USC WILLIAMS-BRICE STADIUM RENOVATIONS
| COLUMBIA, SC | Contract Construction teamed up with Garvin Design Group and HNTB for this $22.5 million modernization project at Williams-Brice Stadium. The University of South Carolina recognized an opportunity to enhance the fan experience for more than 20,000 fans on the south, west, and east sides, and for Williams-Brice to remain competitive with state-of-the-art stadiums throughout the country. The team very closely to undertake a comprehensive set of transformations, including over 100,000 square feet of space into premium seating experiences during the most difficult and uncertain part of the pandemic. The team was also challenged with a limited budget and an aggressive time frame to renovate so much of the stadium between football seasons. Cumulatively, the project involves the renovation and new construction of various seating and club amenity options for football patrons, including climate-controlled areas for over 8,000 football fans. The scope includes the expansion of conditioned and finished spaces at existing elevated concourse areas, construction of a new loge seating area, rework of existing seating risers, renovation and/or construction of new restrooms, and renovation and/or construction of new food service areas. In summary, we renovated over 100,000 square feet of space in 9 months, while overcoming 72 days of inclement weather and a global pandemic to open the facility 3 weeks ahead of the first home game. The 20+ year trusting relationship between Contract and Garvin allowed for the successful collaboration (both in person and virtual) to bring the project in on time and on budget.