Marina Auto Stadium is a 13,800 seat capacity, $35M multi-purpose stadium sited to take advantage of views toward the downtown Rochester skyline. Running parallel to Broad Street the facility utilizes graphics and stair elements to break down the stadium’s scale in relation to the adjoining neighborhood. The facility was initially home to the Rochester Rhinos soccer team and is able to accommodate numerous events including football, lacrosse and concerts. The stadium is currently home to the Rochester Lancers and Lady Lancers.
While the seating bowl was based upon a manufactured system, certain components were customized to provide the stadium a unique identity within an economical framework. Signage shapes and building detailing were consciously designed with aggressive forms in reference to the original home team’s mascot - the Rhinos. Major materials include painted steel and integrally colored masonry units rendered in a tone similar to the buff brick found on many of Rochester’s notable buildings. The use of customized light standards and the incorporation of a chevron pattern in the stadium seating further reinforces the unique nature of the facility and has made the building an iconic symbol for the city of Rochester.