The New ASU Stadium

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The New ASU Stadium
New ASU football stadium Feb 2012 01.jpg
The south grandstand under construction in February 2012
Location Montgomery, Alabama
Coordinates 32°21′50″N 86°17′26″W / 32.36389°N 86.29056°W / 32.36389; -86.29056Coordinates: 32°21′50″N 86°17′26″W / 32.36389°N 86.29056°W / 32.36389; -86.29056
Broke ground February 4, 2011[1]
Opened November 22, 2012[2]
Owner Alabama State University
Operator Alabama State University
Surface FieldTurf
Construction cost $62 million
Architect Brown Chambless Architects[3]
Convergence Design[3]
Project manager TCU Consulting Services[4]
Structural engineer Blackburn Daniels O'Barr[5]
Services engineer CRS Engineering, Inc.[6]
General contractor Rabren General Contractors, Inc.[7]
Capacity 26,500
Tenants
Alabama State Hornets football team

The New ASU Stadium on the campus of Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama is a 26,500-seat stadium that replaces the Cramton Bowl as the host venue for the Alabama State Hornets football team. The first game in the New ASU Stadium was the 89th Turkey Day Classic on November 22, 2012 in which the Hornets hosted the Tuskegee Golden Tigers. The game was a sell-out and was televised nationally on ESPNU. Unfortunately for the Hornets, they lost the first ever game in their new stadium 27-25 due to a late two-point conversion by Tuskegee.

The stadium's current capacity sits at 26,500 but the project was designed to allow for future expansion that can expand the capacity to 55,000.[8]

Other uses[edit]

The stadium also holds a restaurant and retail space which welcome visitors to the stadium and area 365 days a year.[9] The stadium itself will be used year-round with other events such as concerts, band competitions, as well as soccer matches and other sporting events by partnering with the Central Alabama Sports Commission.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flanagan, Ben (February 3, 2011). "ASU Football Stadium Groundbreaking, Baseball Complex Ribbon Cutting Friday". Alabama Live LLC. Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ Kneidinger Hull, Christine (September 14, 2011). "ASU 'Clock and Block' Party to Count Down Days Until Stadium Play". Alabama Live LLC. Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Muret, Don (October 3, 2011). "Alabama St. Sees New $50M Stadium As First Step to FBS Status". SportsBusiness Journal. Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Clients". TCU Consulting Services. Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Engineering Projects". Blackburn Daniels O'Barr. Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "ASU Football Stadium". Auburn Electrical Construction Co., Inc. Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Pulse". Engineering News-Record. January 28, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "$62 million Alabama State stadium sets stage for growth across Montgomery". AL.com. November 21, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ "NewASUStadium.com: About Us". NewASUStadium.com. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 

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