Category Archives: Sport Arenas

Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts

By : Mark V | 5 Feb 2013 2:40 pm | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

The Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the new home of NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, replacing the old RCA Dome and also including the new Indiana Convention Center. Opened in 2008 the stadium, has a capacity of 62,421 that can be increased to 70,000 for large events, such as the Super Bowl XLVI which was hosted in 2012. The HKS, Inc. architectural practice designed the stadium to feature a retractable roof and window wall, thus offering the option of playing…

The Mantes-La-Jolie Water Sports Center in Paris

By : Mark V | 5 Feb 2013 11:34 am | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas

Located in the Quartier des Peintres, Paris, the Mantes-la-Jolie water sport center is a breath of fresh air in the public housing projects in the Val-Fourre, on the banks of the Seine River, which were started more than ten years ago. This project was meant to provide a means of uniting the landscape and the urban surroundings, thus the designing firm of Agence SEARCH allowed themselves to try out something new and original. The location is close to the Vexin…

The future Shanghai Zhangpu Aquatic Center

By : Mark V | 30 Jan 2013 7:43 pm | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas

Located in Shanghai Zhangpu, China, this Aquatic Center is a sports complex housing three separate swimming areas. Commissioned by the Kunshan Municipal Investment Corp. this ongoing project will have four stories and provides a very original design. Constructed with reinforced concrete and steel trusses it offers a sturdy body for the exterior façade that is made out of opaque glass panels providing the building with a foggy enclosing that gives the impression of heat and light. The floors that separate…

The MetLife Stadium, home of the Giants and Jets

By : Mark V | 29 Jan 2013 5:29 pm | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

The lovely MetLife Stadium is part of the Meadowlands Sports Complex in New Jersey and it’s the home of the New York Giants and  New York Jets. It is at the moment the most expensive stadium in the world (costing around 1.6 billion dollars) and it’s also the largest stadiums in the NFL in terms of permanent seating capacity, being built by the two teams through private funds. The exterior is designed to change colors according to the team playing,…

The stunning Bilbao Arena in Spain

By : Mark V | 27 Nov 2011 2:58 pm | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas

The lovely Bilbao Arena lies on ancient iron mines, close to the old part of the town in Bilbao, Spain. What does it has to offer? A sports center, a restaurant, a court that can be used by locals and players too and more. The Bilbao Arena is split into two: at the very top of the structure it encloses so it shuns away the noise coming from Bilbao Basket while the bottom of the building is occupied by the…

Speed Skating Stadium in Inzell, Germany

By : Mark V | 27 Nov 2011 2:10 am | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas

This lovely speed skating stadium can be found in Bavaria, Inzell and it was the host of the World Single Distant Speed Skating Championships 2011. The arena had to be upgraded to host this event so the outdoor speed skating track was remodeled by building a roof structure of maximum performance. The new stadium can host 7,000 spectators and it is multifunctional since it can work as a world class competition host or even the usual,seasonal speed skating training. It…

London 2012 Basketball Arena by Sinclair Knight

By : Mark V | 15 Nov 2011 12:58 am | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas

Work on the London 2012 Basketball Arena started in October 2009 and after it was finished a couple of months ago, it was known as one of the largest basketball venues-even if it`s temporary that was used for Olympic and Paralympic Games. The structure will be dismantled after the Games and it can be installed somewhere else. The 1,000 ton steel frame started to be built in March 2010 and right now the basketball arena is able to welcome its…

Olimpiysky, the Olympic Stadium from Kiev

By : Mark V | 6 Nov 2011 11:48 pm | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

The Olimpiysky stadium, also known as the Olympic Stadium from Kiev, is one of the largest in the world and its main purpose is to host the final of the Euro 2012 that’s going  to be held in Poland in Ukraine. After Euro 2012, it will function as a multi-use sports facility. It stands on the Cherepanov Hill, Pechersk Raion in Kiev,Ukraine. Although Ukraine gained its independence in 1991, the stadium received its name 1996. A reconstruction of the stadium…

Grand Stade de Casablanca Project, Morocco

By : Mark V | 30 Oct 2011 10:49 pm | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

Grand Stade de Casablanca was designed by NBBJ & Yassir Khalil Studio, a sports center project that blends in with the natural environment and that also encapsulates the geography and history of Morocco. The designers also chose a sustainable design for the building. The stadium is a combination of the traditional symbolism of the Moroccan culture and the innovative design of the contemporary buildings. The building is located on the outskirts of Casablanca and the exterios shell has a beautiful,impressive…

Shalke 04’s wonderful Stadium: Veltins-Arena

By : Mark V | 23 Oct 2011 10:08 pm | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

Located in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Veltins-Arena is the wonderful stadium of Shalke 04, opened in 2001, a stadium that also hosted the UEFA Champions League final back in 2004 and 5 games at the 2006 FIFA World Cup also held in Germany. Plans to construct this new stadium for Shalke 04 emerged in the late 90s when fans and managers of the club wanted to move out of the old stadium to a brand new modern and multifunctional arena.…

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