San Mamés fly-through
San Mamés Stadium is far from an old venue – the home of Athlectic Bilbao in the north of Spain was opened in 2013 – but it has already carried out a roof expansion, visible on a new video released by architects Idom.
22 February 2017
A team from Genfit installs a commercial-scale solar panel system at Halliwell Jones Stadium, a 15,200-seat rugby league stadium in Warrington in the UK.
15 February 2017
New surface for JL Johnson Stadium
The ground team at Oral Roberts University’s JL Johnson Stadium in Oklahoma undertakes a re-turfing of the baseball field, home of the Golden Eagles NCAA Division I Summit League team.
8 February 2017
Jim Perry Stadium prepared for new turf field
Watch the team at Jim Perry Stadium in North Carolina – home to the Campbell Fighting Camels – prep the field for a new turf surface to be laid in the coming weeks.
1 February 2017
Elevation begins on new roof for Wanda Metropolitano stadium
International environmental services, infrastructure and water management group FCC have released a video detailing the elevation of the new roof for the Wanda Metropolitano – the new stadium built for Atlético Madrid.
25 January 2017
Perth Stadium timelapse
A video showing progress on Australia’s Perth Stadium development. The 60,000-seat multipurpose stadium is on track for an early 2018 opening, with construction reported to be 70% complete.
18 January 2017
Watch Philips Arena transformation
Taking on the daunting challenge of hosting five events in as many days, the team at the Atlanta Hawks’ Philips Arena transforms the venue over a single 99-hour period.
9 January 2017
All change at Golden 1 Center
The team at Golden 1 Center takes on the challenging task of holding four different events in just four days.
4 January 2017
Sound system installation at Grand Canyon
Watch experts from California's Sound Image install new speaker clusters at Grand Canyon University's soccer stadium.
14 December 2016
Timelapse of Georgia Bulldogs indoor athletics facility
Watch work progress on the University of Georgia’s new 109,000ft2 indoor athletics facility.
8 December 2016
Seven shows in eight days at Philips Arena
The team at Philips Arena preps for three Atlanta Hawks games and a host of different music concerts in just eight days in this fascinating time-lapse video.
1 December 2016
Vivint Smart Home Arena transformation
Some stadium transformations are more challenging than others. But ice rink to hardwood basketball court must be among the most difficult of switches to make.
24 November 2016
Syracuse University Carrier Dome transforms in 24 hours
Watch the very embodiment of multipurpose stadium use as the Syracuse University Carrier Dome hosts women’s basketball, men’s basketball and football in a 24-hour period.
17 November 2016
Hard Rock Stadium transformation time-lapse
Watch a year’s worth of renovation work at the Miami Dophins’ Hard Rock Stadium. Improvements to the venue include video boards, additional suites, and an open-air canopy over the main seating areas.
10 November 2016
Warrior Stadium project
Watch the team at Waunakee Warrior Stadium in Wisconsin talk about much-needed improvements to the stadium, and how these will help the seven football teams sharing the venue.
3 November 2016
Ice install at Amalie Arena
Watch the team at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida – home to the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning – install the ice rink at the 19,100-seat venue.
27 October 2016
New pitch installation at Derby County’s iPro Stadium
During the off season, English soccer team Derby County FC completed a total transformation of the iPro Stadium’s surface, opting for a hybrid turf surface.
20 October 2016
Oestrike Stadium turf renovation
A time lapse of the turf replacement project at Eastern Michigan University’s Oestrike Stadium in the USA, home to the EMU’s Eagles baseball team.
13 October 2016
Construction continues on Orlando City Stadium
A dedicated sports fan takes a drive around the construction site of Orlando City’s 25,500-seat soccer stadium. Due for completion in 2017, the stadium is located in downtown Orlando, Florida, and will be home to Orlando City SC and sister club Orlando Pride.
6 October 2016
Friends Arena transformation
Never let it be said that modern stadia aren’t versatile buildings. Watch Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, transform from soccer stadium to speedway track ahead of the Stockholm GSP.
