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Centennial Bank Athletics Operations Center


Posted: June 24, 2020 | Projects

The Arkansas State Red Wolves continue to elevate the fan and student-athlete experience at Centennial Bank Stadium. This project consists of two new dramatic components: a North End Zone seating area offering unique game-day amenities with premium seating options, and a 65,000-square-foot Athletic Operations Center supporting all student-athletes.

Photo Courtesy of Rafael Gamo

The new Centennial Bank Athletics Operations Center brings a level of training efficiency unseen in FBS football. With only 100 total yards separating the outdoor practice fields, a full 100-yard indoor practice field, football operations, and the competition field, Arkansas State quite arguably owns one of the most efficient football facilities in the country. 

The new Operations Center also houses one of the largest full-team meeting rooms in college football, with 200 first-class fully customized theatre chairs, as well as training, treatment, and hydrotherapy rooms providing cutting-edge recovery for all student-athletes.

Inspired by the beautiful “Natural State,” the new additions create something truly special that pay homage to that splendor. The new North End Zone and Athletics Operations Center are flanked by two incredible large-scale water features that bring a level of ambiance not found in college football ... until now. Patrons in the new North End Zone receive first-class treatment, with access to special menu options providing a local flavor. One of the most impressive features of this new fan experience is the re-imagined team tunnel. 

The goal continues to be providing fans with great experiences on game day and giving student-athletes every opportunity to excel both on and off the playing surface.

With one of the most efficient layouts in Division I sports, the Athletic Operations Center provides a true competitive advantage for the Red Wolves. Combining the training spaces and stadium in one location offers a significant advantage:  convenience. 

Continuing the tradition of securing conference titles with a high expectation for personal and team excellence, student-athletes now enjoy some of the most innovative technologies and tools available to compete at the highest level. 

Coaches and training staff have access to all the resources needed to fuel, train and teach student-athletes. A massive new weight room, hydrotherapy equipment, team meeting spaces, lounge, coaches’ offices and two full-service fuel stations are housed in the new building.

Another marquee space is the team locker room, complete with customized, fully-ventilated lockers, an enhanced lighting and audio system, and high-end graphic elements. A barber shop festooned in graffiti art by a local artist anchors the locker room entry.

The most recognizable end zone in the Sunbelt, it’s the only stadium featuring twin end zone water features and touchdown water spouts. 

All 150 loge boxes (600+ fans) were sold out in the inaugural season. Configured in groups of four, each box provides superb sightlines that rise above industry standards to provide exceptional views to the field. New stadium product offerings also include two party terraces that serve as outdoor club spaces with access to two full-service bars to enhance the game day atmosphere.

Building Envelope: Tremco, CETCO Voltex®
Roofing: Vulcraft Steel Deck, Firestone
Windows, entrances & storefronts: Kawneer, Guardian Glass
Interior: Armstong, DesignTex, ConwedDesignscape, Arc-Com
Flooring: Junckers Hardwood, Bentley Mills, Shaw Contract, TandusCentiva, Olympia Tile & Stone, Daltile
Elevators: Kone
Lighting: Hightower, Alphabet, Oxygen, Lithonia

Project Team
Architect & Cost Estimator
2380 McGee Street, #200
Kansas City, MO  64180

Structural Engineer
125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
5444 Westheimer Road, #400
Houston, TX 77056

General Contractor
Ramsons, Inc.
P.O. Box 9185
Jonesboro, AR 72403
Lancaster, PA 17603

Civil Engineer
Development Consultants, Inc.
2200 N. Rodney Parham Road, #200
Little Rock, AR 72212

Audio/Visual Engineer
Henderson Engineers, Inc.
8325 Lenexa Drive
Lenexa, PA 66214

Date Bid: Nov 2017
Construction Period: Jan 2018 to Oct 2019
Total Square Feet: 65,000
Site: 3.56 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.

Click here to view the full cost details for this project in the May/June 2020 issue of DCD