Sitting within the historic United States Military Academy installation at West Point and surrounded by the natural beauty of northern New York State, Michie Stadium attracts thousands of visitors every year to watch the Black Knight football and lacrosse squads in competition. It is, however, much more than an intercollegiate athletic venue. Each competition at Michie Stadium provides college sports fans and all United States citizens who attend games the opportunity to witness the pride, discipline and stature of the foundation of the Academy and the US Army — The West Point Cadet.
坐落于历史悠久的美国西点军事学院，周边环绕着北纽约州如画的自然风光，Michie运动场每年都吸引成千上万的球迷与参观者前来观看黑骑士橄榄球及曲棍球队的比赛。然而，这里并不仅仅是校级比赛的场地。Michie运动场还为校级体育爱好者以及全美公民提供一个独特的机会：亲眼见证西点军校生的荣耀、纪律与风姿 — 他们是西点学院和美国陆军的未来。
Every game is preceded by a formal march-on of a regiment of cadets onto the field. We have chosen to focus our proposed design of the new Michie Stadium East Addition around this foundation. In our design, the cadets will match through four major spaces in sequence: The Approach, Cadet Celebration Plaza, The Great Hall, and The Field. Architecture and landscape works seamlessly together to define these four spaces. Along the path, visitors will be in close proximity with the matching cadets, and has the options of either standing on the sides, or overlook the cadets matching, creating unique game-day experience that can only be found at West Point.
The granite base and two towers speaks back into the architectural tradition of West Point campus. The “light bar”, consisting of large area of glass facade and large span structure, ensures maximum visual transparency that connects the stadium to the beautiful scenery to the east: Lusk Reservoir and Hudson River. During the late afternoon and evening, the building will glow from within, as a modern version of the ornate stained glass so prominent across the Central Post. When it is seen from the east bank of Lusk Reservoir, it creates a breathtaking image that is all at once traditional, contemporary and above all, uniquely West Point.