29 September 2016
Nippert Stadium pitch transformation
Watch the ground staff at Nippert Stadium prepare the field at the 40,000-seat venue for USL team FC Cincinnati. The soccer team began playing at the stadium this year, making pitch transitions from football to soccer (and back again for Cincinnati Bearcats games) a regular occurrence.
22 September 2016
Sign installation at Williams-Brice Stadium
Watch a new banner installation at Williams-Brice Stadium, home to the University of South Carolina’s Gamecocks.
15 September 2016
Watch expansion of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium north end zone
The largest aspect of the US$43.5m renovation of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, home to the University of Mississippi’s Rebels, has been the expansion of the north end zone. Watch footage of the project as the college football team prepares for its home opener this weekend.
8 September 2016
Watch Bristol Motor Speedway become a college football stadium
Turf is laid at one of NASCAR’s largest stadia for a football game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Tennessee Volunteers. Around 100,000 fans are expected to watch the teams kick off their season.
1 September 2016
Mercedes-Benz Stadium construction update
It’s less than a year until the Atlanta Falcons’ new home, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, will open its doors. The team has released an updated video chronicling the construction to date.
25 August 2016
HOK Rugby Sevens roundtable
Architectural firm HOK brought together a number of rugby experts – including John Inverdale and Simon Halliday – to discuss the popularity of Rugby Sevens and its implications for the sport as a whole, including venue design.
18 August 2016
Falcons stadium turf replacement
Doyt L Perry Stadium, home to the Bowling Green Falcons, has released a video showing two months of turf replacement at the 24,000-seat stadium, located in Ohio.
11 August 2016
Roof construction at Arthur Ashe Stadium
Three years of work on the new retractable roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City is condensed down to a fascinating one-minute film, released by the United States Tennis Association (USTA).
4 August 2016
The Shoe preps for ICC soccer
Watch the ground team at Ohio Stadium in Columbus replace the venue’s turf ahead of an International Champions Cup (ICC) match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
28 July 2016
Complete time-lapse of US Bank Stadium
Ahead of the opening of the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium, due to take place next week, take a look at the entire construction process from start to finish.
21 July 2016
Olympic rings added to Rio stadium
As final preparations continue ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, watch staff add the rings motif to the running track at the João Havelange Olympic Stadium.
14 July 2016
Wembley Stadium concert breakdown
Music stars don’t come much bigger than Beyoncé – and removing the stage after the singer’s concerts is no small task either. Watch a time-lapse video of the Wembley Stadium team in action.
7 July 2016
Roof construction inside San Paolo Stadium
Watch construction of a massive roof structure inside San Paolo Stadium in Naples, Italy. The structure, erected by Litec, was used to stage a music concert inside the venue, which is the third largest soccer stadium in the country.
30 June 2016
New screen installed at Barker-Lane Stadium
Watch construction work at Barker-Lane Stadium, home to the NCAA’s Campbell Fighting Camels, as a new video board is installed and tested.
23 June 2016
Tottenham Hotspur new stadium crane installation
As construction continues at the site of English Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, a video has been released showing the installation of the first of seven cranes.
14 June 2016
Stoke City FC pitch renovation time-lapse
Now that the English Premier League season has concluded for another year, many clubs are taking advantage of the relative lull in fixtures to undertake vital pitch renovation work. Have a look at the latest update from Stoke City’s Bet365 Stadium.
9 June 2016
Final time lapse of the Boleyn Ground
As English soccer team West Ham United FC bid farewell to the club’s Boleyn Ground, the stadium has released a final time lapse video of the last competitive game at the stadium. From next season, the club’s home games will be played at the former Olympic Stadium in London.
3 June 2016
Turf installation at Kassam Stadium
Watch installation of Greenfields’ XtraGrass at Kassam Stadium, home to English League One soccer club Oxford United FC.
24 May 2016
Turf installation at Gill Stadium
Watch progress on the field portion of the new turf under installation at McDaniel Athletic’s Gill Stadium in Maryland, USA.
