James Madison University
Originally built in 1975, Bridgeforth Stadium underwent a major phased expansion to increase capacity, improve sightlines, and offer fan amenities desired in a modern facility. The existing west grandstands were demolished to accommodate a new two-tiered west grandstand. A new north grandstand was added to accompany the existing east grandstand seating. As a result, the stadium now seats approximately 25,000 spectators and offers fans an upper and lower concourse featuring an 8,000-square-foot club lounge and suites. The service level includes a commercial kitchen and commissary facility and loading dock. Restroom facilities and ADA seating are designed to accommodate current code requirements. The upper tier of the new west grandstand also features a press box, which replaced the outdated facility located in the east grandstand.
Awards + Recognition
- ABBY Merit Award, Buildings, 2012