FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE CENTER
FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE CENTER

FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE CENTER

PROJECT OVERVIEW


 

LEED Certified Gold


Southwest Perspective

UMass Project Manager
Joe Balzano
UMBA Project Manager
NV5
Designer / Architect
Perkins+Will
Construction Manager
Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
Timeline
March 2013 - August 2014
Address
290 Stadium Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9397

In 2012, the UMass Football team began a new era as a member of the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the NCAA. The $34.5 million, 55,000 S.F. Football Performance Center was designed to revitalize the aging McGuirk Alumni Stadium, provide a center of excellence for the football program, and enhance both game and everyday experience for the football team and entire university community.

The new center consolidates all of the team’s needs in one location, and serves as an important recruiting tool. The expanded facilities include a new press box, strength and conditioning areas, a sports medicine facility with ten treatment tables and plunge pools, an auditorium for team meetings, a player’s lounge, faculty and coaching offices, locker rooms, equipment storage, and laundry facilities. 

The new building provides student athletes with a state-of-the-art facility to hone their athletic and academic performance, positioning the football team for present and future success. The building is LEED Gold Certified.

 

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES


Sustainable Sites​

  • Located within walking distance of several basic community services, including a park, restaurant, and retail establishments
  • Access to multiple PVTA shuttle and bus routes
  • Staff bike storage with shower and changing facilities onsite
  • Discounted parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles
  • Stormwater Management Plan reduced site runoff quantity by 30%
  • 55% of site hardscaping surfaces are light-colored to reduce the heat island effect

Water Efficiency

  • Achieved a 40% reduction in potable water use via low-flow plumbing fixtures

Energy & Atmosphere

  • Cut overall energy use by 24% through high efficiency boilers and chiller, an improved thermal envelope, high performance glazing, occupancy sensors, demand controlled ventilation, and energy recovery
  • Utilized energy modeling to develop and implement a building Measurement and Verification Plan

Materials & Resources

  • Dedicated areas for recycling collection and storage
  • Diverted 97% of demolition and construction wastes from landfill
  • 30% of new construction materials utilize recycled content
  • 21% of building materials were extracted, processed, and manufactured regionally
  • 79% of new wood is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified

Indoor Environmental Air Quality

  • Developed and implemented an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Plan during construction
  • Low-VOC flooring, paints, adhesives, and sealants
  • Indoor chemical and pollutant source control via floor mats and air filters
  • Individual lighting and thermal comfort controls enable occupants to make adjustments for maximum comfort

Innovation In Design

  • Green Housekeeping Program incorporates staff training of cleaning processes, chemicals, and occupant feedback
  • Green Public Education Program includes guided tours and project website

 

RESOURCES


Green Building Brochure

LEED Project Dashboard

LEED Project Scorecard

Photo Gallery

Northwest Perspective

West Perspective

Skybox Interior

Player's Lounge

Strength and Conditioning Area

Sports Medicine Facility

Sports Medicine Facility

South Perspective

North Perspective

 

All images courtesy of Perkins+Will.

 

Videos

Groundbreaking Ceremonies Of UMass Football Performance Center And Basketball Champions Center

 

 

UMass Football Performance Center Construction Tour

 

 

UMass Football Performance Center Construction Time-Lapse

 

 

University of Massachusetts Amherst Football Performance Center and Press Box

 

 

Articles

 

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Southwest Perspective

 

Northwest Perspective

 

West Perspective

 

Skybox Interior

 

Player's Lounge

 

Strength and Conditioning Area

 

Sports Medicine Facility

 

Sports Medicine Facility

 

North Perspective

 

South Perspective

 

 

All images courtesy of Perkins+Will. Web page design by Ryan Rendano.