Sports and Entertainment
Client: University of Missouri
Architect: 360 Architecture, Populous
Size: 321,000 SF
Built to accommodate the men's and women's basketball teams, this arena was designed to blend the style of a traditional fieldhouse with the technology of a world-class sports arena. The facility includes a broad-based seating system with a total of 15,100 seats, 10,000 of which are located in the lower bowl. Separating the upper and lower bowls is a series of 26 suites and 26 mini-suites, each outfitted with ample seating and food service capabilities.
It was the intention of the University to create a positive fan experience. The arena was designed with an open concourse which gives fans the freedom to visit concessions while still having access to the game. Special tribute was given to the individual schools within the University system by way of banners spanning the entire perimeter of the concourse. Visitors are also greeted with a Hall of Fame lobby adorned with memorabilia.
AGC Kansas City Chapter - Project of the Year over $25 Million - 2006