Heery was selected by the University at Albany to analyze five different potential sites for the new on-campus stadium. Each site was analyzed with a series of pros and cons covering a variety of items, including the site capacity for the stadium, existing utility relocations, proximity to adjacent residential neighborhoods, proximity to parking, proximity to existing football operations and practice facilities, relationship to campus geometry and fabric, scale of existing buildings in relationship to the stadium, and the ability to share amenities with the arena.
A variety of stadium configurations were tested on the selected site to evaluate the options for lower and upper bowl configurations along with the main tower configuration. The program for the multi-purpose stadium was then identified to incorporated seating capacity, academic space, football team facilities, sports medicine support spaces, strength and conditioning, and equipment storage. The 24,000 seat proposed stadium concept included a multiple phased build-out. The first phase, which Heery implemented in 2011, included a 6,000 seat multi-purpose stadium to replace their existing combined track and football facility.