Lerch Bates, an employee-owned international consulting firm for vertical transportation, façade access, and logistics, has been selected to design the vertical transportation systems of Colorado State University’s (CSU) new on-campus multi-purpose stadium. The $220 million facility and adjacent $18 million academic space are scheduled to open in time for the 2017 football season.
The stadium, currently under construction between Lake and Pitkin streets on top of Meridian Avenue in Fort Collins, will include nine elevators and will feature a capacity crowd of more than 40,000 fans including standing-room-only, 36,000 seats, 150 indoor club seats, 800 outdoor club seats, 40 loge boxes and 22 suites with each having a capacity of 16 guests. The contemporary facility also will serve as a cornerstone for CSU’s athletic department, housing office and administrative space including football offices as well as training and competition space for several sports. Additional facilities will house the university’s Alumni Center, modern classrooms and the Center for Advising and Student Achievement. Additionally, CSU’s new stadium will provide flexible space for campus events and convocations and year-round hospitality facilities for small gatherings and functions.