36 Sports and a Century of Excellence
With more than 126 years of history, as well as numerous championships, Olympic athletes and trailblazers among its 36 varsity sports, Stanford University required much more than a room packed with NCAA trophies, Directors’ Cups and memorabilia. The Cardinal needed a living, constantly evolving space to reflect the work ethic, commitment and scholarship that define Stanford Athletics.
The 18,000 square-foot Home of Champions tells the Stanford Athletics story through areas dedicated to the thrill of the win, the hours put into training and study, the firsthand stories of student-athletes and alumni, and the multitude of sports innovations born on the Farm. Reflecting the innovative Stanford spirit, the space features cutting-edge interactive elements including the hall of fame table, where visitors place printed books of student-athlete rosters to activate a touch-controlled surface with photos, stories and more.
From the most recent national championships to the first Big Game, from the Wow Boys to the women of the 2016 Olympics, the Home of Champions explores every era of Stanford’s history while keeping an eye on its vibrant present and bright future.
See the Home of Champions come to life in this video on the Cardinal Channel.