the existing cast-in-place concrete stadium bowl and install new aluminum bench seating, Clark was later given the approval to proceed with the renovation of the entire bowl.

The project was accelerated to accommodate this massive addition to the scope with only three months remaining in the original schedule. Despite the significant increase in work, Clark worked closely with the university to successfully incorporate the additional work into the project schedule and complete the project in time for the opening game.   

During the following off-season, Clark constructed a state-of-the-art football team building and new scoreboard. The 45,000 square-foot facility features locker rooms for home and visiting teams, offices, meeting rooms, a sports medicine training area, an equipment storage area, and a weight training room. The main entry to the building contains a 1,000 square-foot Hall of Fame, which showcases over 100 years of Terrapin football history and memorabilia. 

Awards: 
ABC Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter - Honorable Mention ($5-10 Million)
WBC Craftsmanship Award - Masonry, Unit Masonry