Close-King Indoor Practice Facility is one of NC State’s campus buildings certified for high performance and sustainability.
Gross Square Footage: 89,717
Date of Completion: June 2015
LEED Status: LEED Certified
Designer: Corley Redfoot Architects
Purpose of Project: The Close-King Indoor Practice Facility provides an indoor shelter for football and other field sports on campus when weather issues prevent the football team from optimizing the practice schedule.
The indoor practice facility is part of the Wolfpack Club’s $200 million Championship Commitment campaign, which includes a $35 million renovation of historic Reynolds Coliseum, other facility improvements and a drive to boost the support organization’s endowment. The facility includes a 120-yard field, with a roof high enough for suspended goals and kicking workouts, an additional training space beyond both end zones and four sprint lanes down the length of the field. Other features are in-ground and above-ground pads for long jump, triple jump, high jump and other track events, end-zone and midfield viewing platforms, a sound system, and support areas for equipment, strength and conditioning and sports medicine.
A few highlights of the sustainability strategy for this building include:
- Construction in an existing surface parking lot, avoiding the need to develop a previously undeveloped site.
- Roof designed to minimize the heat island effect.
- Use of regionally sourced materials.
- Use of materials containing high recycled content.
- Direct views to the exterior in all four directions from the primary activity space.