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By The Numbers
Total Building Area: 67,480 square feet
Total Stadium Seating Capacity: 8,700
Seats in Press Box: 84
Tons of structural steel: 210
Number of bricks: 625,000
Number of concrete blocks: 180,000
Number of precast stones: 6,000
Cubic yards of grout used: 900
Height of the Suite Level above the field: 49 feet
Height of the Press Box above the field: 53 feet
Height of light towers: 110 feet
Height of Scoreboard Approx. 75 feet
Dimensions of SpiderVision (Videoboard): 20' high x 35' wide


E. Claiborne Robins Stadium
The stadium bears the name of E. Claiborne Robins, in honor of the decades of generous support that the Robins Family and the Robins Foundation have provided to the University, including athletics and the new stadium project.

"My father was passionate about the University of Richmond from the time he was a student on scholarship, said E. Claiborne Robins, Jr. "His vision was to have the University of Richmond become one of the best small private universities of its kind in the nation, and that included a strong intercollegiate athletic program. He was an avid Spiders fan and enthusiastically followed the University's football program. He would have been a huge supporter for bringing Spider football back home, so it is a fitting tribute and very meaningful to our family to have the University of Richmond stadium bear his name."

University of Richmond President Edward L. Ayers acknowledged the Robins family's support and its impact throughout the campus. "The full meaning of the Robins family's gift continues to unfold," said Dr. Ayers. "The foundation put in place by this family's remarkable generosity has inspired possibilities unimagined forty years ago. Tonight we recognize Mr. Robins' exceptional leadership and generosity, and that of his family." Since 2001, the facility had been known as First Market Stadium, in recognition of a gift from Bobby Ukrop, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ukrop's Supermarkets, Richmond alumnus and emeritus member of the University's Board of Trustees. Ukrop has also acknowledged his support for the stadium's new name.

The Stadium's Environmental Impact
Robins Stadium was designed and built using the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) rating standards with a goal of earning their Silver Rating. The following list represents what was implemented on the Robins Stadium project:

1. Sustainable Sites
a. Appropriate site selection
b. Connectivity to the community
c. Alternative transportation options (access to public transportation; access to changing rooms & bicycle storage; preferred parking for car pools
d. Restoration of habitat
e. Maximize open space (this is a habitat set-aside that we have designated equal to the building footprint elsewhere on campus)
f. Quality control of storm water
g. Reduction of "heat island effect" by using reflective roofing
h. Reduction of light pollution

2. Water Efficiency
a. No irrigation
b. Reduction of water usage by 30%

3. Energy & Atmosphere
a. Optimize energy performance over baseline by 14%
b. Enhanced commissioning

4. Materials & Resources
a. Divert 75% of construction waste from landfills
b. Recycled content of all materials to be at least 10%
c. At least 20% of all materials to be extracted, processed and manufactured within 500 miles of the building site
d. Certified wood by the FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council)

5. Indoor Environmental Quality
a. Monitor outdoor air delivery
b. Indoor air quality management plan during construction and before occupancy
c. Low-emitting VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) materials (adhesives sealants; paintings and coatings; carpet; composite wood)
d. Indoor chemical and pollutant source control
e. Controllability of lighting systems
f. Design and verification of thermal comfort
g. Views from 90% of all "regularly" occupied spaces

6. Innovation & Design
a. Green housekeeping
b. Integrated pest management
c. Project used for education of sustainable building practices
d. Exemplary use of regional materials
e. Use of LEED accredited professional on the project




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