Veterans Memorial Stadium, Lawrence


The existing cast-in-place concrete stadium, originally built in the 1930’s, was severely deteriorated and did not meet building code requirements.  CBI evaluated and made recommendations for repair for the existing cast in place concrete grandstands at the Veterans Memorial Stadium.  


CBI prepared plans and specifications for the complete repair and restoration of the grandstands including concrete repair, epoxy injection, waterproof membrane, expansion joints, breathable coatings, as well as new handicap accessibility upgrades and egress.

The renovations also included the installation of a new synthetic multi-sport turf athletic field and running track.  During the design process, the Stadium Committee added the design of new concession stands, toilet rooms, and locker room facilities which were added beneath the grandstands in a “city square” arrangement.  The concept was to gather spectators under the grandstands in a protected area to utilize those services.  The new design included complete landscape renovations, graphic design upgrades, as well as new monuments to commemorate the various branches of service to which the Stadium is dedicated.

In addition, new ironwork gates were fabricated for the Main entrance in a “waving flag” motif.  Finials were cast from a pattern which was hand carved by the Architect in the shape of a pointed shaped sea shell to honor those who served in the pacific theater of World War II.