Turner Construction has been named as the project manager for the Gateway Project and David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium at 11th and Mississippi Streets by the University of Kansas.
Turner has a long-standing and fruitful partnership with the University of Kansas. It has completed more than 25 projects for the school, including 16 for Kansas Athletics alone. The company is ranked as the No. 1 construction manager in the nation by Engineering News-Record. Additionally, it has been ranked No. 3 “sports builder” in the nation by the same publication.
In addition to finishing the Anderson Family Football Complex at KU in 2008, Turner also contributed to the construction of Arrowhead Stadium and Children’s Mercy Park. Further, the Kansas Speedway, and Allen Fieldhouse, are some of the best sporting venues in the area.
The newest phase in the Gateway Project’s development is the choice of a construction manager. It will improve campus life for students, staff, and visitors. Furthermore, it will have a significant impact on Kansas Football and the fan experience at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Since making its initial project announcement in October 2022, KU has been collaborating with architects and other partners to create designs, budgets, and timetables. The Kansas Department of Commerce gave KU a $50 million challenge grant earlier this year for the endeavour. Work on the Anderson Family Football Complex was started in April. The university releases an RFP in June seeking partners to submit bids for the project.
Comments on the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium project
According to Turner Operations Manager Joshua Jones, “We are honoured to have the chance to work with Kansas Athletics and Multistudio on this exciting project. It will transform the 11th and Mississippi neighbourhood and improve the KU football experience. It will also bring more events and economic activity to the Lawrence community.
Sean Lester, the University of Kansas’ deputy athletics director for administration, said: “We are delighted to work with a firm that we have such a wonderful relationship and confidence with.