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Old July 9th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #1
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Stadium design questions / debate / ideas / technology

What do you consider to be the most traditional stadium in your country? I'm interested to see what a traditional Spanish stadium is, what Germans consider a traditional German stadium as a lot of new stadiums seem very samey on the inside, with the difference being the exterior.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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I don't really know what I consider to be a traditional stadium in the UK or Ireland. I guess most of the posts about UK stadia will be four separate stand style stadia and I'd imagine the likes of Goodison Park will feature heavily - in my opinion, this design and many of the individual parts of such a design are a relatively recent phenomenon and, thus, not at all what I would consider to me traditional, at least in the purest of senses. As such, I'm going to buck that trend. In the UK, I think the model of the traditional stadium is The Oval in Belfast, home of Glentoran F.C. The reason why, I think, is quite obvious - it is possibly the only surviving terraced bowl in the United Kingdom, despite that being a design that used in many of the great stadia in the UK and Ireland - Wembley, Hampden Park, Celtic Park, Ibrox, Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge, Windsor Park and so on... While many stadia were built like this, I can think of none that survive in such a guise, apart from The Oval.

It is an awful stadium. It is in terrible shape and really isn't fit for purpose but in terms of being a reminder of how stadia in this country once looked, I don't think there is any other that is better or closer to those original designs. In the third of these pictures, you really can see in how bad shape this place is:




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Old July 9th, 2008, 09:05 PM   #3
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You cant really tell for the other major sports here (MLB, NBA, NHL) because the designs just vary too much. The Rose Bowl has continued to inspire football stadium designs here and will continue to do so in the future.
In the US, more attention seems to be focused on the interior than any other country, whereas most other countries seem to focus on the exterior. This probably stems from the baseball tradition we have here, which used very unique interiors. Also being that we dont use roofs, we have a lot more freedom to experiment with the stands' designs.
Football
The Rose Bowl 92,000

Michigan Stadium 106,000


Basketball
Allen Fieldhouse 16,000
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Cameron Indoor Stadium 9,000


Baseball
Tiger Stadium

Fenway Park (classic baseball stadium with its strange outfield)
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Old July 9th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #4
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For the US i think the traditional stadium (at least for the present) would be more like Jacksonville stadium.

Most stadiums are designed similar to that. A few more examples




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Old July 9th, 2008, 09:32 PM   #5
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For the Netherlands it would be a rectangular stadium with four stands, (some) terracing behind the goals, a capacity of about 20,000 max and preferable located in a working class neighbourhood or a park. They have four floodlights that tower over the stadium functioning as beacons during the night and fences that prevent spectators from entering the pitch.

One of the last remaining ones is De Adelaarshorst, Deventer:


Some relics we lost in the last 15 years (some live on as completely renovated grounds):

Alkmaarderhout, Alkmaar:


Vijverberg, Doetinchem:


Oosterpark Stadion, Groningen:


Het Kasteel, Rotterdam:


De Meer, Amsterdam:


Zuiderpark, The Hague:
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Old July 10th, 2008, 04:46 AM   #6
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This one is not the biggest but is what a traditional stadium in Costa Rica looks like:

this is the Fello Meza Stadium in the city of Cartago Costa Rica
capacity 13.500





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For Greece a "traditional" stadium would be nothing less than the original modern Olympics stadium, i.e. "Panathinaikon" in Athens from 1896:





But if we shifted to 20th century stadia, a characteristic "traditional" greek "bowl" stadium, multiusable with running tracks, as have been for decades the majority Greek stadia, would be the Kaftantzogleion Stadium of Thessaloniki (old cap. close to 50k, after rennovation close to 30k):

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Old March 31st, 2009, 12:44 AM   #8
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Stadium Technology

What is the best case of stadium technology you have seen or heard about over the last 12 months?
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Old March 31st, 2009, 01:58 AM   #9
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The Cowboys Stadium scoreboard i guess. I really dont know.
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Probably the Cowboys stadium
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Old March 31st, 2009, 12:54 PM   #13
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Stunning and you're right to post that in this thread. I can't imagine it's very good for atmosphere though!
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Old March 31st, 2009, 08:57 PM   #14
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Cowboys New Stadium with Center hung score board, Largest indoor room, Largest moving glass wall x2 and a rumored in seat fan interaction system (mini touch screen) for people sitting in club seating allowing them to view any re-play they want and any stats at anytime.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 10:10 PM   #15
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Lille future stadium has a small arena under half of grass
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Old April 1st, 2009, 02:33 PM   #16
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A 4,500 ton roof resting on steel cables in tension.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 04:05 PM   #17
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Lille future stadium has a small arena under half of grass
Wow. I can just see Jerry Jones crumpling up a piece of paper and stomping on it when he sees this.
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Wow. I can just see Jerry Jones crumpling up a piece of paper and stomping on it when he sees this.
Who is Jerry jones?? Sorry
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Who is Jerry jones?? Sorry
Google???

Anyways he is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys. Their new stadium is nicknamed Jerry World because of him. It is supposed to have all the latest technology.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 10:48 PM   #20
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Wow. I can just see Jerry Jones crumpling up a piece of paper and stomping on it when he sees this.
That has not even broken ground and why would he care? If he really wanted to get crazy he would have also added a retractable field like the one at UofP stadium.
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