Tag: Populous

Earl Santee on Fanless, Limited Attendance Events

For Populous and other design firms in Kansas City, it remains largely a guessing game for how things will take shape when sports events return to arenas and stadiums. 

To access this post, you must purchase Subscribe to VenuesNow – 1 Year, Subscribe to VenuesNow – 2 Years or Subscribe to VenuesNow – 3 Years. If you are already a member of VenuesNow, please login here: log in

Read More

Project Team For New Manchester Arena Unveiled

Oak View Group picks Royal BAM Group for construction, Populous for design Oak View Group appointed Royal BAM Group as construction partner as well as architecture design firm Populous to build the planned 350 million pound ($433 million) arena project in Manchester, England. BAM has experience building stadiums across the world and has been active in England’s North West since 1933. It has built some of Manchester’s most recognizable structures, such as the City Football Academy, the National Graphene Institute and the Co-Operative Group HQ. Among its numerous projects in England, Populous, the principal architect and designer of the new venue, has designed arenas in Birmingham, Leeds and Sheffield as well as Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London Stadium and the new Wembley Stadium, all in London. The remaining project team is made up of BuroHappold, ME Engineers, Vanguardia, Turner & Townsend and Deloitte. OVG CEO and co-founder Tim Leiweke said he […]

To access this post, you must purchase Subscribe to VenuesNow – 1 Year, Subscribe to VenuesNow – 2 Years or Subscribe to VenuesNow – 3 Years. If you are already a member of VenuesNow, please login here: log in

Read More

Rossetti, Populous Team Up in Calgary

Four groups are vying to design the planned Calgary Event Centre, which will be home to the NHL’s Flames. (Rossetti.com)  Firms’ joint effort puts them among finalists for NHL arena project The Calgary Event Centre project has drawn a pair of heavyweights in sports architecture together to compete for designing the NHL arena. Rossetti and Populous, which typically go head-to-head on sports facility development, have teamed up with local firm Gibbs Gage Architects. The other three finalists are HOK/Dialog, Manica Architecture/Brisbin Brook Beynon/S2 and NBBJ/Stantec, said sources familiar with the process. Clare LePan, vice president of marketing and communications for the Calgary Municipal Land Corp., which is the project development manager, did not return phone calls to confirm the finalists. About 10 design teams submitted proposals, sources said. Interviews are scheduled Thursday in Calgary to design the future home of the NHL’s Flames and the Calgary Stampede, the city’s annual […]

To access this post, you must purchase Subscribe to VenuesNow – 1 Year, Subscribe to VenuesNow – 2 Years or Subscribe to VenuesNow – 3 Years. If you are already a member of VenuesNow, please login here: log in

Read More

Giant Steps: Scottsdale Work Benefits Team, City

SPRING DEBUT: The $50 million upgrade to the San Francisco Giants’ spring training facility in Scottsdale, Ariz., was being finished in February. (Jessica Lema / City of Scottsdale) Spring training stadium project adds space for conventions, trade shows SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — A more than $50 million project at Scottsdale Stadium designed to upgrade the San Francisco Giants’ spring training home and provide badly needed event space for the Arizona city was to be unveiled to fans in time for the team’s opening game, officials said. Teams of workers scrambled to complete work on the project in early February under clear blue skies at the Giants’ spring stadium in the city’s Old Town as players began filing into the ballpark, which first opened its gates in 1992. The project is the first significant upgrade of the 12,000-seat park in roughly 15 years. City officials said they were confident that the work […]

To access this post, you must purchase Subscribe to VenuesNow – 1 Year, Subscribe to VenuesNow – 2 Years or Subscribe to VenuesNow – 3 Years. If you are already a member of VenuesNow, please login here: log in

