Enhancing the Student-Athlete Experience with New Campus Stadium

Ripon College
Hopp Stadium

Ripon, Wisconsin

Ripon College engaged Kahler Slater and The Boldt Company to design a new campus outdoor stadium for their Red Hawks Athletics. The previous stadium was located a half-mile from campus and shared with the local high school for outdoor athletic events. Looking to enhance the student-athlete experience and improve the vibrancy of campus life, the new stadium is located in a currently underutilized area, adjacent to the new Willmore Center which serves as the main health and wellness facility on campus.

The new 157,000 square foot facility houses Ripon’s football and men's and women's soccer teams and will serve the entire student body and local community with intramural offerings, concerts, and student life events. The new construction will feature a 2,000-seat grandstand and press box, a formal entrance, and branding to enhance the game-day experience.