University of Montana - Washington-Grizzly Stadium - Missoula, Montana

University of Montana - Washington-Grizzly Stadium Master Plan Update
The sudden and dramatic progress that sprung from this Master Plan update is exciting for UM. It shows the importance of maintaining a vision and a strategy for the future of the Athletic Program.
"A school with pride like Montana needs to have the facilities that help its studentathletes be at a championship level in everything they do, and that was missing. I think this is going to fill that need."
- Kyle Washington,
"We are very appreciative of the efforts of you and your team on this project."
- Daniel Ingram,
Assistant AD for Development

After successful work on the Adams Center renovation in 1996 and the Stadium renovation and Master Plan in 2005, the University of Montana hired SportsPLAN Studio to update their Master Plan in 2013. The first phase of the plan grew out of a recognized need for Football locker room space and a strength and conditioning center. Recognition of that potential led to the master planning of nearly all the Grizzly Athletic buildings on campus.

The complex features an historic McKim Mead and White casino, now a tennis museum, other historic buildings, lawn tennis courts, indoor tennis courts, squash courts, 3,400 seat Bill Talbert court and the Court Tennis facility built in 1880. Court tennis is the the game from which all racquet sports evolved.

The updated Master Plan includes renovations and upgrades to all the Adams Center locker rooms, expanded equipment storage space, expanded athletic training space, addition of player meeting rooms and improvements to the Stadium concourse and spectator amenities. The team realized the potential for immediate improvement, which led to preliminary conceptual designs for several projects. A new softball venue was completed in the spring of 2015, and The University of Montana has proudly announced the Washington-Grizzly Champions Center is currently under construction.


Feasibility Study
Master Planning
Design Consulting
Equipment Specifications
Operational Planning

Program Features

Press Box
Stadium Spectator Amenity Improvements
Football Locker Rooms
Varsity Team Locker Rooms
Athletic Performance Center
Athletic Training Facility Expansion
Meeting Rooms
Equipment Storage and Issue
Project Manager: Pam Scott
Prime Consultant: SportsPLAN Studio
Project Cost: Phase 1, $16 million
Phase 2-3, TBD
Owner Reference: Chuck Maes,
Associate AD,
Internal Operations
  Kevin Krebsbach,
Associate Director,
Planning and Construction
Completion Date: Phase 1 - 2016
Phase 2-3 - TBD
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