Date of Submission

Spring 5-9-2023

Degree Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Committee Chair/First Advisor

Tim Frank


Stadiums are currently overspecialized structures that have limited uses during offseason of the sports they are built for. Additionally, stadiums tend to be extremely enclosed, cutting off its surroundings and greatly limiting any interaction it could have with the surrounding community it is set into. The aim of this thesis is to create a new typology for stadiums by looking at how a stadium can become something that provides more to the surrounding community and transcend its current design limitations.

Often placed in urban areas, stadiums are often surrounded by communities that could have used the space taken by the stadium for various amenities to better suit the community. Instead of being a relatively empty husk on most days of the year, stadiums have the innate potential to provide more to surrounding communities in part to the shear amount of space it has available to itself. Through the activation of these spaces, new and varied programs can be added in to provide new amenities while also not impeding on the base function of the stadium during game days or the occasional concert that might be held there.

One such stadium here in Georgia would be that of old Turner Field in Atlanta. As of now, GSU has now bought it for use as a football field and they are starting to create new campus amenities for students around the stadium. This presents the golden opportunity for this stadium to be more, as it can be equipped with the capability to provide to the numerous students of GSU who would be living and going to classes directly next to the stadium.