Read More

University Venues — On Deck: Next Gen Ballparks

DUDY’S A DOOZY: Outfield lounges continue a tradition at Mississippi State’s $68 million Dudy Noble Field. (Courtesy Populous) Latest designs on campus offer high-tech training, more amenities for fans Recruiting college baseball players presents a twofold challenge: attracting the best players to your school and luring them away from the draw of professional contracts. That’s why college ballparks and the complexes around them are making great leaps to provide unique experiences for fans and offer a one-stop shop for all the high-tech needs of the players.  From Dudy Noble Field, which opened in 2019 at Mississippi State, to the soon-to-open O’Brate Stadium at Oklahoma State and the ballpark at the University of Florida that will be ready for the 2021 season, the latest in baseball venues enhance the athlete experience while giving fans additional comfort and major league-style amenities.  “Between Mississippi State, Florida and Oklahoma State, people are going to […]

To access this post, you must purchase Subscribe to VenuesNow – 1 Year, Subscribe to VenuesNow – 2 Years or Subscribe to VenuesNow – 3 Years. If you are already a member of VenuesNow, please login here: log in

Read More

Builders Work Around Skilled Labor Shortage

WARRIORS’ GAME PLAN: Chase Center Training instructed workers on the job to help build the Golden State Warriors’ arena. (Courtesy Golden State Warriors / Chase Center) Job training programs are designed to refill pool of blue-collar workers for arena and stadium construction projects A severe shortage in skilled labor to build arenas and stadiums is driving facility construction costs to unprecedented levels, forcing teams, municipalities and general contractors to search for alternatives to meet the demand for blue-collar jobs in a thriving economy. It comes at a time when the cost to build big league arenas has now crossed the $1 billion threshold for projects in San Francisco, Seattle, New York and Greater Los Angeles, where the NBA’s Clippers propose to build an arena and practice facility in Inglewood. The lack of skilled labor was a key factor that drove the cost of Chase Center to an eye-popping $1.6 billion in […]

To access this post, you must purchase Subscribe to VenuesNow – 1 Year, Subscribe to VenuesNow – 2 Years or Subscribe to VenuesNow – 3 Years. If you are already a member of VenuesNow, please login here: log in

Read More

Longtime Populous Marketer Stingley Leaving Firm

Gina Stingley is leaving Populous to form a marketing consultancy. (Courtesy Populous) In addition to stadium projects, she helped execute rebrand from HOK Sport in 2009 Gina Stingley, a marketing principal with Populous who helped steer the sports industry’s biggest architect through a strategic rebrand in 2009, is leaving the Kansas City firm at the end of the year to launch a marketing consultancy. Stingley spent 15 years at Populous and most recently served as the company’s marketing strategy director. She started working at the old HOK Sport in media relations and over the years evolved into bigger roles in marketing and brand management.  Over that time, Stingley was involved in about 30 big league arena and stadium projects with a total value of several billion dollars. Stingley, the daughter of longtime Kansas high school baseball coach Frank Leo, marketed multiple MLB stadiums, and Target Field, which opened in 2010 […]

To access this post, you must purchase Subscribe to VenuesNow – 1 Year, Subscribe to VenuesNow – 2 Years or Subscribe to VenuesNow – 3 Years. If you are already a member of VenuesNow, please login here: log in

Read More

Populous Names Miller Managing Director for Americas

Bruce Miller now oversees nine offices for Populous, including its newest in Dallas. (Courtesy Populous) He replaces Earl Santee, who’ll take more active design role Populous has named Bruce Miller its managing director of the Americas, a new role in which he will focus on expanding the sports architect’s practice across North America and South America.  Miller, a senior principal at Populous and a designer with 30 years of experience, replaces Earl Santee as managing director. The position is officially a two-year term, although Santee held the title over the past five years.  Santee, a founder and senior principal, was the firm’s first managing director. He now assumes a more active role for designing sports venues with an emphasis on Major League Baseball, which is his speciality. On his own, Miller will stay involved with projects he’s worked on most recently, including the new MLS stadium in Nashville and a […]

To access this post, you must purchase Subscribe to VenuesNow – 1 Year, Subscribe to VenuesNow – 2 Years or Subscribe to VenuesNow – 3 Years. If you are already a member of VenuesNow, please login here: log in

Read More
Loading

This Month’s VenuesNow