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55 Spectacular Athletic Structures

From Sci-Fi Sports Arenas to Volcanic Soccer Stadiums

— September 30, 2013 — Art & Design
Sporting facilities often require very specific structural designs and visual layouts, but these spectacular athletic structures have infused creative architectural detail and design to take these athletic buildings to the next level.

While ordinarily we would see Olympic games and global tournaments being held at large-scale, contemporary arenas, nowadays cities all over the globe are opting for a more modern and artistic design for their athletic structures to help them stand out. A creative way to help bring attention and support to the sports community, these spectacular athletic structures will definitely grab people's attention with their visually grandiose appearances.

From soccer stadiums amazingly made from bamboo to windmill-shaped arenas and rotating structures, these mesmerizing athletic facilities will definitely add a one-of-a-kind touch to any sporting event.
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Tournament Stadium Dwellings
Tournament Stadium Dwellings
Qatari Diar Repurposing the Olympic Village has Possibilities
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53
Paparazzi-Ready Sports Facilities
Paparazzi-Ready Sports Facilities
This Sports Hall in Podcetrtek Has a Built-In Red Carpet
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52
Caged Athletic Areas
Caged Athletic Areas
The Elevated Sports Court by Guzmán de Yarza Blache Keeps Recreation Sep
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51
Geeky Arenas
Geeky Arenas
The Wanangkura Stadium Has a Computer Generated Appearance
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50
Shopping-Sports Hybrid Arenas
Shopping-Sports Hybrid Arenas
The New Golden State Warriors Arena Includes Many Services
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49
Boisterous Avant-Garde Arenas
Boisterous Avant-Garde Arenas
The Barclays Center Arena is Truly a Stunning Sight
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48
Self-Sustaining Arenas
Self-Sustaining Arenas
San Francisco's Solar-Powered Stadium is Ultra Grand
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47
Eco-Conscious Soccer Stadiums
Eco-Conscious Soccer Stadiums
Weston Williamson Designs an Arena with a Responsive Roof
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46
Living Sporting Arenas
Living Sporting Arenas
The Minneapolis Target Center's Green Roof
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45
Green-Domed Gyms
Green-Domed Gyms
The $24-Million North Lincolnshire Sports Academy is Spectacular
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44
Compartmentalized Sporting Centers
Compartmentalized Sporting Centers
The Diving Centre by Moko Architects Boasts Distincitve Design
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43
Green Gridiron Stadiums
Green Gridiron Stadiums
Apogee Stadium Aims for Carbon Neutrality in all 31,000 Seats
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42
Architectural Rock-Climbing Havens
Architectural Rock-Climbing Havens
The Collider Activity Center Four Faces Building is Communal
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41
Sustainable Sport Centers
Sustainable Sport Centers
This Blaanc Borderless Architecture Structure is a Great Community Space
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40
Caged Soccer Stadiums
Caged Soccer Stadiums
'The Cage' by Benedict Radcliffe is a Sports Field in a Giant Metal Tire
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39
Shell-Shaped Athletic Complexes
Shell-Shaped Athletic Complexes
Portoval Sports Hall to Host EuroBasket Championship
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38
Spiraling Cycling Centers
Spiraling Cycling Centers
The Danish Pavilion at the at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo
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37
Stick-Covered Arenas
Stick-Covered Arenas
The Stork Nest Farm by SGL Projekt is for Horse-Riding
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36
Windmill Inspired Stadiums
Windmill Inspired Stadiums
The Estadio Internacional in Monterrey
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35
Complex Wooden Sports Facilities
Complex Wooden Sports Facilities
The FT Architects Archery Hall and Boxing Club get Back to Basics
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34
Massive Triangular Arenas
Massive Triangular Arenas
The Jingzhou Sports Center is an Epic Structure
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33
Crystalized Sport Complexes
Crystalized Sport Complexes
The Shenyang Sport Center Will Host the 2013 National Games
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32
Volcano-Shaped Stadiums
Volcano-Shaped Stadiums
Mexico Unveils Its New Sustainable Soccer Stadium
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31
Chromatic Glass Athletic Facilities
Chromatic Glass Athletic Facilities
