University of Kansas Gateway District & David Booth Memorial Stadium

Rendering of Future of KU Gateway District

KU Gateway District rendering of entry to the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium

A visionary mixed‑use district poised for profound economic and cultural impact.

Co-designed by HNTB and Multistudio, the transformative Gateway District at the University of Kansas is envisioned as a new mixed-use development that includes major upgrades to the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium and the adjacent Anderson Family Football Complex.

The Best Fan Experience

The redesigned stadium will include upgrades to the in-game fan experience, such as a seating bowl design with improved sightlines that increase fan comfort and bring fans closer to the field.

Rendering of fan experience at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium

Outside the stadium, fans can enjoy tailgating with family, friends, and other fans. The stadium will include multi-use spaces to augment conference facilities and bring the public together. Nestled into the landscape, the design of the stadium creates an indoor-outdoor interconnectedness that elevates the authenticity of the fan experience. The resultant design is reflective of the University and the region’s values that will promote a sense of community for generations to come.

Impact On & Off The Field

In addition to the stadium updates, the project will transform the area near the intersection of 11th & Mississippi streets with new year-round facilities that will include a mix of conference, entertainment space, retail, and other functions that will drive regional economic growth in Lawrence and throughout Kansas.

The stadium is projected to generate nearly $2 billion in spending over 30 years. Construction of the enhanced stadium will generate 2,600 temporary jobs, with over $8 million in state sales tax and $9 million in state personal income tax.

Additionally, the mixed-use development is projected to generate $2.4 billion in direct, indirect, and induced spending and $1.4 billion in direct, indirect, and induced earnings while supporting 720 jobs. Construction of the mixed-use development will create an additional 670 temporary jobs, $2.2 million in state sales tax, and $2.4 million in state personal income tax.

Multiple Phases

This project will have phased construction. The updated David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium is scheduled to open for The University of Kansas — a charter member of the Big 12 Conference — in 2025. The annual benefit to Kansas from KU being in the Big 12 Conference is $192 million and 2,600 jobs.

KU Gateway District Anderson Family Football Complex Locker Room

Anderson Family Football Complex

Phase One of the Anderson Family Football Complex includes a brand new locker room and weight room. The second phase will feature a new entry lobby, expanded auditorium, expanded coaches’ offices, and expanded team meeting rooms. There will be a state-of-the-art sports medicine, sports science and recovery area to enable KU student-athletes to prepare and recover as effectively as possible. Additionally, one of the club lounges adjacent to the complex will serve as a training table for student-athletes.

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The Gateway District is a once-in-a-generation project to transform our campus and drive economic development throughout the region. Specifically, this project will create exciting new amenities for students, employees and visitors while providing Kansas Football the facilities it needs to compete at the highest level. Douglas Girod University Chancellor, University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
12+ Acres
University of Kansas
Owner's Representative
The Nations Group
Co‑Designed with Design Architect
General Contractor
Turner Construction
WAX Architectural Visualizations
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