This 15,000-seat stadium can expand to 40,000 seats and is home to the UNC Charlotte 49ers football program. The complex also includes a field house and two practice fields. A press box (complete with media seating), a university box, and television and radio booths adorn the west sideline at the concourse level. The stadium field is a synthetic playing surface with inlaid graphics and lines.
During preconstruction, the PCL project team worked closely with the design team and client to establish more than 100 ideas that saved the client nearly $3 million without compromising quality. Further, the project team had to blast massive rock formations that were in the way of the foundations, and were challenged to do so without interrupting nearby classroom lab experiments. Implementing and abiding by strategic blast times and blasting levels that were below recommended tolerances got the job done to the client’s expectations.