Donald R.
Dizney Stadium
at the Florida

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
23,425 SF
Completion date
July 2009

This earth-integrated, top loaded, fully accessible grandstand with an elevated view of the soccer practice field from the concourse is designed using the site's existing terrain. 

The lacrosse competition field is visually enclosed by a 12,000 square foot locker facility which not only houses the women's lacrosse team, but provides support spaces including visitors lockers, training facilities, equipment issue and managers and coaches lockers. LEED principles were established during the early stages of the programming phase, which allowed for each LEED point to be evaluated and considered throughout the design phases of the project.   An eye-catching, large format wall graphic resides in the 12'-6" high by 6'-0" wide recess within a centralized signature wall for the building. The RDG-designed graphic provides a dynamic background for future glass shelving. The University anticipates many trophies and awards to be displayed within these two recessed areas over upcoming seasons.