Sports and Recreational Facilities
The six-story “patio doors” at the Sacramento Kings’ Golden 1 Center will draw in fresh air and let outdoor visitors listen to concerts. Photo: Courtesy AECOM/Sacramento Kings. Click here for larger view.
As the cost of tickets, parking, and concessions skyrockets, while home theater technology become...read more
The Cubs' locker room at Wrigley Field in 2008. Photo: Phil Romans/Creative Commons.
The team found 30,000 sf of space underneath an old parking lot, nearly tripling the size of the...read more
A 9,000-sf LED video mesh runs along an outside wall of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which is also distinguished by a first-of-its-kind exterior concert stage. Image: Populous
The gambling mecca has its eyes on attracting a pro sports team.
The Atlanta Falcons' new Mercedez-Benz Stadium. Image © 2014 Atlanta Falcons Football Club.
Many factors prevent sports facilities from immediate profitability. Rider Levett Bucknall’s Pete...read more
Qualcomm Stadium, the San Diego Chargers' current home. Photo: SD Dirk/Creative Commons
The project will be funded primarily by a tax increase on hotel stays.
A proposed 300-meter-tall tower, to be located at Dubai's Marina, would offer extreme-sports enthusiasts the chance to scale its heights, rappel its sides, and base jump from three different platforms. Rendering: 10 Design
The design incorporates Everest-like base camps for different skill levels.
Images courtesy Guy Hollaway Architects. Click photos to enlarge. (Click here to enlarge lede image).
Guy Hollaway Architects designed an indoor 10,700-sf park in Folkestone, England, to accommodate...read more
Image courtesy Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Wolves, Charlotte Hornets, and Sacramento Kings have new multi-paneled center-hung displays p...read more
Courtesy HOK. Click here to enlarge.
HOK and TAC Arquitectes designed a basketball palace that will have intimate seating inside and p...read more
All renderings courtesy Populous. Click photos to enlarge.
The plan, led by Populous, includes a 714,000-sf arena and a 30-acre mixed-use development.... read more
Photo via Washington Redskins
The location isn't yet determined, but the new stadium will have a moat for kayaking.
The new DePaul Arena at McCormick Place Event Center. Courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Developers and city officials envision $250 million of annual growth, but the figure assumes that...read more
Westin hotel and transit center at Denver International Airport, Denver. Photo courtesy Gensler
Technology is running wild in Gensler’s 2016 forecast, as things like virtual reality, "smart" bu...read more
Wavegarden’s Surf Snowdonia in Wales uses an underwater foil to generate waves. Photo: Wavegarden
Wave-making technologies vie for attention, as surfing is shortlisted for 2020 Olympic Games....
Factory for J57 Mini Sky City, Changsha, China. Photo: BSB
BD+C’s inaugural Game Changers report highlights today’s pacesetting projects, from a pr...read more
The recently constructed basketball arena at Ole Miss, The Pavilion, exudes sophistication due to...read more
Photo: Mike McBride/Creative Commons
The franchise, which is considering relocation if it can’t work out a stadium deal in the Bay Are...read more
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta. Rendering: HOK
BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest sports sector design and construction firms, as reported...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Proposed NFL stadium in Inglewood, the future home for the new Los Angeles Rams. Rendering: HKS Sports & Entertainment
The Rams, formerly of St. Louis, will move into a new stadium possibly by 2019—and they might hav...read more
The Redskins have played at the Maryland-based FedEx Field since 1997, but the team feels that it is time for a new home. Photo: dctourism/Creative Commons
The Danish firm is short on designing football stadiums, but it has led other impressive large sc...read more
An open-air plaza inside AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami has been converted into a solar pavilion that makes the space more usable for revenue-generating functions. Courtesy NRG Energy and The Heat Group.
NRG Energy teams with Miami Heat to transform an underused open-air plaza and reinforce the facil...read more
Rendering via Japan Sports Council (via Dezeen).
Japan chose between projects from Japanese architects Kuma and Toyo Ito. The decision has been me...read more
Design A, from Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Images: Japan Sports Council
Both cost less than the Zaha Hadid proposal that was scrapped over the summer.
House of Sports in Ardsley, N.Y., is home to a soccer field on the third floor of a downtown buil...read more
Photos courtesy Mary Free Bed YMCA
The 116,200-sf Mary Free Bed YMCA in Grand Rapids is accessable for everyone who uses the facilit...read more
Rendering courtesy HKS
U.S. Bank Stadium will have an ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) pneumatic roof, a durable, fle...read more
Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron (via ArchDaily)
As many as 264 brick piers will line the perimeter of the stadium and extend to a steel ring perc...read more
Edmonton's new Rogers Place, future home of the NHL's Oilers. Renderings courtesy Edmonton Arena Corp
The home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers made Curbed’s list of 11 next-generation stadiums in North...read more
The design of the building is made of a set of two parallelepiped-shaped volumes. Renderings courtesy of Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos
The design of the building is made of a set of two parallelepip...read more