Best Sports Architecture in the World
Sporting events such as the World Cup and Olympics have succeeded in uniting the participating nations; even if such countries might have been at loggerheads with each other. Through the same events that the spectators watch, they have a feeling that they share something valuable with each other. It might not be the sign up offer from the Pools, but it is the atmosphere and time that they spend doing the same thing and experiencing intense emotions while rooting for their teams.
In this article, you’re presented with the list of best sports architecture in the world. The selection for these was borne out of their fantastic facilities and other significant facilities that make them unique.
Wembley Stadium, England
The first sports architecture on our list is the famous Wembley Stadium in England. It was built from 2003-2007 by top architects such as Sir Norman Foster’s Foster and Partners, Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners and Populous.
The Wembley Stadium has a 90, 000 sitting capacity and is ranked as the largest football stadium in England and the second-largest stadium in Europe.
Wembley Stadium opened on March 9, 2007, and is home to the Tottenham Hotspur football club. It hosts many football matches such as the FA Cup, FA Community Shield and the UEFA Champions League.
Old Trafford, England
Old Trafford is the official stadium of the English team, Manchester United. The stadium has about 75, 000 seat-capacity and has played host to many tournaments such as the UEFA Euro of 1996, the UEFA Champions League of 2003 and the 1996 FIFA World Cup.
If you’re looking for sports architecture with the best features, Old Trafford is surely one to pick. The stadium which opened in 1910 is ranked as the second-largest football stadium in England.
Old Trafford has a Desso GrassMaster surface and measures 105 by 68 meters. The stadium was constructed by the Scottish architect, Archibald Leitch at the cost of £90, 000.
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) or The G as locals term it is the biggest cricket venue in the world. Opened in 1853, MCG with its capacity of 100, 000 hosted its first cricket game on September 30, 1854.
MCG with a 171 m by 146 m field size and a grass (oval) surface is located at Yarra Park, East Melbourne, Australia.
It had undergone constant renewal and renovation with an estimated construction cost of $150, 000, 000 for the redevelopment of its Southern stand in 1992 and $460, 000, 000 for its Northern stand redevelopment in 2006.
It is home to the Melbourne Cricket Club and had hosted many games such as the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia, USA
Designed by Bobby Jones and Alister MacKenzie, the Augusta National Golf Club opened in January 1933.
It features a 160-310 feet elevation, a 7, 435 yard and 18 holes with the longest hole measuring 526 meters.
The Augusta National Golf Club also features Bentgrass and Ryegrass fairways and has hosted many tournaments such as the PGS Seniors’ Championship and the Masters Tournament.
Circuit de Monaco, Monaco
If you’re a fan of the motor racing sport, here’s sports architecture for Formula One. Circuit de Monaco is a street circuit on the city streets of La Condamine and Monte Carlo.
Circuit de Monaco is different from other Formula One circuits in the world as it takes place right on the streets of a city.
It hosts the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, Formula E Monaco Prix and the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco.