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March 8, 2012

JMU Bridgeforth Stadium Uses ALPOLIC Panels

JMU Bridgeforth Stadium Uses ALPOLIC Panels
Project:James Madison University Bridgeforth Stadium
Location:Harrisonburg, Virginia
Completion:August 2011
Fabricator:W.H. Stovall & Company, Inc.
Architect:Moseley Architects, Virginia Beach
General Contractor:Donley's LLC
Installer:W.H. Stovall & Company, Inc.
Exterior Wall
Panel Manufacturer:
ALPOLIC
Products:Custom Colors: 4mm Fire Rated Core
JMU Purple
Stone Hearth Tan
Mountain Grey
Maritime White
Amount of ALPOLIC Materials Used:Approximately 24,541 square feet

In late 2009, Moseley Architects began their expansion of the Bridgeforth Stadium at James Madison University. With the continued rise of on-campus enrollment, the JMU Board of Visitors sought to renovate the arena’s infrastructure and better accommodate the increasing attendance.

Driven by overcrowding during Homecoming, Commencement, and Family Weekend, the project expanded sitting capacity by over 10,000 seats – the first increase in 25 years. The addition included hospitality seats, a new media center, and a club level containing an 8,000 square ft. lounge.

In areas requiring complicated profiles, large flat panels, and durable beam coverings, Moseley Architects called upon the use of ALPOLIC’s 4mm Fire Rated Core. The ALPOLIC panels, in four custom colors, can be found in the upper façade of the press box, north and south elevator towers, Club entrance, scoreboard, and all signage areas at the service corridor and upper concourse.

According to Michael Carpenter, assistant athletics director at JMU, "The expansion of Bridgeforth is going to allow more fans to experience high-level college football in a top-notch venue.”

text and images © W.H. Stovall & Company, Inc. and JMU Sports

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