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NC State to revamp sporting facilities

North Carolina State Athletics has commissioned design firm EwingCole, along with advisory and planning firm CSL/Legends, to design a new Athletics Development Plan to shape the future of its facilities.

The focus of the plan is on the next 10-15 years while identifying immediate improvements to the university’s sports venues for the next five years.

Key areas to be identified include upgrades to Carter-Finley Stadium, as well as addressing the future of NC State’s baseball facility. All 23 sports will be impacted during this process.

NC State director of athletics Boo Corrigan said:

This is an exciting time for us to invest in the future of NC State Athletics. We are working closely with the University Architect’s Office to put together an inclusive and comprehensive plan for all 23 sports that will help us prioritize our efforts for the next 10-15 years.  This is an important process for us to shape the landscape of NC State Athletics.

The EwingCole team will critically analyse the campus by examining existing data, plans and reports, facility walkthroughs, and conducting interviews of University staff and key stakeholders, student-athletes and fans.

The team will benchmark these venues against peer institutions and perform a market study to determine current trends in fan amenities.

William McCullough, director of sports and entertainment, said:

Designing integrated sports and entertainment facilities requires a comprehensive understanding of NC State’s goals and needs.

We have developed significant experience in planning and designing unique sports facilities for clients such as Duke University, the University of Pennsylvania, the United States Military Academy, Villanova University, and the New York Giants.

When completed, the Athletics Development Plan will support the athletic and academic mission of NC State University through fiscally responsible planning. It will align facilities and infrastructure with athletic program needs and stakeholder aspirations with realistic budgets and implementation strategies.