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43 Stellar Stadiums

From Ribbed Arenas to Futuristic Frisbee Stadiums

— November 21, 2009 — Art & Design
Stadiums play host to concerts, sporting events and innumerable community gatherings. Although becoming greener, more efficient and architecturally awe-inspiring, the same basic design has yet to be improved upon. If it ain't broke:

From ribbed arenas to futuristic frisbee stadiums, check out all these stellar stadiums.

Implications - If you get right down to it, stadiums are ostensibly just structures designed to let large numbers of people enjoy sporting or entertainment events, but if you expand the parameters of that definition, it opens up a huge number of alternate possibilities for invention. By moving their thinking horizontally in order to tap into the related but relatively unexplored ancillary needs and wants of stadium-goers, the companies behind these forward-thinking stadiums demonstrate the importance of looking beyond the most obvious objective in order to create bold new designs.
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All You Can Eat Seats
All You Can Eat Seats
Stadiums Feed the Masses
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Axing Iconic Ballparks
Axing Iconic Ballparks
Historic Shea Stadium Dismantled in Favor of All-New Citi Field
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Living Sporting Arenas
Living Sporting Arenas
The Minneapolis Target Center's Green Roof
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Ballparks with Touch Screen Seats
Ballparks with Touch Screen Seats
Cisco Field
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20,000 Square Foot Video Screen
20,000 Square Foot Video Screen
Dallas Cowboys Stadium
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Social Media Stadiums
Social Media Stadiums
The New York Mets Aim for Electronic Fan Interaction During Games
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Billion-Pound Borrowing
Billion-Pound Borrowing
The UK's Olympic Village Loan
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Chrystalline Eco-Venues
Chrystalline Eco-Venues
2014 Winter Olympic Stadium Latest in Green-Minded Architectural Design
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Bejing Olympics Architecture
Bejing Olympics Architecture
Herzog & de Meuron's National Stadium
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Windmill Inspired Stadiums
Windmill Inspired Stadiums
The Estadio Internacional in Monterrey
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Football Stadium Hotels
Football Stadium Hotels
LateRooms.com Lets Manchester United Fans Sleep in ‘GreatRooms’
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See-Through Stadium
See-Through Stadium
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Giant Eco Bead Curtains
Giant Eco Bead Curtains
Green Decor at Jamsil Olympic Stadium
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$154,350 Stadium Seats
$154,350 Stadium Seats
Dallas Cowboys Billion Dollar Stadium
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Bubbling Buildings
Bubbling Buildings
The Cloud to be the Centrepiece for the London Summer Olympics
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Flatpack Stadiums
Flatpack Stadiums
2012 London Olympics Architecture
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Backyard Arenas
Backyard Arenas
Outdoor Hockey Rink Design Contest
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Stadium Seat Jewelry
Stadium Seat Jewelry
Ball Park Cufflinks Make a Perfect Earth-Friendly Father's Day
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Basketball Net Sculptures
Basketball Net Sculptures
Head Architecture Wins Thematic Design for 2009 East Asian Games Venue
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Beijing Olympic Bamboo Replicas
Beijing Olympic Bamboo Replicas
Birds Nest Stadium: The Village Version
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Colossal Video Game Screens
Colossal Video Game Screens
Cowboys Stadium Monitor Used to Play Xbox 360
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Swank Stadium Seating
Swank Stadium Seating
The Jets Coaches Club
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Fashion Shows in Olympic Stadiums
Fashion Shows in Olympic Stadiums
Flojo Tribute Fashion Show
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Ribbed Arenas
Ribbed Arenas
Upi-2m'S Award-Winning Arena Zagreb in Croatia
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Stadium Funerals
Stadium Funerals
Last Goodbye to Michael Jackson at the Staples Center
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The Stadiums of the Future
The Stadiums of the Future
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Strapped-In Stadiums
Strapped-In Stadiums
UNStudio Soccer Stadium Draws on Past to Celebrate Future
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Snack Food Stadiums
Snack Food Stadiums
24,000-Calorie Tribute to the Super Bowl
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Fishnet Structures
Fishnet Structures
The Mobile Performance Venue Wins at the World Architecture Festival
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Futuristic Frisbee Stadiums
Futuristic Frisbee Stadiums
Tokyo 2016 Olympic Stadium Design is Architectural Masterpiece
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2008 Olympic Architecture
2008 Olympic Architecture
China's Stadium Designs
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Contemporary Colosseums
Contemporary Colosseums
Cepezed Architects Design a Modern Amphitheater
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London 2012 Olympic Architecture
London 2012 Olympic Architecture
Major Bridge Across River Lea
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Snakeskin Stadiums
Snakeskin Stadiums
Hyundai-Samsung Consortium Features Reptilian Architecture
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Worldcup Stadium Made With 1 Million Parts of Lego
Worldcup Stadium Made With 1 Million Parts of Lego
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Beer Bottle Landmarks
Beer Bottle Landmarks
Heineken Colosseum Replica From Recycled Packaging
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Spiraling Stadiums
Spiraling Stadiums
Incheon Stadium Design for 2014 Asian Games by Populous
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Massive Indoor Sport Centers
Massive Indoor Sport Centers
The 'Indoor Golf Arena' To Be World's Largest
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Mega Stadium Transformations
Mega Stadium Transformations
The Green Point Stadium Wows Crowds in Style
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Underground Stadiums
Underground Stadiums
The Wall for 2018 World Cup in Qatar
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Sustainable Soccer Gardens
Sustainable Soccer Gardens
NBBJ'S Eco-Friendly Proposal for the New Dalian Shide Stadium
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13 Futuristic Stadiums
13 Futuristic Stadiums
From Windmill-Inspired Stadiums to Transparent Stadiums
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Exotic Car Parades
Exotic Car Parades
Custom Cars at the D1 Grand Prix at Angel Stadium
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