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The Details
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Size: 216,361 square feet
Value: $29,407,041
Completion Date: August, 2008
Delivery Method: Design Build
Owner: Old Dominion University
Architects: Clark Nexsen

S.B. Ballard Construction Company was the general contractor on the new Game Day Building and Parking Garage at historic Foreman Field on the Old Dominion University campus. The new Game Day Building is a four-story, 54,880 square foot, 19,818 seat multi-purpose stadium. It includes 26 luxury suites providing seating for 12 people per suite, 390 loge seats in 100 mini boxes, terraces, concession stands, a full service kitchen providing food service for 14,000 patrons, restrooms, home team locker rooms, team meeting rooms, exam rooms and sound system and scoreboard control rooms.

Twelve of the suites have their own patio overlooking the plaza south of the complex, while the loge seating area also includes an 8, 000 square foot covered patio on the second level of the facility. Another 7,500 square foot enclosed terrace looks directly out over the south end zone. The playing surface at Foreman Field has been replaced by Astroturf GameDay Grass 3D.

The Parking Garage consists of 5 levels, one on grade and four elevated for a total of 216,361 square feet and 724 parking spaces. The garage was competed 6 months prior to the contract completion date. This allowed ODU to offer parking to 724 staff and students 6 months earlier than expected. The garage also includes a storage area for the Game Day Building and playing field equipment and a ticket sales area for stadium events.

In addition to the contract for this project, a change order was given to perform renovations to the Seating, Structure, Press Box, University Box, and Locker Rooms.