Kansas Football Facility Rendering Unveiled
Feb. 22, 2007
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LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas and Kansas Athletics today released the latest renderings of the Anderson Family Football Complex, which will be built near the southwest corner of Memorial Stadium. Plans for the building include offices, academic areas, a weight room, locker rooms, an audio-visual room, meeting rooms, a cardio room, a hydro-therapy room, a nutrition area and a display area. Kansas Athletics has named HNTB Architecture of Kansas City, Mo., as the architect of record.
Funding for this $31-million project was provided largely through the generosity of two University of Kansas alumni families – the Kivistos (former basketball team captain Tom Kivisto and his wife Julie), and the Andersons (Dana, Sue, Justin and Jean) – as well as several other families, including Charles and Sharon Lynch Kimbell (Hutchinson, Kansas), Frank Sabatini and family (Topeka, Kansas), and Ken Wagnon (Wichita, Kansas).
“The entire KU athletics family is indebted to these families, and to all those who have donated to this project, for their generosity,” Kansas Athletics Director Lew Perkins said. “This facility will help Kansas Athletics in a number of ways. It will certainly help KU football compete on a more even plane with other Big XII programs but also, by consolidating all football activities into one area, the facility will free up space needed for other sports.”
“The new football facility will embrace the hillside southwest of the football stadium in a manner that will not detract from the beauty of campanile hill,” said Warren Corman, University Architect. “It will nestle into the hillside where an asphalt parking lot now exists and the roof over the underground weight room will be covered with natural grass turf.”