Eastern Michigan University
West Campus Master Plan
OSPORTS provided sports architecture and planning for the comprehensive West Campus Master Plan (WCMP) for Eastern Michigan University. The scope of work included a study of the existing West Campus of EMU and the creation of a Master Plan for the site which consisted of new facilities to house the university’s athletics teams and host a variety of local and national events. The overall program included an updated indoor practice facility, a new golf practice facility, new track/field complex, gymnastics and volleyball venue with eSports capabilities, new soccer/lacrosse complex and a new hitting facility for baseball. The scope also included necessary site improvements, including a formal “Main Entry” to the complex, digital site/wayfinding signage, parking, pedestrian pathways, utility upgrades and storm water management. In addition to the athletics portion of the WCMP, the scope included a potential West Campus Housing/Dining Complex study, with options for potential Public-Private Partnership development opportunities.
The updated indoor practice facility included two options: the in-kind replacement of the current outdated bubble on the existing building, and the replacement of the bubble with a permanent structure to house two full-size football fields, locker rooms, support spaces and MEPT infrastructure. The golf facility is incorporated into the new multi-sport building, and includes simulator bays, a chipping/putting area and team support facilities.
The new track/field complex consisted of an indoor/outdoor facility. The indoor facility housed a 200-meter competition track, team support facilities, building support spaces and MEPT infrastructure. The outdoor track facility included a 400-meter competition track with infield for field events, berm seating, site upgrades (entry plaza, sports lighting, fencing, etc.) and site utility infrastructure.
The gymnastics and volleyball venue included a main competition area for both sports with bleacher seating capacity of 1,000, team support facilities, a 10,000 SF gymnastics practice area and MEPT infrastructure. The main competition area can also be configured to support eSports competitions. The soccer/lacrosse complex included a new artificial turf field that would serve as the practice and competition field for the lacrosse team, new berm seating and press box situated between the existing natural grass soccer field and new turf field to serve both, updated locker rooms and associated site utility infrastructure.
Project Cost: $30 Million (estimated)