During June we saw the completion of all of the structural elements of the
project from the North Wings to the Parking Garage. Also, the HVAC, water,
sprinkler, fire alarm and lighting systems were continuing in all spaces
with finish work now being the major effort throughout the interior spaces.
The site work, including the fencing and gate structures, is nearing
completion and some of the landscaping preparation work and ground cover
will commence in July. The major portion of the landscaping will not be
installed until the weather cools down in the fall. Some will be in place
for the last home game on 18 November.
There has been a significant increase in the amount of questions being
asked about the Project and what new facilities will be included for the
opening this September. Many of these questions have been asked during the
various tours on site so this UPDATE contains some of the statistics we are
asked about most often. Also included are some construction facts which
may be of interest to those in the Engineering, Architectural or
PROJECT FACTS STADIUM
Total Capacity 45,000 61,500
Luxury Suites 0 44
President's Box Seats 132 360
President's Box Lounge 2,500 sq. ft. 8,000 sq. ft.
Press Box 3,500 sq. ft. 8,000 sq. ft.
Press Box (Working Press)70 Positions 128 Positions
Concession stands 8 25
Women's Toilets 100 461
Men's Toilets 184 414
Field Light Towers 120 ft high 180 ft. high
Television sets 20 232
Total Sq. Ft. 30,000 60,000
Home team locker room 1,703 sq. ft. 3,630 sq. ft.
Visitor locker room 1,273 sq. ft. 1,750 sq. ft.
New Football museum 0 3,800 sq. ft.
(Bryant Hall Level II)
Bryant Hall Level II (Occupants) Ticketing, VSAF, Development, Tutoring, Marketing, Career Services, Recruit Dining Area, Alumni Room.
72 columns each weighing 18,000 pounds
18 feet high
144,000 brick pavers in the plaza
44 South End Zone
8 @750 Sq. Ft., 20 seats
36 @675 Sq. Ft., 16 seats
600 Parking spaces (net gain of 250)
3 Levels of parking
456 Pieces of structural precast concrete
62 Caissons supporting garage structure
54,054 Trees, shrubs, and ground cover plants
PROJECT CONSTRUCTION FACTS
127,000 concrete blocks
8,500 yards of precast concrete
22,500 yards of cast in place concrete
49 miles of telephone wire
25 miles of electrical wire
760,000 individual LED's (small light bulbs) in HooVision
172 caissons support new stadium (some as deep as 70 feet)
Over 1000 pieces of new furniture
Over 1,000,000 man hours on the job by September 2000
$86 million total cost for project
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS
The first monthly edition of the Facilities Management Update was
distributed to 16 interested parties. The continuing requests for copies
has taken the distribution to its current level of 330 copies per month.
The trailer compound where the UVA/CM/A&E staffs (Directorate) are
located has been the hub of all project administrative activities. By 2
September 2000, over 1180 formal meetings, including programming, design,
contract, finance, and construction meetings ranging from 30 minutes to
7-1/2 hours will have been held in the conference rooms.