With 30,850 seats, Apogee Stadium will be the first collegiate stadium designed with on-site wind power. It was designed by award-winning architects HKS Sports and Entertainment Group, which also designed the Dallas Cowboys Stadium.
With a $2 million State Energy Conservation Office grant, the UNT System will install wind turbines to feed the electrical grid that provides power to the new stadium and surrounding buildings, with estimated energy consumption offset by about 6 percent and carbon dioxide emissions reduced by approximately 323 metric tons annually.
A web-based monitoring software program will track energy production and carbon reduction statistics and data for educational and research purposes. The new stadium became the nation's first new construction collegiate LEED Platinum-certified football stadium in October of 2011.