After almost half a century of playing football outside the campus, Colorado State University commissioned a series of studies into a new stadium within the campus. Considered crucial for better atmosphere and a step towards more modern facilities, the 40,000-capacity stadium was approved, with roughly 40,000 m2 earmarked for the project.
Designed by Populous, the ground is almost a typical university stadium and yet is also unique in its own way. Field of play is slightly wider than regular and the seating bowl is cut in order to combine the oval of stands with rectangular, almost square, plot occupied by the stadium.
The lower tier of stands is U-shaped, with opening towards the north, or towards the university campus. Main gates are located here, creating a connection between the stadium and the rest of CSU facilities. With not terracing in the north, a pub-like area was created for beer enthusiasts watching games. Similar space can be found on field level of the central west stand.
Tenant: Colorado State Rams (NCAA)