July 7, 2000
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 Construction fields.
Old New 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
Old New 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.
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PROJECT CONSTRUCTION FACTS
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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