EAST ENDZONE FACILITY
Location: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Budget: $70 million
Size: 170,000 sf
Year Completed: 2011
The old Kenan Field House and adjacent Development Center have been razed to make way for the new six-story East Endzone Facility that houses the Carolina Student Athlete Center for Excellence and the Blue Zone Premium Seating for game days. The field level includes a strength & conditioning center, locker rooms, truck bays for press and delivery plus maintenance and support space. The second level houses the 30,000 sf academic support center plus the business office for Carolina Athletics. The third through sixth floors provide club and suite seating, including outdoor patios. On top of the roof is a 24 ft. tall x 82 ft. wide video board. The building structure is framed with reinforced cast-in-place concrete supported on mini-piles. Precast concrete seating risers span between concrete raker beams. The dramatic colonnade arches, gabled roof screen and video board structure are framed with structural steel.
Architect: Corley Redfoot Architects