Los Angeles Stadium construction timelapse

ISM Raceway renovation update

Progress at the new US$4.9bn home for the NFL’s LA Rams and LA Chargers has come a long way since breaking ground in November, 2016. See everything that’s been built since that day in this video.

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ISM Raceway renovation update

ISM Raceway renovation update

At the recent ALSD in Atlanta, president of ISM Raceway Brian Sperber, brings us up to speed on the exciting work being carried out at the venue, including its interactive garage.

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Atlanta Hawks arena transformation

Atlanta Hawks Area Video

The Atlanta Hawks’s State Farm Arena, formerly the Philips Arena, is getting closer to completion. Take a look at the progress inside and out.

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In this Issue - March 2018

The March 2018 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

GROWING PAINS: The grass isn't always greener when it comes to natural playing surfaces, with stadium design and weather putting increasing pressure on turf managers.

BUILDING EXPECTATIONS: To rebuild or replace, that is the questions owners of aging and unfit stadia will eventually have to face, but how do they navigate the decision-making process?

FULL SPECTRUM: As lighting technology continues to evolve, specialist suppliers must guide stadia and arena operators toward a more holistic approach to illuminations.

BALANCING ACT: Stadium owners are discovering the revenue-generating power of diversifying their VIP and hospitality offerings but, if it means sacrificing general seating, it is worth it

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In this Issue - July 2010

The July 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story: A new sports project in Basrah, southern Iraq, has the potential to heal the wounds of war and mark a new start for a city in desperate need of hope

Enabling development:
Owners and operators looking to fund new stadia are increasingly adding residential or commercial components as ‘enabling development’ to help raise vital revenue

Aviva Stadium:
Dublin’s Aviva Stadium is a triumph of considered design within a tight residential urban context, but questions remain over its long-term finance

Red Bull Arena: Over a decade in the making, New York’s Red Bull Arena has finally opened – but it’s proved worth the wait, with fans raving about the intense matchday atmosphere

Luxury suites: Selling suites isn’t what it used to be – but with some creative thinking, venues are still able to turn a profit

Catering: Stadia in the UK have traditionally had a very different approach to matchday catering than their US counterparts, but a new initiative from Manchester City looks set to change this

Turf Talk: The STRI’s Richard Hayden reveals the intense preparations required to get the pitches ready for the 2010 FIFA World Cup; how Polytan brought its expertise in synthetic turf installation to a football academy project in Morocco; and the latest topics to be discussed at the TURF and GRASS EXPO 2010

Drawing Board: Aedas Sport is currently working on an innovative 75,000-seat NFL stadium for Los Angeles

Kicking Off: Does silverware in the trophy cabinet equate to a healthy bank balance, asks Steve Cameron?

Hot Stuff: Advances in membrane and textile architecture are helping to create a new generation of stunning stadia


In this Issue - March 2010

The March 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover Story:
While long on potential and short on actual deployment, it may be that mobile ticketing’s time has finally arrived, as a result of the marketing journey it can help initiate

Future Trends: The recession has a silver lining – stadia developers are eschewing extravagance and looking to a future of efficient, multi-use venues

Brazil 2014: Can Brazil seize the day and deliver a World Cup memorable not just for its football, but for also creating a new generation of stadia with a truly lasting legacy?

Maracanã: Rio’s Maracanã needs no introduction, but it does need a complete makeover to ensure it is ready to host both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games

London 2012 Legacy: The 2012 Olympic Games are just two years away – yet London’s legacy plans remain the subject of intense debate and scrutiny

Manaus: Manaus is banking on the new Arena da Amazônia, being built for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, to bring about vital economic, educational and cultural improvements to the city

Mexico City: The first major entertainment facility built in Mexico City since the 1960s is the result of an all-Mexican partnership between government and private investors

Security: Technological developments are helping stadia to better control access at the turnstile and monitor potential trouble inside the venue

Turf Talk: Keith Kent, head groundsman at Twickenham, on the challenges posed by foxes, revellers, and nature itself; the latest from Mondo on its new synthetic turf fibre; TenCate offers a five-year warranty; Polytan unveils a UV-reflecting synthetic surface for hockey; FIFA ponders the growing acceptance of synthetic turf; and Turf and Grass Expo 2010 promises information and advice for those considering synthetic turf

Drawing Board: A 45,500-seat football stadium in Recife, Brazil, designed to meet all FIFA and UEFA standards

Kicking Off: Ticketmaster and Live Nation both maintain their merger will mean cheaper tickets for consumers, but what are the implications for venues?

