Category Archives: Sport Arenas

Lincoln Financial Field by NBBJ

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Oct 2016 3:03 pm | Stadiums

The Lincoln Financial Field located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was designed by the NBBJ architectural practice in collaboration with Agroos Lovera Architects in 2001 and it is now the home of the Philadelphia Eagles. The stadium has a capacity of 68532 seats and it replaced the Veterans Stadium as the home stadium of the Eagles offering a larger number of luxury and wheelchair accessible seats and services better suited to contemporary standards. There are several LED video displays included in the…

Palace Of Water Sports In Kazan by SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Sep 2016 2:28 pm | Sport Arenas

The Palace of Water Sports in Kazan, Russia was designed by the architectural practice of SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov as a part of the student games park and its complex of sports buildings which hosts the worldwide summer student games in 2013. The student games will have contests of swimming, water polo, platform diving, synchronized diving and swimming and once the games are over the citizens of the city and students of the Tatar state academy of physical culture will…

Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava by Fischer Architects

By : Mark V | 2 Apr 2016 3:06 am | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas

The Ondrej Nepela Arena is a beautiful ice hockey stadium from Bratislava, that was renovated and extended by Fischer Architects in 2011 to host the 2011 ice hockey world championship. Since Bratislava is the seat of many aficionados of this sport, a stadium fit for them was long overdue. The original stadium was built in the 1940s and was open, with a tribune made from wood. Step by step it was improved and extended, but a complete remodeling was still…

Craiova Football Stadium Proposal by Proiect Bucuresti

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Mar 2016 2:01 am | Stadiums

The architectural practice Proiect Bucuresti designed the Craiova Football Stadium in Romania to replace the existing “Ion Oblemenco” Stadium. The project will have seats for 40000 spectators and its shape, especially the roof, is a tribute to the “Miss Pogany” sculpture created by Constantin Brancusi. The volume of the structure will attract attention during the daytime and through the architectural lighting it will become a beacon of light during the night time when it will be visible from the center…

University of Phoenix Stadium by Eisenman Architects and Popoulous

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Feb 2016 1:25 am | Stadiums

The University of Phoenix Stadium was opened in 2006 as the home of the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League and the annual Fiesta Bowl. The project is located in Glendale, Arizona and was designed by the practice of Eisenman Architects in collaboration with Popoulous (HOK Sport) with 63400 seats being voted one of the 10 most impressive sports facilities in the world by the Business Week due to its retractable roof and roll in natural grass field. The…

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Feb 2016 1:01 am | Stadiums

Located in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was designed by the Architectural Design Associates Ltd & Dominic Bonnesse Architects overlooking the North End Lake. The stadium is one of the three coastal stadiums built for the FIFA World Cup of 2010 and it also hosts a rugby union, soccer matches and concerts. The capacity of the stadium if of 48459 seats and it was designed as a part of the National Construction Week Program in 2006…

Mariinsky Theatre II by Diamond Schmitt Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Jan 2016 11:37 pm | Indoor Arenas, Other, Urban

The New Mariinsky Theatre opened on May 2, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia and it was designed by the practice of Diamond Schmitt Architects with a design that tries to give a contemporary renewal of the historic urban building. The Theater is across the street from the original opera and ballet house in the historic center of the city, one of the largest performing arts facilities in the world and the first one in Russia, built in the 19th century.…

Eternity puzzle in Perth by ARM in association with CCN Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jul 2015 7:23 pm | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas

The Eternity puzzle is created through collaboration between the practice of ARM Architecture and Cameron Chisholm Nicol, and its design is a reference to one of the oldest buildings in Perth, namely the Roundhouse in Fremantle which has twelve sides. The futuristic design of the exterior tries to emphasize the importance of Perth to large-scale sports or entertainment events and thus the designers used the ALUCOBOND aluminum composite and painted the structure with Arena Blue, Cream, Black, White and Silver…

The brand new Juventus Stadium

By : Mark V | 7 Jul 2015 12:21 pm | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

I’m sure a lot of sports fans have already heard about the new Juventus Stadium. It’s the home of the well known football team Juventus, the renowned serie A club. The location of the stadium was Stadio delle Alpi, located in the borough of Turin: Valette in Italy. Being a historical place for football, it was decided that the stadium needed to be rebuilt. Now it has all the facilities you can possibly desire. The plans concerning the stadium were…

The extraordinary Allianz Arena in Munich

By : Mark V | 24 Jun 2015 12:40 pm | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

Home of the two professional Munich football clubs: Bayern and TSV 1860, the Allianz Arena is located in the north of Munich, Germany and its the first stadium in the world that has a full changing color outside. The construction of the stadium started in the autumn of 2002 and just three years later, this amazing piece of architecture was completed at the end of April 2005. The Swiss architect firm Herzog & de Meuron developed the revolutionary concept of a…

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