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They [players] were in here last night for the first time and you could see the smiles, you could see the sense of

pride in Arkansas State, you could see the sense of pride in this program.

Keith Heckendorf, ASU Offensive Coordinator

The key to showcasing school pride in your athletic facilities is simple: infuse your story into everything you create. At Arkansas State, it meant creating an entirely new facility—the Centennial Bank Athletics Operation Center—to inspire new recruits and give current players and staff a home to be proud of. The renovation has had an immediate impact on the players and staff that now call this space their home. The first floor houses the player locker room with custom ceiling elements, barber shop, state-of-the-art strength/conditioning and sports medicine centers, a players lounge and equipment room. The second floor features offices, team meeting rooms, a movie-theater film room, and a history showroom displaying Red Wolves in the NFL.

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Current and former NFL/CFL players from Arkansas State

30,964

Capacity of Centennial Bank Stadium, home of the Red Wolves football team

 

In partnership with AECOM (Architect) and Ramsons Construction (General Contractor), Dimensional Innovations helped bring experience expertise the new $29 million facility renovation of the north end zone. The first floor houses the player locker room with custom ceiling elements, barber shop, state-of-the-art strength and conditioning and sports medicine centers, a players lounge and equipment room. Each locker comes with an illuminated display above it of the player’s picture, name, hometown and jersey number. The second floor features offices, team meeting rooms, a 201 movie-theater style film room, and a history showroom with display on the wall of all of the Red Wolves who’ve made it big into the NFL.

 

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Drew Berst

Drew Berst

Executive Director - Collegiate Sports

Drew Berst is an Executive Director and oversees the Collegiate Sports, Higher Education and Healthcare practices at Dimensional Innovations. Berst lives and breathes college sports and is the single point of accountability for all... more about Drew Berst Drew Berst Drew Berst Executive Director - Collegiate Sports

Drew Berst is an Executive Director and oversees the Collegiate Sports, Higher Education and Healthcare practices at Dimensional Innovations.

Berst lives and breathes college sports and is the single point of accountability for all collegiate clients. Professionally, Berst has been working in the sports facility industry for over twelve years and has been involved in over $2 billion worth of athletic facility projects. Leading the team to over 400% revenue growth and tripling the company’s market share since 2015, he’s attributes DI’s unique, design-build approach to project delivery, master brand planning partnerships, facility graphics, branding and interactive technology experiences to his success.

Drew is also passionate about creating soothing and remarkable experiences within the healthcare field. Understanding that positive distractions and immersive environments can drastically alter how patients receive care, Berst works alongside health system executives, physicians, practitioners and medical teams to ensure each experience meets both hospital and patient expectations.

Born and raised in Kansas City and earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, as well as an MBA from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington, Berst is steadfast in his belief that there is no such thing as a family vacation, unless a sporting event is involved.

Most importantly, Drew is a husband to Betsy and a parent to three girls – Edie, Nora and Margot.

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Eric Buckels

Associate Account Director

 
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