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Indoor Football Practice Facility at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.

VMDO Architects designed the Indoor Football Practice Facility at Liberty University with metal panels. The indoor practice facility's high-performance building envelope features more than 70,000 square feet of insulated metal panels (IMPs). The system has an R-value up to 32.5.

The modern metal aesthetic blends the old and new with Polar White and Sandstone hues that match existing structures on campus. While the IMPs provide the bulk of the building envelope, designers also implemented glass to provide natural lighting in the massive space.

W.H. Stovall & Co. Inc. installed 43,750 square feet of Metl-Span’s 22/24-gauge, 4-inch CF36 Architectural IMPs in Polar White. The company also installed 26,640 square feet of Metl-Span’s 22/24-gauge, 4-inch CF36 Architectural IMPs in Sandstone.

The design by Liberty University and VMDO Architects called for a 70-foot dome ceiling with clearance for punts and kickoffs, and a full-size AstroTurf practice field. Located at the northeast end of Williams Stadium, the facility towers over an adjacent Football Operations Center. The $29 million, 95,000-square-foot project was completed in August 2017.