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David Manica founder Manica Architecture

PROJECT: SEED Stadium Concept


Sports architecture firm Manica Architecture is evangelical about its SEED Stadium concept, which it believes could shape the way stadia are built for major events in the future.

The Stadium for Evolving Economic Development (SEED) concept has been developed by Manica as part of an evolution of R&D ideas aimed at creating more successful legacy conversions for major stadium events.

“Most legacy conversions try and figure out what to do with a stadium once it’s no longer needed for a major event,” said Manica founder David Manica. “The innovation of the SEED concept is that it works first toward the legacy solution as a starting point, and then reverse engineers it.

“We design a development concept that benefits the city, with low income housing, hotels, conference facilities, office and retail, parking, theatres, parks, and even terraced urban gardens – and then find a way to collect those buildings together temporarily for use as a stadium for a one-off event.”

Forthcoming projects by Manica include the new LA Stadium, US; San Francisco Arena, US; VTB Arena Park, Moscow, Russia; and Shantou Sport Park, China

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