University of St. Mary Athletics

University of St. Mary Athletics

LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS

  • University of St. Mary
  • New Construction

Athletics take center stage at University of St. Mary. With 75% of the student population being athletes, they needed a complex that could host all its athletes and fans on campus.

The complex’s inaugural homecoming celebration was the largest game day attendance in school history, with students, faculty, alumni, family and friends all coming together to celebrate the its Athletics new home.

A soccer field and synthetic turf football field are joined by a two-sided press box with hospitality area. Locker rooms, concessions and a multipurpose space are housed on the first floor of the press box.

Southeast Missouri State University – Houck Stadium

Southeast Missouri State University – Houck Stadium

IN PROGRESS

  • Houck Stadium
  • Renovation
  • 65,000-100,000 SF
  • $20-26 million

The stadium’s natural site is located within an existing quarry and will create a unique environment for many future athletic events.

Hollis + Miller was tasked with redesigning a new 10,000-seat stadium for Southeast Missouri State University to replace their 90-year-old existing stadium. Focusing on the player, fan and recruiting experience was key within Houck Field to help form a new identity for SEMO Athletics.

Located within an existing quarry, our team quickly seized the opportunity to expose the natural qualities of the rock to create a unique environment for fans to gather and engage with each other. Hollis + Miller illustrated the impact of a multi-phase project through 3D renderings and accurate cost assessments so the owner could understand each and every step to meet their goals. Sponsorships and partnerships were also a large part of the design. Thinking creatively with the athletic administration, areas were identified not only to bring in additional revenue, but further advance the student athletes’ experience through those partnerships. The redesign of Houck Field emulates the latest trends by not going for a sheer quantity of seats but focusing on the quality of the experiences within.