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Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University


Kennesaw State University wanted to enhance its image as a strong D1 athletics contender and support the growth of its popular soccer program. At the same time, the Atlanta Beat Women’s Professional Soccer Club was looking for a facility to stage its matches and train. A third goal was to integrate its football program into the stadium at a future date. The design team was challenged to accommodate multiple sports and activities into the design. 

ROSSETTI created an 8,000-seat stadium with premium amenities and the flexibility to accommodate events and future expansion. Nestled at the base of the Kennesaw Mountain range, the native terrain influences the stadium form and University brand with a cascading roof line that follows the shape of the mountain backdrop. The topography of the site allowed for the stadium to be built into the side of the hill, creating a naturally recessed seating bowl, which resulted in significant construction cost savings.