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360° time-lapse of Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium roof installation

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Take a look from all angles of the roof being installed at English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur FC’s new stadium thanks to this 360° camera placed in the middle of the construction action.

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LA Coliseum renovation update

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The mighty LA Coliseum is undergoing a complete overhaul that will modernize everything from seating to concourses, lighting, technology and AV. It will also reduce capacity at the Californian venue from over 93,000 to 77,000 as it introduces more comfortable seating. With a completion date of 2019, watch the progress so far.

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Chase Center completes first quadrant of pre-cast stadia work

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Watch the latest update on construction at Chase Center, the multipurpose arena which will be the new home of the Golden State Warriors NBA team in California.

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In the current issue of Stadia we explore the difficulty turf specialists face these days of growing and maintaining natural turf playing surfaces. Can you name this stadium, which had to redesign its pitch after it was once criticized by former Chelsea FC manager Jose Mourinho?


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Tokyo opens first new venue for 2020 Olympic Games

The Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo, Japan, has been opened to the public, marking the first of eight new permanent sports venues to be built for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Organizers and Tokyo’s Governor Yuriko Koike described the event as a watershed moment as preparations for the sporting event begin to transition from planning phase to delivery phase, with just three years to go.

The state-of-the-art complex features a 10,000-seat main arena set to host the badminton and fencing component of the modern pentathlon, plus wheelchair basketball for the Paralympic Games. A swimming pool, gym, fitness studios and multi-use sports area is also housed under the solar-paneled roof, which helps power the building.

The design of the venue has been specially created to meet Tokyo 2020 accessibility guidelines, which make it easier for the elderly and the disabled to use the facility, particularly those with wheelchairs as a result of seating areas in the main arena that will ensure unobstructed viewing.

When the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games begins, the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza will be one of a total 40 venues, which include 24 existing sites, eight temporary facilities and eight permanent new venues.

November 29, 2017

Written by James Billington


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