Drake Stadium
Phase I

Drake University
Des Moines, IA
Completion date
April 2006

RDG's plan for this renovated stadium refreshes its image as a dynamic hub for large campus athletic events. The track is designed to meet USA Track & Field Guidelines, and the newly-illuminated field is covered with state-of-the-art synthetic turf.

Phase I of the project restores the stadium structure to make it safe and accessible, reconfigures the track, replaces natural turf with synthetic turf, resurfaces the field and provides an expanded field event area. New decking, seats, restrooms, concessions and locker rooms provide comfortable, well-sighted and accessible seating for nearly 15,000 spectators.