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Pierattelli Architetture proposes new football stadium for ACF Fiorentina

Pierattelli Architetture have proposed a new football stadium for ACF Fiorentina with an accompanying masterplan aimed at regenerating the Novoli district of Florence. Fiorentina was bought earlier this year by Italian American businessman Rocco Commisso, who has indicated his desire to build a new stadium to replace the club's existing Stadio Artemio Franchi, which was completed in 1932. Discussing the potential benefits of a new stadium, Massimo Pierattelli, president of Pierattelli Architetture, said: "The new stadium project certainly provides a
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Cambridge United reveals KSS designs for multi-use stadium

Cambridge United Football Club has revealed plans to build a new multi-use, sustainable stadium, designed by KSS Architects. The club is working with property consultancy Stace – which worked on the development of Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium – on proposals to build the 12,000-capacity venue on greenbelt land. It is targeting a "sustainable design for a sustainable location", with the ability to host concerts, conferences and extended community activities, as well as football matches. The plans also include establishing a
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Liverpool FC reveals plans to increase Anfield capacity to over 61,000

Liverpool Football Club (LFC) has revealed plans to increase the capacity of Anfield to over 61,000, with the increase in capacity of the stadium's Anfield Road Stand by over 7,000. The plans would make Anfield the third largest stadium in the English Premier League, behind Manchester United's Old Trafford and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. In addition to extra seating, new sports bars and lounge hospitality areas would be included in the development. As part of the plans, the opportunity will
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Kengo Kuma-designed New National Stadium completed in Tokyo

Construction of Japan's New National Stadium, which was designed by Kengo Kuma and will be the centrepiece of next year's Olympic Games, has been completed. The stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games, as well as sporting events for their duration. Covering an area of 72,400sq m (780,000sq ft), it has a capacity of around 60,000, with the potential for that to be increased to around 80,000 in the future. Located in the Kasumigaoka area of
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Hufft create industrial fitness centre with refined design touches

Hufft have created a community fitness centre in Humboldt, Kansas, that reflects the US city's industrial roots through a bold design and considered, high-quality materials. The 10,000sq ft (930sq m) facility was originally conceived as an amenity for the workforce of a local business, but the concept was ultimately developed to cater for the whole community. The centre is, in many ways, unremarkable, but stands out for a number of refined design touches and the quality of its finishes. Its
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HNTB's Sacramento Republic FC stadium moves towards construction

Construction of the planned new Sacramento Republic FC stadium, designed by HNTB, has moved a step closer with the approval by the city council of a $27m (€24m, £21m) loan to pay for infrastructure work around the site. The $300m (€271m, £232m), 20,000-capacity stadium will be located on a 31ac (13ha) site in the Railyards area of the city, which is being redeveloped as a 244ac (99ha) mixed-use urban community. In addition to MLS matches for Sacramento Republic FC, the
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San Francisco 49ers

Levi's Stadium

"The vision for Levi's Stadium has always been to create the ultimate fan experience through the use of innovative technology"

Hot tech: San Francisco 49ers' new home in Santa Clara has been touted as the most technologically advanced in the word – fitting in with its Silicon Valley surroundings
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The LEED-certfied Levi’s Stadium boasts 2,000sqm of solar panels and a green roof

Field of jeans

"We incorporated green thinking into everything – such as recycling most of the construction debris - Jack Hill, project executive, San Francisco 49ers"

Behind the scenes at a sports venue at the leading edge of technology, Levi’s Stadium
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The new stadium was designed to create a sense of arrival for fans

A new dawn

Populous’ Christopher Lee has designed more than 30 stadia across five continents

"Our new stadium and wider scheme has been developed to deliver an unrivalled fan experience and significant benefits to our local community. We want to make this venue a world class sports and entertainment destination for everyone, in our birthplace of Tottenham - Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur FC chair "

Tom Walker exploresthe storybehind TottenhamHotspur’sgroundbreakingnew footballstadium
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The purpose-built, glass walled Tunnel Club will give views of the players’ tunnel

Interview: Chris Lee, managing director, Populous

Christopher Lee, managing director at Populous, is overseeing the stadium development

"Creating an accessible public space is important commercially, but it’s even more important socially"

Lifts the lid on the design of White Hart Lane
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China is currently investing heavily in its football Super League

Interview: Andrew James

Andrew James heads a new partnership between Populous and Alisports, the sports arm of Alibaba

"Alibaba has set its sights on operating 50,000 sports venues in China over the next 10 years to build a connection with its 470 million subscribers"

The Populous director explains a major deal which will transform China’s sporting infrastructure
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The hub will be located on the Kallang Basin waterfront, adding a perfect environment for water sports to the complex

Singapore Sports Hub

"The hub will deliver on the Singapore government's mission statement of providing a space which will catch the public's imagination and improve activity levels"

Opening in June 2014, the Singapore Sports Hub will put the tiny nation on the global map of premium sports venues
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FaulknerBrowns are involved in the Swansea Tidal Lagoon project and have designed the water sports centre and oyster hatchery

Interview: FaulknerBrowns

Mike Hall

"If I was a diver, I couldn’t wait to be poised on the 10m platform so close to the spectators in such a dramatic intimate environment."

Mike Hall, sports partner, talks about FaulknerBrowns' innovative designs for the Aberdeen Aquatics Centre
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