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McLane Stadium at Baylor University

In Spring of 2012, Baylor University announced that they would retire the 60-year-old off-campus stadium and build a new on-campus facility. The 93-acre site selected for the new stadium sits along the Brazos River, developing the centerpiece of Baylor’s sports programs along the riverfront. A seeping pedestrian bridge spanning the river connects the stadium site to the university campus. The location creates a stronger connection to the main campus giving students the opportunity to walk from classrooms and dorms to sporting events and offers visitors a unique game day and tailgating experience.

OJB provided planting and irrigation design for the landscape around the stadium, including planting beds, turf, native grasses, seeded areas, and indigenous plants. The irrigation design reduces water consumption and waste associated with typical irrigation practices for the conservation of natural resources.

OJB introduced a new planting palette, including ornamental grasses and wildflowers, which is atypical of what has been done traditionally at Baylor. Geotextiles and native plantings were used for erosion control around the river and also served to foster habitat creation and biodiversity. A double row of heritage live oaks was incorporated into the design as the key pedestrian shading and scaling feature for the stadium. This promenade included special planting and seating areas for students, fans and alumni.

The large sweeps of planting were influenced by the curvature of the bridge and the river’s edge. This new planting palette, along with the live oak “ring” around the stadium and tailgating areas, distinguishes the stadium side of the campus.

OJB designed the walks and spaces around the stadium, creating better pedestrian circulation and allowing for programmed spaces. These spaces included the stadium promenade and a landscaped plaza designed with trees, ornamental planting and shaded courtyard areas to accommodate the high volume of pedestrian traffic during sporting events.

PROJECT INFORMATION
Location:
Waco, TX
Team: Populous
Awards: ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award, Design, 2017
Photography Credit: Populous, Christy Radecic

McLane Stadium at Baylor University

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McLane Stadium at Baylor University

McLane Stadium at Baylor University

In Spring of 2012, Baylor University announced that they would retire the 60-year-old off-campus stadium and build a new on-campus facility. The 93-acre site selected for the new stadium sits along the Brazos River, developing the centerpiece of Baylor’s sports programs along the riverfront. A seeping pedestrian bridge spanning the river connects the stadium site to the university campus. The location creates a stronger connection to the main campus giving students the opportunity to walk from classrooms and dorms to sporting events and offers visitors a unique game day and tailgating experience.

OJB provided planting and irrigation design for the landscape around the stadium, including planting beds, turf, native grasses, seeded areas, and indigenous plants. The irrigation design reduces water consumption and waste associated with typical irrigation practices for the conservation of natural resources.

OJB introduced a new planting palette, including ornamental grasses and wildflowers, which is atypical of what has been done traditionally at Baylor. Geotextiles and native plantings were used for erosion control around the river and also served to foster habitat creation and biodiversity. A double row of heritage live oaks was incorporated into the design as the key pedestrian shading and scaling feature for the stadium. This promenade included special planting and seating areas for students, fans and alumni.

The large sweeps of planting were influenced by the curvature of the bridge and the river’s edge. This new planting palette, along with the live oak “ring” around the stadium and tailgating areas, distinguishes the stadium side of the campus.

OJB designed the walks and spaces around the stadium, creating better pedestrian circulation and allowing for programmed spaces. These spaces included the stadium promenade and a landscaped plaza designed with trees, ornamental planting and shaded courtyard areas to accommodate the high volume of pedestrian traffic during sporting events.

PROJECT INFORMATION
Location:
Waco, TX
Team: Populous
Awards: ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award, Design, 2017
Photography Credit: Populous, Christy Radecic