19 May 2016
Demolition of Ferenc Puskas Stadium
Dramatic footage has been released showing the demolition of Ferenc Puskas Stadium, a Hungarian ground which opened in 1953. As removal of the iconic venue continues, the Hungarian government has revealed that a new, 60,000-seat stadium will be built as a replacement. The new venue is expected to be completed during 2019.
12 May 2016
Construction update on Dana J Dykhouse Stadium
South Dakota State Athletics invited cameras to tour the construction site of the Dana J Dykhouse Stadium – the US$65m project to build a 19,340-seat football stadium – with construction personnel on hand to explain the next steps for the new venue. Dana J Dykhouse Stadium will open on September 1, 2016.
05 May 2016
University of New Hampshire aerial footage
As work continues on the new stadium for the University of New Hampshire Wildcats – which is due for completion this summer – the university has released aerial footage of construction at the site.
29 April 2016
ECU reveals stadium renovation video
East Carolina University has unveiled plans for a Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Southside Renovation project that is currently targeted for completion in the fall of 2018.
21 April 2016
Blue Jays groundskeeper explains new field
Tom Farrell, head groundskeeper for the MLB’s Toronto Blue Jays, talks to Canadian TV network City about the new field at Rogers Centre, ahead of the team’s series opener.
14 April 2016
Largest LED baseball scoreboard installed in South Korea
Samsung has installed the world’s largest baseball scoreboard at SK Wyverns Munhak Baseball Stadium in Incheon, Korea. The 210ft wide, 59ft-high board is made up of 16,320 LED modules in 96 cabinets, and took three months to install.
Frank R Campbell construction time-lapse
See work progressing at Averett University’s Frank R Campbell Stadium. The US$3.3m project is scheduled to complete in July 2016.
Chase Field turf installation
Watch the groundskeepers at Chase Field, home to the MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, cover the bare dirt field with the park’s trademark natural turf pitch.
Roughriders new football facility
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have released a video showcasing the team’s new football operations facility. Assistant VP of football operations and administration, Jeremy O’Day, talks us through the process to refine the design.
Tour the Colorado State Rams' new stadium site
As work on the Colorado State Rams’ new 41,000-seater multipurpose stadium continues, University of Colorado athletics director Joe Parker tours the site.
New Palau Blaugrana video
Soccer club FC Barcelona has released a video of the New Palau Blaugrana – a planned multi-sport venue which will feature a 10,000-seat arena, 2,000-seat auxiliary court and an ice rink in the Spanish city. The new venue forms part of Espai Barça, a project that involves a massive overhaul of FC Barcelona’s facilities, including the new Camp Nou.
From basketball to monster trucks
Watch the team at the Vivint Smart Home Arena perform a rapid transformation of the venue in Salt Lake City, Utah – from an NBA game to a Monster Jam event and back again.
Castle building in Westpac Stadium
It’s unusual to find a replica castle inside a sports stadium. But to celebrate the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Wellington, New Zealand, an impressive structure was erected inside the Westpac Stadium.
Singapore National Stadium: Time-lapse installation of Eclipse Stabilized Turf
Watch HG Sports Turf, The Motz Group and County Turf combine to ready the Singapore National Stadium for the 2015 South East Asian Games. The SEA Games returned to Singapore in June 2015 after a 22-year hiatus and the new National Stadium (and its new turf) played a big part in what was widely dubbed the most successful SEA Games to date
Camera install at FirstEnergy Stadium
A behind-the-scenes look at the installation of a multi-camera system at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA – home to the MLB’s Reading Fightin Phils.
Daytona Rising time-lapse
Last week we reported on Daytona Rising’s completion ahead of the Rolex 24 motorsports endurance race on January 30 & 31, 2016. Now you can see footage of development on the DIS’s new facility
BC Place welcomes the boating industry
Luxury yachts are an unlikely sight inside a modern sports arena, but ahead of the Vancouver International Boat Show 2016 (Jan 20-24), BC Place stadium welcomes an array of seafaring vessels.
Watch drone footage of work on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta
As construction continues on the Atlanta Falcons’ new home, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, get a unique perspective thanks to a drone-eye view of the site.