Hot Stuff: A round-up of the latest seats to hit the market

Show Preview: A sneak peek at what’s lined up for Stadia Design & Technology Expo North America 2010

10 Reasons: 10 reasons to attend Stadia Design & Technology Expo North America 2010 in New York on 26-28 April

October 2009 - In this Issue

The October 2009 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover Story: Loud and proud, the new Cowboys Stadium was always going to divide opinion, but the team’s supporters and larger-than-life owner probably wouldn’t have it any other way

Cowboys Stadium: The branding story behind the new Cowboys Stadium, as told by HKS

Cashless payment: The adoption of cashless payment systems – along with integrated, contactless card-based services – has been slower than many predicted – why are teams and venues so slow to adopt when the benefits are so convincing?

Wimbledon: Never mind the players, the real star of The Championships at Wimbledon was the new roof!

Immersive technology: How a new generation of wired, connected and video-enabled stadia are using the latest interactive technology to boost sales and enhance the fan experience

Security - South Africa 2010: What security plans are in place for the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa?

Turf Talk: The three-in-one turf conversion system at the new Cowboys Stadium; the latest football turf research and manufacturer quality system from FIFA; Mondo’s new artificial turf monofilament; how the turf at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium is coping with a retractable roof; and Green Vision’s expansion plans

Drawing Board: A new rugby and football stadium in Melbourne, Australia, will sport a bubble-like geodesic dome roof

Kicking Off: Stadium managers may be keen on the glamour and extra cash that a concert can bring in, but they should also be wary of the risks involved and check contracts carefully, says Ian Nuttall

Genzale: John Genzale has a sneaking suspicion that the area outside of the Cowboys Stadium has been designed with the same attention to detail and emphasis on revenue generation as the inside

Final Whistle: The 10 most important things to consider in choosing and implementing a cashless system

July 2009 - In this Issue

The July 2009 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover Story: A well planned and executed IT infrastructure is an essential facet of any modern stadium, enabling greater operational efficiency and an enhanced matchday experience

Special Report:
Seating capacity at Citi Field may be lower than at the New York Mets’ previous home, Shea Stadium, but luxury suites and improved catering are designed to increase revenue

Hot Topic: Revenue generation is a common theme in Stadia’s coverage but what of the social benefits derived from sports facilities? A visionary, community stadium programme in North Belfast aims to bridge decades of social division

Regional Focus: New York is alive with new stadia projects – but the city drives a hard bargain as many frustrated developers will testify

Special report: Stadium catering is moving towards more diverse menus that reflect local loyalties, while new technology is helping to improve service efficiency

Turf Talk: FC Stabæk installs synthetic turf at its new indoor home; Dubai Cricket Stadium overcomes sandstorms and 40°C heat; TenCate unveils a new synthetic turf fibre; Polytan’s new football turf product helps IFK Norrköping to get more out of its pitch; and the Green Bay Packers chooses natural grass reinforced with synthetic fibres

Drawing Board: The snake-like form of Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Stadium, which features a roof with 8,800 solar panels, is proving a hit with environmentalists and design critics alike

Kicking Off: With more and more stadia jumping on the green bandwagon, Ian Nuttall applauds the financial benefits of a new eco initiative at Dublin’s Croke Park

Guest Column: John Genzale ponders the conundrum that is Italian football – better facilities could improve fan behaviour, but where’s the money going to come from?

Final Whistle: 10 ways to get the most out of smart technologies and CRM systems


March 2009 - In this Issue

The March 2009 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Drawing board: A new 80,000-seat multipurpose stadium in Monterrey, Mexico, inspired by the ‘rehilete’ – a windmill given to children to celebrate National Day


Kicking off: Ian Nuttall ponders the implications of the recent Live Nation and Ticketmaster merger


Architecture focus: Ten crucial factors for architects looking to ensure their next-generation projects not only reap design awards, but also enjoy a viable long-term future


Architecture focus: New materials, software and technologies are enabling architects to realise ever more sophisticated stadium designs


New venue: RCD Espanyol is finally poised to move into a home of its own – a strict focus on revenue generation and the fan experience should ensure the club enjoys a bright future

Hot topic: Once big business, naming rights for stadia are now comatose, having been dealt a heavy blow by the credit crisis


New venue: Arena Zagreb has been designed to host multiple events, but without a facility operator in place, it could face a tough future


Architecture case study: The Guangzhou Arena in China has been designed from scratch as a multipurpose venue within an integrated entertainment district


Architecture case study: Alpine Bau has completed the Dubai Cricket Stadium, the first in a trio of sports venues that form the base of the ambitious Dubai Sports City project


Architecture case study: Shakhtar FC’s new stadium has already earned the moniker of the ‘Donetsk Diamond’

Architecture case study: A new arena built for a major handball championship is the result of one of Croatia’s largest public private partnership projects


Architecture case study: Sasaki reveals the thinking behind the master plan for Beijing’s Oympic Green


Turf talk: Heracles installs a new synthetic turf system; Scottish soccer clubs endure a tough winter; and Forest Green Rovers prepares for the FA Cup


Hot stuff: The latest ETFE membrane and technical textiles to ensure your new venue strikes a light, airy and eye-catching pose


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