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Amherst’s McGuirk Stadium Upgrades Completed

Rendering showing videoboard that measures 48-feet wide by 20.4-feet high, located in the south end zone modern hospitality plaza

Boston – BOND, a Northeast building, civil, utility and energy construction firm, announced the completion of a $15.5-million improvement project on the Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The University of Massachusetts Building Authority (UMBA) engaged BOND to provide preconstruction and construction management services for the construction of a seasonal air supported structure – “a bubble” – and major upgrades to the stadium.

Exterior of seasonal dome

The project was completed in collaboration with architecture firm, Perkins and Will.

A brand new 96,000sf synthetic turf practice field was installed parallel to McGuirk Stadium, complete with a seasonal air supported structure to accommodate football, soccer, rugby, lacrosse, baseball and recreational sports during the winter months.

 

Interior of 240-foot wide by 400-foot long by 80-feet high turf facility that will offer expanded space for teams to practice

Inside the stadium, several improvements were made, such as new high-definition videoboards, scoreboard, sound system, accessibility improvements, and restrooms. A modern hospitality plaza was created in the south end zone, offering fans the opportunity to enjoy the game from field level with food and beverage options.