BMO Field expansion
Take a look behind the scenes of the second phase in expansion works at BMO Field in Toronto, Canada. PCL senior project manager Neil Barrows shows viewers around the busy site, which is due to reopen in May 2016.
A year in the life of a stadium
As the former Olympic Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Park in London, UK, prepares to welcome its new tenants, English Premier League soccer club West Ham United FC, have a look back at the array of events the multipurpose venue hosted during 2015.
Race of Champions
Multipurpose stadia are increasingly commonplace, but there aren’t many venues which can be configured to host motorsport. Watch how London’s former Olympic Stadium was transformed in November 2015 to host the Race of Champions.
US Bank Stadium construction video
As construction on the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium reaches the two-year point – you can see the one-year anniversary video here – take a look back at how work on the fixed-roof venue has progressed. The stadium, according to the team, is now 80% complete.
Battling the elements at Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium
Watch the groundstaff at the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium battle the elements to have the field ready for a scheduled Hawkeyes college football game. The venue’s team struggled through 15 hours of snowfall ahead of Iowa’s match against the Purdue Boilermakers.
Watch construction of the Golden 1 Center
At the midpoint of development of Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center, take a look at how the first year of construction on the new multipurpose arena in California has progressed. The US$507m indoor arena, which will be the new home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, will have a capacity of 17,500, but will be expandable up to 19,000 for larger events.
Commonwealth Stadium renovation
The University of Kentucky has released a time-lapse video of the transformation of its Commonwealth Stadium. The renovation of the 42-year-old stadium, which began in 2014, includes a new student section, press box, box seats, club seats, recruiting room and concourses, as well as a brand new façade for the venue. Capacity of the stadium has been reduced from 67,942 to 61,000.
With planning permission granted for phase two of the Lord’s redevelopment in London, take a look at a CGI fly-through of the facilities that will make up the South-Western Project – the second stage of the masterplan being implemented at the iconic UK cricket stadium.
Anfield main stand time-lapse
English Premier League club Liverpool FC has releases a time-lapse video showing development of the main stand at Anfield. The redeveloped main stand will include three tiers, and will add approximately 8,500 seats to the stadium, bringing Anfield’s capacity to close to 54,000. The video includes the lifting into place of the new stand’s 650-ton truss. Construction is expected to be completed during the 2016/17 Premier League season..
Virtual tour of Perth Stadium
As news of updates regarding the progress of work on the Perth Stadium continue to emerge, have a look at the official virtual tour of the new multipurpose venue, scheduled to open in 2018.
TD Place Stadium time-lapse
A fascinating video shows 170 hours in the life of Ottawa venue TD Place Stadium. Featuring everything from pitch-side yoga to an AC/DC concert, the film offers an insight into the uses of the multipurpose venue.
Atlanta Falcons release construction update
The Atlanta Falcons have released an updated time-lapse video showing progress after 17 months of construction work on their new home, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is due for completion in 2017.
Under the skin of London’s former Olympic Stadium
It’s no secret that the centerpiece of the London 2012 Olympic Games has been repurposed for use as a multifunctional venue, but here’s a fascinating look at just how the stadium has been reconfigured.
Time lapse of work on the Detroit Events Center
Footage has emerged showing progress on the Detroit Events Center, which will become the new home of the Detroit Red Wings in 2017. Work began on the new US$450m complex in September, 2014 and, as the video shows, progress is definitely being made.
London’s Olympic Stadium prepping for Rugby World Cup
As final preparations for the Rugby World Cup 2015 are made ahead of the competition getting underway, here’s a look at the conversion of the former Olympic Stadium to host matches in the tournament
See Deeds Field-Piper Stadium’s new artificial playing surface
See the new synthetic turf installation at Denison University’s Deeds Field-Piper Stadium in Granville, Ohio, USA, home to the university’s football, field hockey, lacrosse and outdoor track and field teams.
