Videos

Banc of California Stadium progress

After 10 months of construction, Los Angeles FC has put together a video of progress on the Banc of California Stadium.

Click image to view video

Turner Field sign removed from Georgia State University stadium

Reporters from WSB captured the moment that the famed Turner Field sign was removed from Georgia State University’s football stadium.

Click image to view video

Should pyrotechnic use in stadia be immediately prohibited?


Join our
LinkedIn Group


Web Exclusives

« back to listing

Stars of 2016

In the first of a series of web exclusive articles, David W Smith looks at two stadium projects due to open their doors in 2016

 

Nuevo Estadio Atlético de Madrid, Spain
Nuevo Estadio Atlético de Madrid is under construction and slated to open as the home of La Liga soccer club Atlético Madrid in the middle of 2016. It will replace the Vicente Calderón Stadium, which is enclosed by a river and motorway on one side and residential buildings on the other. The cost of the new stadium is estimated at US$215m, which will be financed by the development of the land on which the Vicente Calderón currently stands.

Nuevo Estadio Atlético de Madrid is being built on the site of Estadio La Peineta, an athletics stadium in the east of Spain’s capital city of Madrid about 8km from the city center. The architects responsible, Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos, have incorporated parts of La Peinata’s large concrete stand into the new stadium design, while the rest has been demolished.

The Estadio La Peineta had a capacity of 20,000 spectators, but after reconstruction, Nuevo Estadio Atlético de Madrid will accommodate 70,000 fans. There is also far more space to allow further growth than at the 40-year-old Vicente Calderón, which had just 322,900ft2 of space. The new stadium will have an area of 948,800ft2.

One reason for the choice of Estadio La Peineta was its location near Barajas International Airport, adjacent to the M40 motorway and near two metro stations. The stadium will also have commercial areas, areas for the disabled, and modern and spacious dining areas. The long-term aim is to create the infrastructure to support major international events such as a final of the Champions League or the European Championships.

Rogers Place, Canada
Rogers Place is a multiuse indoor arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, which will be used for ice hockey and other indoor sports. It will replace Rexall Place as the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Edmonton Oilers and the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Edmonton Oil Kings. The facility will be active year-round and will also be an entertainment and event venue. Construction began in March 2014, and the building is expected to open in the autumn of 2016. A consortium of architects is involved in the stadium, including 360 Architecture, Dialog, Manica Architecture and Arndt Tkalcic Bengert.

The seating capacity will be 18,500 for NHL hockey games and more than 20,000 for concerts and other events. The designers say that it will have the NHL’s largest high definition scoreboard. There will be more than 1,200 TV screens, offering game coverage in all suites, clubs and concourses. Rogers Place also contains a 1,000-seat community ice rink owned and operated by the City of Edmonton.

The stadium will be the central focus of the 25-acre Ice District owned by the Katz Group. They say it will be the largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district in Canada. Ice District connects downtown Edmonton to the north, east, west and south, and will be linked by five LRT (Light Rail Transit) stations, indoor pathways and promenades. In addition to Rogers Place, the first phase of Ice District will include a luxury hotel, office towers, apartments, restaurants and nightlife, a casino, a cinema and retail options.

David W Smith is a freelance sports journalist who contributes regularly to the The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian.

December 17, 2015

 

Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

Chelsea FC appoints Ericsson as Stamford Bridge's connected venue partner

Two-year partnership will see the communications specialist design, install and maintain a carrier-grade wi-fi network for fans attending Stamford Bridge stadium.
Click here to read more



Mosaic Stadium opens in Regina, Saskatchewan

New 33,000-seat, multipurpose stadium opens on July 1, and will be the new home for the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders
Click here to read more



Birmingham reveals indoor arenas for 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

The NEC, Genting Arena, Barclaycard Arena and Symphony Hall will play an important role in the UK city’s bid for the Games. 
Click here to read more



Philips Lighting transforms Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium with next-generation LED lighting

Home of Olympique Lyonnais is the first stadium in France to use dynamic LED pitch lighting with moving color spots
Click here to read more



Design for Abu Dhabi's Yas Arena unveiled

Renderings of the new multipurpose, 18,000-capacity arena, which will be built on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, released by architects HOK
Click here to read more




Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the stadia community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to matt.ross@ukimediaevents.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email john.doherty@ukimediaevents.com

Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightWe are building a list of leading suppliers covering all aspects of the stadia industry. Want to see your company included? Contact john.doherty@ukimediaevents.com for more details.

فروشگاه اینترنتی فروشگاه اینترنتی سیستم همکاری در فروش کانال تلگرام چت روم ماهواره آنلاین اندروید دانلود فیلم فروشگظ;ه اینترنتی