Category Archives: Sport Arenas

The lovely Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland

By : Mark V | 22 Oct 2011 3:55 pm | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

The new Aviva Stadium can welcome up to 51,700 spectators in an amazing arena built on the spot of the old Lansdowne Road venue in Dublin, Ireland. The former venue was demolished in 2007.The famous architecture firm Populous took hold of the project and in 2009 the Aviva Group has decided to sign for a 10-year deal for the naming rights. Its opening date was on 14 May 2010 and it’s Ireland’s first and only, UEFA Elite Stadium and in…

Universiade sports center by gmp architekten

By : Mark V | 17 Oct 2011 5:28 pm | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

The 2011 Universiade sports center lies at the foot of the mountain Tongu Ling in China and it also contains a swimming pool, a multifunctional hall and a stadium. All these arrangements are for the 26th summer world university games 2011 .This is the second most important international event in China, the first one being the Summer Olympics. After the games end, the center will function as a leisure and recreation area for the community. Gmp Architekten is a Hamburg-based…

London Velodrome for the 2012 Olympic Games

By : Mark V | 10 Oct 2011 6:18 pm | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas

One of the five new venues built in the Olympic Park for the 2012 Olympic Games from London is the new London Velodrome, designed by Hopkins Architects. It will host 6000 people and it will be also used for the Paralympic track cycling games in 2012 and for other Olympic events, too. The main purpose of the Velodrome is for cycling events during the Olympic games, of course, but after his event ends, the construction will be used by locals…

The 2012 Olympic Stadium in London

By : Mark V | 8 Oct 2011 10:14 am | Stadiums

The architectural firm Populous is renowned for designing many amazing sports facilities and convention centers all over the world and they were definitely the right company to design the main arena of the 2012 Olympics in London. They have revealed the design of the stadium on 7 November 2007 and soon after the construction of the stadium began. At 80,000 seats, the Olympic Stadium in London is the 3rd largest Stadium in all Britain, right below the Twickenham Stadium and…

Diamond Tennis Arena by Atelier 11 in Beijing

By : Mark V | 6 Oct 2011 8:12 pm | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas

The China National Tennis Center is finally ready .The grand opening was on September 25 in Beijing and the arena awaits famous tennis players such as Li Na, Robert Soderling , Caroline Wozniacki and many more. The Beijing based architects from Atelier 11 designed the Diamond Arena named so due to its shape. The center can welcome 15.000 people and it offers a lot of facilities for its guests. The design is original, it has 16 sets of v –shaped…

London Aquatics Center 2012 is finished

By : Mark V | 4 Oct 2011 8:16 am | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas

The London 2012 games approach-it’s only one year left. The Aquatics Center construction is ready. The new center houses 17.500 people and specialists never thought that the construction will be right on time due to its complex roof that was built in the shape of a curvy wave. The Aquatics Center is the last built Olympic park venue out of the six main ones. The building was designed by Zaha Hadid. The roof is made out of steel and the…

Romania’s new National Stadium in Bucharest

By : Mark V | 15 Aug 2011 11:41 pm | Stadiums

The National Stadium or “National Arena” is a brand new football stadium from Bucharest, Romania, designed by Max Bogl and finished in the summer of 2011. The stadium was built on the site of the former National Stadium, which was completed in 1953 and demolished in 2007 to make room for this lovely stadium. Romania’s new National Stadium is an UEFA Category 4 stadium and will host the 2012 UEFA Europa League final and probably many other events as well.…

The new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington

By : Mark V | 14 Jul 2011 7:49 am | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

The new Dallas Cowboys Stadium was designed by the Dallas-based architectural firm HKS which managed to create this domed stadium masterpiece with a retractable roof in just around three years. The new Cowboys Stadium is located in Arlington, Texas and it was completed and opened on May 27, 2009. The stadium has seating for 80,000 people, making it the fourth largest stadium in the NFL by seating capacity but it’s maximum capacity is actually 110,000 including standing room. It’s the…

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