St. Louis University

Hermann Soccer Stadium and O'Loughlin Family Champions Center

St. Louis, MO

The Hermann Soccer Stadium project includes a new 5,000 sf. athlete amenities center at the existing stadium with new men’s and women’s locker room facilities, building support space, and an athletic training and exam room that includes a custom hydrotherapy pool system that uses both cold and hot water. The project required a significant amount of utility and infrastructure work to accommodate the building within the existing stadium space, including relocating the stadium high mast lighting, scoreboards, and new gas and electrical service modifications. Faith Group provided engineering design and construction administration services for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems. Construction was delayed due to supply chain shortages, which required an aggressive schedule to meet the opening date for the soccer program.

A separate project built the O’Loughlin Family Champions Center, a new 3-story 25,000 sf. addition to the existing Chaifetz Arena, which features cutting-edge technology to help deliver on the department’s strategic objectives to educate, compete, and build community. The facility includes spaces for nutrition, dining, training, academic support, basketball offices, and other shared facilities and support spaces. Faith Group provided engineering consulting services, alongside the architect, for mechanical (HVAC & ventilation), electrical (power and lighting), and plumbing (domestic water, sewer, and storm) systems. Our staff has worked cooperatively with all University stakeholders to ensure that all requirements for the basketball program were incorporated into the design. Faith Group has provided commissioning services for all Champions Center systems.


“The vision of the O’Loughlin Family Champions Center is to ensure we are delivering the very best experience in the country for our student-athletes. Everything from academic support, career support, nutrition, and spiritual development, just to name a few.” – Chris May, SLU Director of Athletics,, May 24, 2022