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Inside Selhurst Park redevelopment plans

Last week, English Premier League club Crystal Palace announced plans to redevelop its Selhurst Park stadium. The club has also released a video, detailing the expansion project, which will see the venue’s capacity increase from 26,000 seats to more than 34,000.

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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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With this in mind, should designers of new stadia, or project managers of renovations, be looking at both on-field and off-field lighting as part of a single solution?


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Stadia readers believe naming rights deals can be of value to college sports venues

Last month’s poll question asked whether naming rights deals had any place in college sports, or if they represented a valuable revenue stream that should be tapped wherever possible.

The issue remains one that provokes plenty of debate – just this week, it emerged that Twickenham was considering selling the naming rights to the home of English rugby – and Stadia readers were evenly split.

After the end of voting, 42% of respondents felt that naming rights deals detract from the history and heritage of college sports venues, and have no place in the industry. However, 52% of votes believed that naming rights represent a valuable potential source of income that schools cannot afford to pass up.

You can read more about a host of college renovation projects in the current issue of Stadia.

Written by Matt Ross


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