HKS to Design Green US Football Stadium

9 March 2010 (Last Updated March 9th, 2010 18:30)

Dallas-based HKS will design the new $1bn football stadium for the University of North Texas in the US. The stadium aims to become the first gold LEED certified college football facility, and will replace the 57-year-old Fouts Field building. The stadium will be built to a

Dallas-based HKS will design the new $1bn football stadium for the University of North Texas in the US.

The stadium aims to become the first gold LEED certified college football facility, and will replace the 57-year-old Fouts Field building.

The stadium will be built to accommodate 30,000 spectators, and will also include luxury suites, a corporate deck, a spirit store, tailgate space and a touchdown terrace.

The proposed development will have a brick exterior, and uniquely shaped north stands. It will also feature paved walkways and bike paths.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the stadium proposal in September 2009, according to contractmagazine.com.

Construction work on the stadium will be complete by 2011.

The stadium will double up as an entertainment venue, hosting outdoor concerts, community events, high school games and band competitions.