The Polideportivo Building is a Giant Colorful Lantern
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30
Dubai Sports City
Dubai Sports City
Yet Another Dubai Development Masterpiece
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29
Disc-Shaped Stadiums
Disc-Shaped Stadiums
Concept Hockey Stadium in Ekaterinburg by Karina Garipowa
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28
Flatpack Stadiums
Flatpack Stadiums
2012 London Olympics Architecture
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27
Billion Dollar Stadium Concepts
Billion Dollar Stadium Concepts
The New Minnesota Vikings NFL Stadium Plan Will Seat 65,000 Fans
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26
Summer Camp Athletic Facilities
Summer Camp Athletic Facilities
The Milson Island Sports Stadium Brings Jocks Nearer to Nature
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25
Reflective Ribbon Arenas
Reflective Ribbon Arenas
The Seoul Urban Stadium is an Inspiring Setting for Community Sports
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24
Basketball Net Sculptures
Basketball Net Sculptures
Head Architecture Wins Thematic Design for 2009 East Asian Games Venue
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23
World Cup Eco Stadiums
World Cup Eco Stadiums
The Moses Mabhid Stadium is a Mean Green Arena
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22
Volcanic Soccer Stadiums
Volcanic Soccer Stadiums
Studio Massaud Designs an Eco Building That Looks Like an Eruption
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Race Car-Resembling Constructions
Race Car-Resembling Constructions
The Oasis Exhibition Centre Motors with Architectural Novelty
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20
Netted Donut Structures
Netted Donut Structures
The Phoenix International Media Center Looks Like a Sports Stadium
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Daisy-Like Stadiums
Daisy-Like Stadiums
The Breathtaking Hangzhou Sports Park Stadium by Nbbj
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18
Sustainable Fitness Centers
Sustainable Fitness Centers
Jean Marc Rivet Designs an Eco-Friendly French Gym
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17
Ribbed Arenas
Ribbed Arenas
Upi-2m'S Award-Winning Arena Zagreb in Croatia
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16
Color-Changing Stadiums
Color-Changing Stadiums
The Slovenia Sports Park Stozice is a Weather-Sensitive Structure
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15
Strapped-In Stadiums
Strapped-In Stadiums
UNStudio Soccer Stadium Draws on Past to Celebrate Future
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Mutating Cell Stadiums
Mutating Cell Stadiums
Metaplasia by Christos Koukis Evolves to Attain New Life
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13
Crystalline Stadiums
Crystalline Stadiums
The Universiade Sports Center is Inspired by Traditional Chinese Gardens
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12
Futuristic Frisbee Stadiums
Futuristic Frisbee Stadiums
Tokyo 2016 Olympic Stadium Design is Architectural Masterpiece
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11
Bamboo Soccer Stadiums
Bamboo Soccer Stadiums
Bao'an Stadium is a Forested Sporting Facility
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10
Snakeskin Stadiums
Snakeskin Stadiums
Hyundai-Samsung Consortium Features Reptilian Architecture
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9
Sustainable Football Stadiums
Sustainable Football Stadiums
New Los Angeles NFL Stadium Will Be LEED Certified
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8
Alien Athletic Architecture
Alien Athletic Architecture
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium Has a Glass Roof and Seats 80,000
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7
Figure Eight Football Stadiums
Figure Eight Football Stadiums
Athletic Ripples Sportsplex Embodies an Infinite Form
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6
Spiraling Stadiums
Spiraling Stadiums
Incheon Stadium Design for 2014 Asian Games by Populous
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5
Massive Indoor Sport Centers
Massive Indoor Sport Centers
The 'Indoor Golf Arena' To Be World's Largest
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4
Mega Stadium Transformations
Mega Stadium Transformations
The Green Point Stadium Wows Crowds in Style
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3
Sustainable Soccer Stadiums (UPDATE)
Sustainable Soccer Stadiums (UPDATE)
Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadiums are Eco Marvels
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2
Sustainable Soccer Gardens
Sustainable Soccer Gardens
NBBJ'S Eco-Friendly Proposal for the New Dalian Shide Stadium
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1
Sustainable Super Stadiums
Sustainable Super Stadiums
The Grand Stade de Casablanca is a Monolithic Eco Sports Structure
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