Dawson Stadium Expansion
South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Master Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering
This renovation and expansion of the existing football stadium removed a number of substandard seating sections, increased the seating capacity from approximately 17,000 to 22,000 seats, and lowered the field to provide improved sightlines for the entire stadium within a construction cost of $3 million.
The construction included upgraded toilet, concession, first aid, ticketing and other spectator service facilities, a President's Hospitality Suite, coaches' boxes, and a new press box and camera facilities. In addition, a new athletic administration facility with classrooms and meeting facilities was planned for the end of the stadium for a later phase of construction.
The project was completed by Kenneth M. Betsch, AIA, while a Managing Principal for Odell Associates, Inc.