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LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium is officially open for business

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Watch the reaction and ribbon cutting ceremony attended by co-owner Magic Johnson, head coach Bob Bradley, the team’s players and many more eager to see the doors open to this highly anticipated stadium

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Wrigley Field renovation time-lapse

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The Chicago Cubs’ iconic stadium is in the process of an US$750m upgrade and this video shows the progress of the latest phase since October 2017, where club and field box sections have been overhauled.

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Headingly Stadium redevelopment time-lapse

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As the £40m (US$56m) upgrade to the home of rugby league side Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire County Cricket Club progresses, watch the rebuilding of the venue’s South Stand and construction of a new main stand, set to be completed by 2019.

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The stadium pictured was the world's first to feature a fully fixed roof covering a natural grass playing surface thanks to the use of EFTE. Can you name it?
 


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Soccer City wins at World Architecture Festival Awards

Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa has won the ‘World’s Best Sport Building’ award at the World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2010. The architecture of Soccer City, designed by Boogertman+Partners, represents a regional approach aimed at integrating the urban context of Jonhannesburg, its society and the historical mining industry, along with African culture as a whole. The main form is inspired by the traditional African calabash – meaning the stadium is immediately recognisable as being African.

The venue was chosen by some of the world’s most distinguished architects and renowned industry experts, beating-off competition from a shortlist of seven entries. The judges commented how each of the shortlisted projects had to satisfy the immense technical requirements demanded by world sporting bodies to hold international, regional and local events.

The judges said: “The Soccer City National Stadium makes a strong and memorable connection with its place in history, the game and the future of this area. The imagery of the calabash, or pot design, which recalls the centre of life in the family is taken on as a strong encircling imagery. It is a genuine example of a building forming deep and lasting roots in its culture and giving a new exciting future to an otherwise rundown area, becoming instantly recognisable as the face of the South African Wold Cup.”

Speaking at the awards, Paul Finch, WAF programme director, said: “Yet again we received a huge response to the fiercely contested WAF Awards, with more than 500 entries from 61different countries. The geographical range and quality of this year’s designs were exceptionally high, with a great deal of entries from ‘new’ economies, both by local architects and international practices. Our congratulations go to the winners for a project that is truly exceptional.”
 


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