Spurrier Indoor Practice Facility

Spurrier Indoor Practice Facility

Columbia, South Carolina|Higher Education

The infrastructure and accouterments of this new indoor practice facility culminate in an ideal athletic training environment: a 100-yard practice field with two endzones, a training room, managers office, mechanical spaces (including air-conditioning), and three observation platforms with a connecting catwalk. The interior height clears 75 feet, giving players leeway for indoor kickoffs and field goal practice.

RATIO as Design Architect in association with Watson Tate Savory.
Client
University of South Carolina
Size
112,970 SF
Completed
2015
Sustainability
LEED Silver Certified

Designed as a terminus to Garnet Way from William-Brice Stadium, the facility encloses the east side of the university’s two new outdoor practice fields. Brick, a quintessential material on the USC campus, is prominently displayed on the classical east end of the building with translucent wall panels hovering above. A brick clad precast base and precast column wrap along the north and south elevations to develop the building’s structural rhythm.

The Indoor Football Practice Facility completes USC’s “Gamecock Park,” addressing the interests of public safety, efficiency, and fan experience.

One of only two LEED Silver facilities of its type in the United States.