Fifth Third Bank Stadium (known as Kennesaw State University Stadium until 2013) is a soccer and football stadium near Kennesaw, Georgia that opened in 2010. Constructed as a soccer-specific stadium, it also hosts lacrosse, rugby, and now football games. The stadium’s original capacity for soccer was 8,318 seats. When the school decided in 2010 to implement a football program, the stadium was expanded to accommodate 10,000+ seats. It has a stage at one end to facilitate concerts and can hold up to 16,316 for that purpose.
For the original stadium project, FEI performed a life safety evaluation of the proposed facility for the use of a smoke-protected assembly seating concept. FEI reviewed the Issued-for-Construction architectural drawings to verify conformance with the requirements for smoke-protected assembly seating, including aisle widths, exit widths, travel distance and similar features.
FEI also provided a written life safety evaluation report for submission to the Cobb County Fire Marshal’s Office, met with representatives of the fire marshal’s office to discuss the proposed project and the results of the life safety evaluation, and reviewed architectural drawings that were revised as a result of the final, approved life safety evaluation.
Kennesaw State University
- Life safety evaluation and written report
- Review of Issued-for-Construction architectural drawings to verify conformance with smoke-protected assembly seating requirements
- Negotiation with fire marshal’s office for approval of smoke-protected assembly seating concept