Princeton University Princeton Stadium

Princeton University Princeton Stadium
The traditions of Ivy League football and the institutional memory of athletic contests fought and won, must be preserved even though old Palmer Stadium is being replaced.
"We would like to recognize Joel Leider, who explained to us the mysteries of sports facility design."
- Rafael Viñoly,
Viñoly Architects

SportsPLAN Studio principal, Joel Leider conducted several series of stakeholder interviews, defining space needs for the stadium and its support facilities, the prepared a program of space requirements. As a sports consultant to Rafael Vinoly Architects, Leider defined spectator sight line requirements, provided design and detail sketches for the grandstands, pressbox, box offices, spectator gates, locker rooms, concessions stands, 400 meter track and field event facilities.

In the November 1998 issue of Architecture, Mark Alden Branch writes, "Princeton promises to be a good place to watch football. The steep rake of the bleachers offers good sight lines, and the building wall provides a sense of definition and enclosure that bleachers alone would not have."


Feasibility Study
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

27,800-seat Grandstands
Integrated Track Stadium
Pressbox and VIP Entertainment Lounges
Multi-Purpose Stadium Field
Public Plazas and Event Spaces
Team Locker Rooms
Project Manager: Joel Leider
Architect of Record: Rafael Vinoly Architects
Project Cost: $45 million
Owner Reference: Kathleen Jones
Completion Date: 1998
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