VenuesNow caught up with Populous’ Christopher Lee to talk about his state of mind, his projects, how COVID-19 has changed building requirements, trends he’s observing and more. Continue Reading Populous’ Globe-Trottting Christopher LeeRead More
The University of Alabama-Birmingham this weekend will christen Protective Stadium, the new $200 million facility that sits in the heart of downtown Birmingham.
Major League Baseball invested about $5 million to build the 8,000-capacity venue next to the field used for the 1988 movie “Field of Dreams.”
Florida Ballpark, now open at the University of Florida, offers a big upgrade over McKethan Stadium, the Gators’ old home. Continue Reading Gators Baseball Fans Get New Place to GatherRead More
The NFL’s Washington Football Team and Carolina Panthers are moving forward to build new facilities in their respective markets.
Grocery brand Co-op bought naming rights to the planned arena in Manchester, England, now Co-op Live, for $125M over 15 years, sources say.
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.
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… Continue Reading Project Team For New Manchester Arena Unveiled
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… Continue Reading Rossetti, Populous Team Up in Calgary
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… Continue Reading Giant Steps: Scottsdale Work Benefits Team, City