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Pitch renovations at the Bet365 Stadium

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Grounds manager Andrew Jackson explains the detailed process involved in preparing the turf at the home ground of English soccer side Stoke City FC before the start of the 2018-19 season.

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Inside the Kinnick Stadium renovation

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The US$89m renovation at the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium is taking shape. See the progress being made at the north end zone in this behind-the-build video.

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Betty Engelstad Sioux Center Floor Redesign Timelapse

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This time-lapse video shows the detailed process of redesigning the wood floor at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center at the University of North Dakota, home to its basketball and volleyball teams.

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Dan Meis to head Woods Bagot Sport

Woods Bagot has announced that award-winning sports and entertainment architect Dan Meis will lead the firm’s new global group, Woods Bagot Sport. One of a small number of sports specialists worldwide, Dan’s past notable projects include Staples Center in Los Angeles, Safeco Field in Seattle, Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and facilities at the United States Tennis Association’s National Tennis Center in Queens, New York.

As Global Director of Woods Bagot Sport, Dan will expand his Los Angeles-based team to include design and technical experts in New York, London and Sydney. The new group will continue Meis’s current projects including the new NFL Stadium at Grand Crossing in Los Angeles and a 50,000-seat, multi-use venue for the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Dan also is leading conceptual design efforts for a new stadium for soccer club AS Roma in Rome, Italy, and Sports City Stadium in Doha, Qatar, for the 2022 FIFA World Cup (in association with Aedas).

Meis has designed sports and entertainment facilities for 25 years and is well recognized as an industry leader. He has twice made the Sports Business Journal ‘40 under 40’ list of top sports industry executives, and in 2001, Time magazine named him among its ‘100 Innovators in the World of Sports.’ His work also has been recognized for enhancing business success through design, a goal of ever-increasing importance in the sports sector.

Previously, Meis was a co-founding partner of NBBJ Sports and Entertainment and a senior principal with Populous. In 2006, he was elected to the American Institute of Architects, College of Fellows, recognising his contribution to advancing the practice of sports architecture.


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