Benedict College Johnson Football Stadium

Benedict College, a historically black, liberal arts college located in Columbia, South Carolina, selected McMillan Pazdan Smith as their partner to master plan a newly purchased 61-acre tract of land into the state-of-the-art, multi-faceted LeRoy T. Walker Health and Wellness Center.

The first phase of the master plan featured the 11,000 seat (expandable to 17,000 seats) Charlie W. Johnson Stadium for football and includes restrooms, concession stands, a first aid room, novelty stand, hospitality level for VIP seating, state-of-the-art press box and end zone located locker rooms.

The second phase of the project features the remaining elements of the Leroy Walker Health and Wellness Center and includes baseball and softball fields, soccer, intramural fields, tennis courts and a running track.  The $12.5 million development will ultimately serve as a catalyst for other economic opportunities surrounding the Benedict College campus, such as a planned mixed-use retail center and possible hotel.