American Structurepoint Salutes Groundbreaking of New Loeb StadiumCorporate, Architecture + InteriorsAug 28, 2019
American Structurepoint proudly partnered with the City of Lafayette for a Tuesday afternoon groundbreaking that will transform the historic Loeb Stadium into a new, state-of-the-art, multi-use facility.
American Structurepoint is providing architectural services for the new $20 million municipally owned Loeb Stadium now under construction. The design takes its inspiration from the stadium’s original 1940s-era Art Deco architecture by using architectural precast concrete colonnade, traditional brick facades, and exposed structural steel.
“It’s very gratifying to be a part of something that Lafayette’s residents and visitors will enjoy for generations to come." - American Structurepoint Senior Project Architect Dan McCloskey
Our design rotates the existing field 180 degrees to a preferred northeast orientation, moving home plate to the current center field area. The new design also lowers the playing field by 7 feet to provide a clear line of sight to the entire field of play no matter where a spectator sits. It also shifts the stadium’s main entrance to the corner of Main and Wallace streets.
Scheduled for completion in December 2020, the new Loeb Stadium will offer seating for 2,500 guests. This includes 1,900 chair-backed seats in the lower bowl with additional grass seating along the third baseline and behind the left-field wall. The upper level features three enclosed suites, three open-air party decks with associated seating, stadium control, radio booths and a media area. A synthetic turf maximizes the amount of times the field can used. The City of Lafayette envisions using the stadium for soccer games/tournaments, football, concerts and other events year round.
“It is an honor for American Structurepoint to design this magnificent facility,” said Dan McCloskey, Loeb Stadium senior project architect. “It’s very gratifying to be a part of something that Lafayette’s residents and visitors will enjoy for generations to come.”
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Loeb Stadium Fast Facts
•Estimated Cost: $20 million
•Seating Capacity: 2,500
•Anticipated Completion Date: December 2020
•Architect: American Structurepoint
•General Contractor: Kettelhut Construction
•Home to: Lafayette Aviators, Lafayette Jefferson High School baseball teams
About American Structurepoint
American Structurepoint began business in Indianapolis in 1966 and has since grown into a respected multidiscipline consulting firm recognized for its experienced professionals, quality work and customer service. American Structurepoint also has been named the fifth-largest Indianapolis architecture firm by Architectural Record magazine and among the Top 300 Architectural Firms in the nation. In 2019, the Indianapolis Business Journal named American Structurepoint the fifth-largest architecture firm in the region. American Structurepoint’s architects have delivered distinctive and sustainable structures for clients across a wide spectrum of building types and market sectors. Our architecture practice offers a comprehensive set of services including programming and concept design, architecture, interior design, visualization, animation and graphic design. Our deep bench of expert professionals and market-based leaders offer clients a collaborative design approach resulting in cost-effective and innovative design solutions. For more information, visit www.structurepoint.com/architecture.