Lou Brock Sports Complex
The oldest university west of the Missouri River, Lindenwood University asked Hastings+Chivetta to continue their decade-long design services with the consolidation, renovation and expansion of the outdoor athletics fields. The Lou Brock Sports Complex honors the St. Louis Cardinals’ legendary base stealer and member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Both the baseball and softball fields have new spectator seats, new dugouts, bullpens, fencing, concessions, press boxes and field lights. A special feature is the plaza for events, which includes a tribute to Brock and an inlaid brick floor designed to look like a baseball.
Using red brick, the university’s traditional building material, the new stadium’s grand entry for spectators showcases new masonry arches which lead into the richly textured Event Plaza for gatherings. The new two-story press box includes a VIP suite and kiosks for tickets and shops.
Seating was increased to 4,200 with the addition of several hundred luxury seats in one end zone, beneath the Spellmann Campus Center, and the construction of a 1,000-seat student section in the opposite end zone.
The entire complex is encircled by an ornamental iron fence. The Outdoor Fields Complex provides the university with a key venue to recruit students, both athletes and fans.