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Watch Optus Stadium lighting show

The lighting system at the newly christened Optus Stadium is put through its paces. With over 150,000 LED lights, the system is one of the largest sports lighting installations in the world.

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Construction progress on Louis Armstrong Stadium

Watch progress on the new 14,000-seat Louis Armstrong Stadium currently under construction in New York City, USA.

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Olympic basketball arena attracts global interest

Bidders from all over the world have registered their interest in the London 2012 Olympic Basketball Arena, which has been made available for sale by venue owners Barr Construction.
The arena was the largest single temporary structure ever created for Olympic use and work to dismantle the structure at the Olympic Park in Stratford is ongoing.

Barr has made the building shell available for sale, which consists of a 1,000 tonne skeletal steel frame and a 23,000m2 recyclable white PVC fabric skin.

Since marketing commenced in February this year, interested parties from the UK, Europe, South America and the Middle East have all signaled their intention of submitting bids for the 11,000m2 structure. Following the deadline for expressions of interest, formal bids are now being sought and potential purchasers have been given until 12 noon on 30 April.

Commercial property consultancy BTWShiells and chartered accountants Ernst & Young are handling the sale of the arena, with an initial asking price of £2.5m (US$3.9m).


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