State-of-the-art sports arena in South Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha South High School had not hosted a varsity football game since 1946. Collin Field, known as “The Hole”, sat in a natural bowl at 23rd and “L” Streets and was used as South High’s track and practice football field. Lamp Rynearson provided engineering design services for a new multi-sport playing field and track stadium to replace the existing one. Goal: Design a full-sized soccer field meeting the requirements of the annual Nebraska State High School Soccer Tournament that could also be used as a varsity football field. The completed facility has had a major impact on Omaha South High School, located in a neighborhood rich in Hispanic culture, while at the same time providing meaningful social, economic and sustainable design benefits.

Project Quick Facts

  • Redevelopment site with challenging topography and transportation issues.
  • Largest synthetic turf field of any high school in Nebraska.
  • 400 meter double-bend running track configuration.
  • Award Winner: 2010 Engineering Excellence Merit Award - ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) Nebraska
    2010 Engineering Excellence Award - National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) – Nebraska
    2010 Green Leaf Award – Omaha By Design