As General Contractor, Infinity performed complete demolition of the existing football stadium, grandstands, concessions, press box facility, locker rooms, restrooms and scoreboard during a very severe winter. The new Knowlton Athletic Complex in Oberlin, Ohio features a 16,900-sf field house includes locker rooms, concessions and restrooms, alumni pavilion and observation decks, and 3,000-sf conference space. Its façade is red brick with insulated metal panels and glass curtain wall system on the side that faces the field. The new Division II NCAA stadium is a synthetic turf football field with underground drainage, 4,000 grandstand seats and a press box facility on a 4.8 acre site.
Because of an extremely cold winter and a wet spring, Infinity had to re-sequence the schedule and incorporate extensive acceleration measures. Despite these challenges, demolition began November 2013, and new replacement construction completed August 2014 in time for the new football season.
Although this project did not seek formal LEED® certification is was the College’s first sustainable construction project using LED lighting throughout and daylight harvesting technology. We re-used concrete demolished on site for engineered fill for the new structure. We reclaimed existing goal posts and lockers which were given to Oberlin High School.