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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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Steel manufacturer announces Las Vegas Stadium deal

Las Vegas Stadium, which will be the new US$1.9bn home of the NFL’s Raiders and UNLV’s Rebels when constructed in 2020, will be supported by 10,000 tons of steel from fabricator Merrill Steel.

The manufacturer will provide and install roughly one third of the total structural steel to be used at the state-of-the-art, 65,000-seat (expandable to 72,000) venue, which will be located off the famous Las Vegas Strip.

Having already supplied steel for big stadium projects such as Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Allianz Field and a recent football stadium expansion at the University of Notre Dame, Merrill Steel has said Las Vegas Stadium will be the biggest order in its history.

The challenge to produce the required amount of steel by July 2019 is said to consume the entire production floor at its Springfield, Missouri, plant.

“It’s great for the community, great for Merrill. It means an increase in jobs. We have a great team here, and we’re always looking for more,” said plant manager Greg Rajeck.

“This is a complete turnkey project for us,” added Merrill Steel president Fred Schwalbach. “Starting with the completion of the design. Rolling into the production of the shop drawings. We will fabricate the steel, drill it, cut it, weld it and finish paint. That will all occur right here on-site.”

February 8, 2018

Written by James Billington


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