• Designing for Parking and Fan Traffic at Spectator Venues

    by Paul Steinbach February 2014

    When Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., hosts its first San Francisco 49ers football game later this year, it will represent a substantial upgrade over storied Candlestick Park in many ways. Boasting nearly twice the square footage of the Niners’ old home, Levi’s Stadium will offer more of just about everything except seats — from elevators and escalators to concessions points of sale and restrooms. It will also offer more parking — 21,000 spaces compared to 18,000.

  • Video: Down Goes the Metrodome

    by Michael Gaio February 2014

    The 32-year-old Metrodome is dying a slow and painful death. What was once home to more than 300 events a year, "The Dome" as Minnesotans called it, is on its way to becoming nothing more than a pile of rubble. The stadium is coming down in pieces as the Vikings build their new stadium on the same site.

  • Texas A&M Adding Largest Video Board Among Colleges

    by Michael Gaio February 2014

    Texas A&M is going all out with its makeover of Kyle Field. Already a revered stadium in college football with a capacity of 82,589, Texas A&M is spending $450 million to expand and improve the venue.

  • Photos: Niners Tout Levi's Stadium Progress

    by Michael Gaio February 2014

    The San Francisco 49ers are set to move into Levi's Stadium, their new $1.2 billion home, this fall. The stadium, which is being touted for its "light, airy and open" design and technological innovations such as stadium-wide WiFi, is really starting to take shape.

  • Looking Back: Atlanta's Olympic Legacy

    by AB Editors February 2014

    Legacy Lost? As the Atlanta Braves move forward with plans to build a new stadium, we take a look back at AB's July 1996 issue highlighting the Olympic Games in Atlanta and their expected long-term impact. 

    Read the article in its entirety here.



  • Petco Park Transformed to Host Tennis and It Looks Awesome

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    Petco Park, typically the home of the San Diego Padres, will host tennis for the first time ever this weekend. The stadium has been transformed to host the Davis Cup in what is usually left-center field of one of baseball's most beautiful stadiums.

  • Man Dies in Baylor Stadium Construction Accident

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    Baylor University is building a beautiful, on-campus football stadium that is set to open this fall. As a former employee in the Baylor athletic department, I know how excited the people there are about this new facility and how much it will mean to the Waco community.

  • Notre Dame Announces $400M Stadium Expansion

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    The University of Notre Dame announced a plan Wednesday to expand the school's 84-year-old football stadium. The $400 million project will add between 3,000 or 4,000 premium seats and new academic buildings on three sides of the stadium. The view of "Touchdown Jesus" will remain unchanged.

  • Sacramento Kings Unveil New Arena Renderings

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    The Sacramento Kings and global architecture firm AECOM have finalized the drawings for their planned $448 million downtown arena. The Kings unveiled the images Monday, showing plans for an "indoor-outdoor" building that is uniquely Sacramento.

  • The Metrodome By The Numbers

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome will be torn down in February and construction has begun on the Vikings new stadium in the very same location. In preparation for the Metrodome's demolition, the roof has already been deflated. Once home to the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves (for one season) and University of Minnesota football and baseball, "The Dome" leaves behind an unrivaled legacy of efficiency and community use.