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Business Observer Friday, May 21, 2021 4 months ago

Local architect firm begins construction on new NCAA facility

The $60 million project is being designed for Binghamton University.

Lakewood Ranch-based Fawley Bryant Architecture has begun construction on a 84,000-square-foot baseball stadium complex the firm designed for Binghamton University in New York. 

The $60 million project will include enhancements to the complex including new stadium seating, VIP lounge and press box, outfield berm, clubhouse, and indoor training facility. Construction is expected to be completed by February 2022, according to a statement. The architecture firm works out of the Energy Court Center in Lakewood Ranch. 

The endeavor expands Fawley Bryant’s sports portfolio, which includes collaborations with the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins, along with Gatorade, Under Armour, Pro Bull Riding, IMG Academy and Prince Tennis.  

“This stadium complex will be one of the best collegiate baseball facilities in the country. It positions Binghamton with the best of the best,” Binghamton University Athletic Director Patrick Elliott says in the release. “We appreciate the great efforts of the Fawley Bryant staff and look forward to our coaches and student-athletes training and competing in these facilities.” 

The project will feature new fan seating, locker rooms, indoor batting cages, coaches’ offices, study spaces and an athletic training room. The indoor training facility will include a turf baseball infield with a four-story ceiling.  

New stadium seating and an elevated concourse also will be added, along with a 7,500-square-foot VIP lounge and press box structure positioned behind home plate. The architecture firm also is constructing a locker room, complete with custom lockers, team lounge, nutrition, High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.) area, designated coaches’ locker rooms and athletic training facilities with hydrotherapy treatment pools. 


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