Schemmer* programmed and designed several of the facilities on the University of Sioux Falls (USF) Athletic Complex, including options for future amenities. When USF received the funding for their football stadium, Schemmer worked with the owner for a fast-track design and construction project. The unique grandstand design allows for direct sight lines from the entire concourse concession level to all areas of the field. Upper seating is raked at an increasing angle, bringing fans closer to the action. The press box level houses radio and television booths, sky boxes and a large hospitality suite for up to 120 guests, all with a sweeping view of the entire campus.
This multi-phase USF Athletic Complex project began with a $1 million artificial turf football field. The first field was quickly followed by an Olympic IAAF-certified track with a natural grass soccer field in the infield. The grandstands, concessions, press box, restrooms and other sport facilities followed. Recently, a FIFA internationally-certified artificial turf soccer field was added. Future facilities will include baseball, softball and tennis, an equipment storage building, and a 158,000 SF field house.
*project completed by MSH Architects prior to joining Schemmer