About the Project
The Campus Crossroads Project is the largest building initiative in the history of the University of Notre Dame. Approximately 800,000 square feet of classroom, research, student life, media, performance, meeting, event, and hospitality space is being added via three buildings adjacent and attached to the west, east and south sides of Notre Dame Stadium. Construction began in November 2014 and the new spaces are beginning to open in August 2017.
Decades of campus expansion resulted in the iconic stadium becoming one of the most centrally located facilities on campus, and yet, it was used perhaps 10 times annually. Future expansion would only reinforce that fact. This plan to make the stadium a year-round hub for academic and student life is the result of 84 University representatives spending more than 3,000 collective hours studying. They were assisted by outside consultants with expertise in architecture, engineering, technology, food services, and student life. The project will take approximately 3,000,000 labor hours to complete.
On the west side, the Duncan Student Center will house student life and recreational facilities. To the south, O’Neill Hall will be the new home for the Music Department and the Sacred Music at Notre Dame program. On the east side, Corbett Family Hall will contain the anthropology and psychology departments, as well as state-of-the-art media facilities.
The exterior design is inspired by Knute Rockne's original Notre Dame Stadium—which still stands today as the core of the facility—and is wed with materials, massing, and details taken from many of the Collegiate Gothic buildings on campus. The entire project includes sustainability practices consistent with other University projects, such as LEED certification, green roofs, and geothermal energy use.
In addition, numerous enhancements to the stadium - including improved concourse wayfinding and aesthetic enhancements, improved WiFi and cellular capabilities, new seating in the bowl, and premium seating opportunities - will elevate the gameday experience for Notre Dame football fans.