The University of Notre Dame is home to one of the most revered college football programs in the country. While Notre Dame Stadium has become an iconic venue that offers an incomparable game day experience for college football fans, the 80,000-seat venue’s unique position at the heart of campus offers the University an opportunity to enhance student life and link together Notre Dame’s athletic, academic, cultural and social offerings.
The $400 million Campus Crossroads Project will creatively utilize Notre Dame Stadium as a hub for student life, adding more than 750,000 sq. ft. of space in three new buildings attached to the facility, including room for classrooms, laboratories, academic departments; an expanded digital media center; a student center; space for conferences and receptions; and enhanced hospitality, clubs and premium seating options.
RATIO and a nationally recognized team of planners and designers carefully integrated needed university facilities while maintaining the integrity of the historically-significant original stadium in its surrounding context of classic collegiate Gothic buildings. Of importance was the need for more academic and student life space close to other campus facilities, and the desire to foster student/faculty interaction.