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Pontiac Silverdome finally demolished after failed first attempt

They don’t make them like they used to. It took two attempts for the Pontiac Silverdome, the former home of the NFL’s Detroit Lions, to bite the dust. Still standing after the first implosion, it was finally demolished by a second blast to the upper section of the stadium, which has stood in Michigan since 1975

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Watch the Qudos Bank Arena transform for supercross

The team at the Qudos Bank Arena – widely known as the Sydney Super Dome – transforms the indoor arena into a supercross track ahead of the Aus-X Open. The venue, which was built as part of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games project, is the largest permanent indoor sports arena in Australia.

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The hidden costs of stadium and arena renovation

It’s a commonly held belief that renovation of an existing stadium will cost less than constructing a new one. But, as Rider Levett Bucknall’s Peter Knowles explains, things are not always so simple

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Peter Knowles, executive vice president, Rider Levett Bucknall North America

How to transform your stadium into an intelligent space

Gavin Wheeldon, CEO of Purple, details how improving in-stadia technology can turn passion into profit

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The Major Series of Putting redefines golf

A first-of-its-kind putting stadium in Las Vegas required an innovative temporary venue structure tailored to suit the needs of the sport

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Bobby Sloan, event manager/senior associate, Populous

Looking for ways to stop flushing water down the drain

Stadium operators are wising up to the need for increased water efficiency. Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless, details the methods some facilities are using to scale back consumption

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Klaus Reichardt, founder and CEO, Waterless

Lighting: a catalyst for smart stadia

Once an often-overlooked aspect of stadium design, lighting is now offering venues multiple opportunities to redefine the fan experience

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Mike Simpson, global design lead, Philips Lighting's Sports Stadium business

Utilizing the potential of racecourses

As urban spaces for sport and leisure become increasingly difficult to secure, local authorities and private investors will soon need to take an innovative approach to utilizing existing plots, explains Gary Johnson, director of sport and leisure at LK2 Architects

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Gary Johnson, director of sport and leisure, LK2 Architects

Get in the game

The STMA’s Environmental Committee chair Jimmy Simpson reveals why recognizing industry efforts to be environmentally responsible is important. 

 

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Safe standing and controlled crowding

Kat Steinberg, associate director for sports and events at Movement Strategies, explains how standing in stadia has evolved, and underlines the value of gathering and analyzing crowd event data

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Managing risk

Chris Gill, risk management expert at QBE Business Insurance, discusses the unique challenge of preparing stadia for major sporting events

 

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Chris Gill, risk management expert, QBE Business Insurance

No score draw

A ranking of stadia in the MLS, while drawing welcome attention to the sport, seems a little skewed

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Matt Ross, Stadia editor

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