The Gustavus Adolphus Adolphus College football stadium, which was dedicated this past September, has been selected as one of 89 state-of-the-art athletic facilities built in the past year by Athletic Business magazine. The stadium, which was built at a cost of $4.6 million and seats 4,500, was designed by TKDA Architects out of St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Gusties drew an estimated 15,641 fans for six home games in the 2007 season for an average of 2,607 per game. The largest crowd was attracted on October 13 vs Saint John’s when 5,196 fans filled the new stadium to capacity.
The new Gustavus football stadium provides the Gustavus community with an attractive and unique venue from which to watch the Golden Gustie football team compete.
The synthetic field is recessed below ground level and an earthen berm surrounds the entire field. Spectators enter the stadium through an arched entryway called “Traditions Plaza” and have access to seating on both sides of the via a concrete sidewalk located on top of the berm. The berm also provides ample space for people to be seated informally on the grass to watch games. The stadium seats 2,500 spectators and features a stadium tower with facilities for working press, coaches, and guests of the College. A visitors’ section across the field accommodates another 1,000 fans. When you combine the stadium seating, the visitor seating, and the grass berm seating, the total capacity for the stadium is approximately 5,000.
Link to pictures and article about the stadium in Athletic Business magazine