Watch The Queen’s Club transform
Hospitality company Keith Prowse was tasked with transforming The Queen’s Club in London, UK, for the ATP World Tour 500 event, the Aegon Championships. Keith Prowse teamed up with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to provide hospitality for around 9,000 people per day
Fly through the new Fifth Third Arena project
The University of Cincinnati has officially kicked off fundraising for renovations to Fifth Third Arena, home to the Cincinnati Bearcats. A fly-through rendering of the proposed improvements has been released, touring the new facilities
The view from Liverpool’s Main Stand
The wife of Liverpool FC’s owner has offered a glimpse of the progress made on the development of the English Premier League (EPL) soccer club’s Main Stand by posting a panoramic video on Twitter.
See the installation of new turf at Nickerson Field
Nickerson Field, former home of the Boston Braves and now owned by Boston University, received a new turf field at the start of August. Check out the installation in the time-lapse video below
Taking up the Wimbledon grass
If you’ve ever wondered what Centre Court looks like with the famed turf taken up, Wimbledon has released a video showing ongoing renovations to the tennis stadium’s grass surface.
Experience a player’s view of Autzen Stadium
The University of Oregon’s Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon, has released a 360° video of the stadium as seen from the players’ perspective on game day, allowing fans to see what it’s like to run out with the Oregon Ducks.
Inspecting natural turf surfaces
The Sports Turf Managers Association's guide to checking natural turf playing surfaces, highlighting some of the potential hazards that can be spotted before competition begins
Watch Boise State’s blue turf go green
Over six days, the team at Boise State turned the iconic blue turf green for a soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and Club Tijuana. Watch this time-lapse video – complete with lightening storm – showing the process of replacing the surface with natural turf.
CHS Field in Minnesota time-lapse
See the development of the St. Paul Saints new US$64.7m stadium, CHS Field. The 7,000-seater venue required over two years of construction, and also required a massive soil cleanup operation.
Fly-through US$76.5m Perth Stadium special events station
The six-platform station will only operate during events at Perth Stadium, and will allow up to 28,000 people to leave the site by train within an hour of an event ending
Olympic Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park time-lapse
Watch how the former 2012 Olympics Games venue is being transformed into an all-year-round event venue, including removal of the original roof and light paddles and installation of a permanent roof, said to be the largest of its kind in the world
U.S. Bank Stadium west entry fly-through
Take a virtual fly through of the Minnesota Viking's newly named U.S. Bank Stadium
Anfield Main Stand redevelopment time-lapse
Work on Liverpool’s new Main Stand has ramped up following the close of the 2014-15 Premier League season with a time-lapse video showing how far it's come and a framework of what fans can expect in the near future
Nippert Stadium renovation update
Take a sneak peak at the US$86m project to renovate and expand Nippert Stadium ahead of the season opener against Alabama A&M on September 5, 2015
SunTrust Park fly-through
Take a virtual fly-over of the US$622m SunTrust Park and mixed-use development, which is scheduled to be completed by Opening Day 2017
Millennium Stadium field-covering time lapse
Watch as the first-ever field covering – made up of 8,678 high-density polyethylene tiles – is installed on top of Welsh rugby’s hallowed turf
The Sports Turf Managers Association's guide to what makes an athletics field safe and playable
Lord's Cricket Ground south-western project
Find out what's in store for the south-western corner of the legendary venue following the announcement of plans for the second phase of the masterplan for the redevelopment of Lord's
Fly-through new St Louis NFL stadium
The task force behind the proposed downtown riverfront build has unveiled an animated fly-through of the facility to NFL executives and team owners at the league's New York City HQ
The day Yankee Stadium opened
Take a trip back in time to opening day, 18 April 1923, when – following 284 days of construction on 10 acres of land – approximately 74,000 people descended upon the brand new US$2.5m venue to watch the Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox
MCG resurfacing time lapse
Watch how Melbourne Cricket Ground was transformed from a cricket venue into an Aussie Rules football field
Lucas Oil Stadium basketball court time lapse
Watch as the NCAA Final Four basketball court is installed in the middle of Lucas Oil Stadium in under 90 seconds. In real time it took workers 5-hours to lay the new court down
