Videos

Wrigley Field renovation time-lapse

chase_center_precast

The Chicago Cubs’ iconic stadium is in the process of an US$750m upgrade and this video shows the progress of the latest phase since October 2017, where club and field box sections have been overhauled.

Click image to view video

Headingly Stadium redevelopment time-lapse

headingley timelapse video

As the £40m (US$56m) upgrade to the home of rugby league side Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire County Cricket Club progresses, watch the rebuilding of the venue’s South Stand and construction of a new main stand, set to be completed by 2019.

Click image to view video

University of Florida reveal facility upgrades masterplan

florida atheletics new stadium

Gators’ athletics director Scott Stricklin talks through revised plans to upgrade on-campus facilities including a new baseball stadium as part of the US$130m project.

Click image to view video

Once known as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World', the stadium below introduced a world first for sports stadia architecture and kick-started a revolution in design back in 1965. Can you name it?
 


Join our
LinkedIn Group


Web Exclusives

« back to listing

Sports Turf Managers Association awards Environmental Facility Certification to 18 venues

Facilities awarded environmental certification from the professional association following online assessment and site visit

 

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional association for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide, and who are critical to the safety of athletes and coaches – has recognized 18 facilities with the organization’s Environmental Facility Certification.

Ranging from Colorado to Madrid, Spain, the STMA members and their facilities showcase ecological stewardship and sustainable best practices. Since the first certification was awarded to Zach Holm for two facilities, Red Bull Training Facility and Red Bull Arena in 2016, 15 other STMA members now have their facilities environmentally certified.

 

 

“Our outstanding members are constantly looking for ways to improve their facilities,” says Kim Heck, CAE and CEO of STMA. “Through state-of-the-art procedures and practices, we encourage all sports turf managers to identify areas in which they can make their facilities more sustainable, to ensure we are taking care of the fields our athletes greatly depend on.”

 

 

To achieve the prestigious certification, the site must attain an 80% score within each section. Facilities will remain certified for a three-year period, at which point a recertification process takes place.

The complete list is included below:
Peter Ashe, University of North Carolina Greensboro Sports Turf Groundscare Center;
Nick Baker, CHS Field at the St Paul Saints Baseball Club;
Paul Burgess, Ciudad Real Madrid; Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu Stadium;
John Cogdill, Pleasant View Sports Complex;
Joshua DeJong, Platte Valley Schools;
Ken Edwards, The Gulfport SportsPlex;
Edward Hall, Allen Pond Park, City of Bowie;
Israel Hinojosa, Minute Maid Park;
Zach Holm & Team, Red Bull Arena; Red Bull Training Facility;
Elliott Josephson, Prairie Ridge Sports Complex;
Jason Koester, Grinnell College Athletic Fields;
Abby McNeal, Ruby Hill Park;
Travis Stephen, Longfellow Park;
Scott Stevens, Elon University Sports Complex;
Bruce Suddeth, USC Upstate Soccer Complex;
Brian Winka, Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex.

A facility’s field manager must complete an initial online assessment followed by an on-site walk-through validation with an attester. The assessment covers 10 environmental practice areas, including storm water management; fertilization; pesticides/integrated pest management (IPM); recycling; composting; mowing; energy conservation; shop buildings and storage areas; irrigation and water quality testing; and educational outreach.

STMA’s external focus on outreach for environmental stewardship began in 2010 with the appointment of an Environmental Task Group. By 2013, a general framework for the certification program was formed and, by 2014, the first pilot program was created.

 

Images (from top): Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex, Longfellow Park, Red Bull Training Facility

 

RECEIVE THE
LATEST NEWS


Your email address:



Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

Behind the scenes at LAFC's brand-new training facility

Take a look inside new MLS franchise Los Angeles FC’s Performance Center, complete with state-of-the-art facilities ahead of the Banc of California Stadium grand opening
Click here to read more



Fast refurb pays off for Orlando

An aggressive deadline and a fixed budget drove the refurbishment of Orlando’s Camping World Stadium – but the venue is already reaping the results.
Click here to read more



Largest US e-sports venue to open in Arlington, Texas

The new 100,000ft² state-of-the-art facility is designed to draw competitive pro video gaming players and fans from around the world.
Click here to read more



Latest renderings of US$600m KeyArena renovation revealed

The public has been given a sneak peak at what to expect from the US$600m renovation plans at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, with new renderings released by the Oak View Group showing the 360ft glass atrium and redesigned interior space.
Click here to read more



UMBC's new multi-purpose Event Center a game-changer for students and athletes

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) finally opened the doors to its brand-new multi-purpose Event Center, which has been in construction for over two years at a cost of US$85m.
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.