Lawrence University Banta Bowl Stadium

Upgrades and expanded facilities enable more of the community to use Banta Bowl Stadium, home to Lawrence University's football program since 1965.

Bray Architects assisted Rettler Corporation with a master plan for upgrades to the Banta Bowl. After the field was widened and turf installed, the stadium now serves as home to the university soccer team. It’s also used by the community, youth sports, and semi-professional athletic teams.

The stadium received upgrades to its seating with the reconstruction of the grandstands, which now offers over 3,600 seats for fans.

Building improvements included the demolition of existing support buildings to make way for the new Gilboy Athletic Center housing football locker rooms, an officials’ room, ticketing, concessions, restrooms, and facility storage. A new entry plaza and special events space, media booth with box seating, and facility planning for a new ice arena were also part of this project.

Overhead view of a football field and adjacent plaza and facilities

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Appleton, WI

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View from a corner of the football field as athletes practice at dusk
Wide view of the athletic center building and the plaza leading to the field

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