Future Legends Sports Complex, a 118-acre sports complex in Windsor, Colorado, is the first elite sports complex of its kind in the country. It features a professional sports stadium, an indoor multipurpose dome stadium with a bar and lounge area, more than 35 sports fields and courts, two on-site hotels, and more than 80,000 sf of retail and restaurant space.
Galloway is providing comprehensive multidisciplinary services, including architectural design, civil engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, MEP engineering, structural engineering, land survey, traffic engineering, site lighting, and water resources engineering.
In partnership with the Town of Windsor, Colorado, the master plan for this facility includes a four-phase timeline for development. Galloway maintains and coordinates the master working site plan as the facility progresses to the final phase. This project requires close coordination with the Town of Windsor, the client/owner’s representative, and other stakeholders.
The overall site required a conceptual over-lot grading plan, a master drainage analysis, and a master utility plan. Most of the buildings and components of the project required plans for existing information, horizontal control, fine grading, sanity sewer and water main, storm drain, and drainage. Galloway’s civil team also provided a stormwater protection plan and permitting.
Our architecture team provided master planning and construction documents as well as architectural designs for all the buildings, including:
Our interior design team provided design services for the clubhouse and Hilton hotels on the property. The two-story clubhouse will have a Colorado-rustic feel, featuring a grab-and-go food establishment with full-service kitchens connected via a dumbwaiter between levels. The second floor will have an outside patio, large windows, and various seating options for people to enjoy watching teams practice.
The Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn hotels will be interconnected, with each guest floor divided into separate brands. This presented our design team with the unique challenge of developing brand-neutral areas, such as elevator lobbies, that work well with both brands’ design standards. The first-floor lobby will feature waiting and sit-down breakfast areas for the Hampton Inn, while the stairs from the entrance will lead you to the Hilton Garden Inn’s bar and lounge area.
As part of the predevelopment phase, Galloway’s survey team provided an ALTA/NSPS survey, easement, legal descriptions, and survey documents related to the formation of metro districts. A single plat was prepared to encompass the project parcel and designate street right-of-way and adjacent utility easements. Construction staking was conducted for the overall infrastructure, including utilities, grading, and parking lots. Construction staking was also conducted for the dome layout, main stadium, collegiate stadium, six fields, two hotels, and retail shops.
Our traffic engineering team conducted a traffic study during the due diligence phase. Significant public infrastructure improvements were also required, including streets, parking, sidewalks, drainage facilities, and two pedestrian bridges spanning the John Law Ditch. The John Law ditch also required our water resources team to evaluate, design, and permit the rerouting of the ditch.
Galloway also provided site planning, landscape architecture, and landscape irrigation design for the fields, stadium, parking, trails, and pedestrian circulation. The design includes a nonpotable landscape irrigation system and a complex multi-controller, multiphase, nonpotable irrigation system. Our landscape team worked in cooperation with the Town of Windsor to adapt the requirements to the unique large-scape sports complex, drawing water from a previously established reservoir with existing water demands. In addition to drought-tolerant plants and trees, shade structures will be placed throughout the complex to provide gathering and resting spaces for patrons of the facilities.
The overall site lighting integrates sports fields, parking, streets, and building exits. Site lighting was accomplished through high-mast field lighting, street and parking poles, and building lighting to maximize the use of façade fixtures and interior light spillage to illuminate the area.