Investor John Ingram and his team released the first renderings, drawn up by HOK architects, of a proposed Major League Soccer stadium for Nashville. Music City has seen success hosting MLS games at the existing Nissan Stadium. The initial design for the new stadium makes room for 30,000 seats.
- by Andy Berg
- August 2017
Where there are plans for a new professional sports stadium or arena, odds are that plans exist for mixed-use development surrounding it. Increasingly, U.S. cities are looking to sports venues as anchors for destinations that incorporate everything from restaurants and retail to hotels and housing. John Shreve of Kansas City-based Populous told Building Design + Construction that every sports project the firm is working on "has some vision of mixed-use development."read more
Cashless stadium transactions may be convenient for spectators, but the concept doesn't have many fans among concessions vendors.read more
The new Saddleback College football team won’t be playing in its new stadium this fall, as had been expected.read more
The trickle-down effect in stadium design is evident in Phase II renovations planned for the University of South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium.read more
MLS recently announced plans to expand to 30 teams, and amid that news came renderings of a possible new stadium in a likely expansion city — St. Louis. The ownership group behind the effort to bring an MLS team to the city unveiled new renderings of an HOK and Snow Kreilich Architects-designed stadium that would have permanent seating for 22,500 fans and be able to expand to 25,500. The structure would include a translucent canopy to cover fans while allowing light onto the field, and each seat would be within 120 feet of the field. — St. Louis Magazineread more