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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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Watch the Qudos Bank Arena transform for supercross

The team at the Qudos Bank Arena – widely known as the Sydney Super Dome – transforms the indoor arena into a supercross track ahead of the Aus-X Open. The venue, which was built as part of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games project, is the largest permanent indoor sports arena in Australia.

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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 sports governing bodies should take the lead in sustainability

Last month’s poll question asked whether large operational groups with multiple stadia and arenas in their portfolios are doing enough to address sustainability issues, or should the onus lie with individual venues to reduce their environmental footprint?

The question was posed in light of an announcement from John Marler, vice president of energy and environment at AEG (which operates a number of sports and entertainment venues around the world), outlining the company’s ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse emissions, water use and waste across the group’s facilities.

After the end of voting, 45% of respondents believe that facilities should not be held responsible, and that sports governing bodies and national governments should be taking the initiative in this regard.

Of the remaining voters, 27% believe that large operators and corporations should be charged with implementing widespread initiatives across their stadia and arenas, and 27% responded that individual sports facilities, regardless of size, should be taking the lead in terms of sustainability.

November 29, 2017

Written by James Billington


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