A look back at the first year of operation of the world's largest indoor arena
Avaya Stadium time-lapse
MLS's San Jose Earthquakes welcomed fans to its new home with a 2-1 victory over Chicago Fire on March 22nd. This extended time-lapse includes the nearly two-years of construction of Avaya Stadium and the opening day festivities
University of Massachusetts Amherst football performance center and press box
David Dymecki, principal at Perkins+Will, and John McCutcheon, athletic director of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, describe the process of creating the new football performance center and press box at UMASS Amherst
Rogers Place groundbreaking anniversary
As Rogers Place celebrates its one-year groundbreaking anniversary, watch the progress that's been made over the past year
Sun Life Stadium preview
With the US$400m transformation of Sun Life Stadium already underway, Miami Dolphins has released a new video highlighting what the venue will look like over the next few years
Stamford Bridge lighting the way
Philips Lighting offers an up-close look at the ArenaVision LED pitch lighting system installed at Chelsea FC's Stamford Bridge
Soccer match in empty stadium halted after tear gas security botch
A closed-door Copa Libertadores qualifier between Nacional of Uruguay and Chilean side Palestino was temporarily suspended after tear gas was accidentally released into the empty stadium during a botched security drill
Levi's Stadium ice rink time-lapse
Take a look at the making of the ice rink in Levi's Stadium for the upcoming Stadium Series showdown between the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks
New Minnesota Vikings stadium construction time-lapse
On February 5, 2015, the first queen's post truss on the south side was lifted into place by one of the world's largest cranes. This queen's post truss will support the ETFE (transparent) roof elements. Stats: weight: 450,000lbs; length: 308ft; width: 11ft; height: 12ft
Everton safety & security head reveals Merseyside derby plans
Ahead of the Merseyside derby between Everton FC and Liverpool FC, Everton's head of security and stadium safety officer Dave Lewis discusses how he and his team plan to ensure a trouble-free derby day
Scale model of new AC Milan stadium
The Italian soccer giants and seven-times European Cup winners have unveiled plans for a new US$343m, 48,000-seat stadium with a retractable roof to open in the Portello area of the city for the 2018/19 season
University of Phoenix Stadium up in lights
See what stadium operators and contractors are saying about Ephesus Lighting’s LED installation at the University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals and Super Bowl XLIX
Lusail Multipurpose Hall
Designed by Dar Al Handasah Consultants, Lusail Multipurpose Hall – a part of Lusail Sports Arena, in Lusail, Qatar – officially opened on January 15th. Built to host matches of the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship, the 15,300-seat venue broke ground in 2012 and was constructed at a cost of US$318m
Fly through the new Atlanta Falcons stadium
NewAtlantaStadium.com has released a fly-through video depicting a virtual version of the state-of-the-art stadium planned for downtown Atlanta. Start in the clouds and dive down to ground level and enter the New Atlanta Stadium via one of its plazas, glide around the seating bowl and peek inside suites, club lounges, concourses and plaza spaces
Construction starts on new Perth Stadium
Construction on the new Perth Stadium officially began on Sunday December 7, with the first pile driven into the Burswood Peninsula site. Construction of the stadium and all of the surrounding sports precinct landscaping and facilities will be completed by the end of 2017.
Liverpool FC's Anfield expansion explained
The £115m (US$180m) expansion plan will extend the main stand at Anfield, adding an extra 8,500 seats and increasing the capacity to 54,000.
Ghost in the shell: An eerie look inside the Pontiac Silverdome
Click On Detroit ventures inside the heavily dilapidated stadium, which has stood vacant since 2002 when the Detroit Lions moved to Ford Field
New Vikings stadium: Year one timelapse
The Minnesota Vikings broke ground on the construction of its new US$1bn+ stadium, which is due to open in July 2016, one year ago. This timelapse shows the progress that's been made so far at the former site of the Metrodome. Approximately 700 people are on-site daily working on the stadium, which is nearly one-third complete.
Dallas Mavericks fans set for 360-degree video replays
Replay Technologies will install cameras at 26 different positions around the American Airlines Center, which will provide 360 degrees of coverage (in 5K resolution) and will turn a two-dimensional space — what’s caught on camera — into a three-dimensional one
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