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Wrigley Field renovation time-lapse

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The Chicago Cubs’ iconic stadium is in the process of an US$750m upgrade and this video shows the progress of the latest phase since October 2017, where club and field box sections have been overhauled.

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Headingly Stadium redevelopment time-lapse

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As the £40m (US$56m) upgrade to the home of rugby league side Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire County Cricket Club progresses, watch the rebuilding of the venue’s South Stand and construction of a new main stand, set to be completed by 2019.

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University of Florida reveal facility upgrades masterplan

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Gators’ athletics director Scott Stricklin talks through revised plans to upgrade on-campus facilities including a new baseball stadium as part of the US$130m project.

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Once known as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World', the stadium below introduced a world first for sports stadia architecture and kick-started a revolution in design back in 1965. Can you name it?
 


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Stadia readers believe venues should prioritize lower F&B prices over concessions revenue

Last month’s poll question asked whether, in light of fan appreciation for Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s specifically low concession pricing structure, other major stadia should follow suit and prioritize fan savings over F&B revenues.

It proved to be a fairly one-sided debate for many Stadia readers. An impressive 83% of respondents felt that, given how much some stadia charge for tickets, low-cost food and beverage is essential, even if F&B has to operate at a loss. Just 17% believe that stadia are businesses, and pricing should be structured to make financial sense instead of appeasing fans.

You can read more about the Mercedes-Benz Stadium project – including the low-price F&B offering – in the current issue of Stadia.

You can also read a series of interviews with some of the experts and suppliers who helped bring the stadium project to fruition by visiting Stadia’s Web Exclusive section.

November 1, 2017

Written by Matt Ross


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