Populous unveils plans for America’s largest dedicated esports arena

Venue specialist Populous has proposed “North America’s first esports stadium” in Arlington, Texas. The arena being designed for the City of Arlington and developer Esports Venues will be “the largest and most flexible esports stadium in the country” according to Populous. Along with the main competition arena, the venue will contain a broadcast studio, hospitality suites, shops, gaming spaces and team

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First visuals revealed of Populous’ spherical London arena

The first images of Populous’ MSG Sphere venue, which is planned for a site near the Olympic Park in east London, have been released. Populous is designing the 18,000-seat spherical arena to host both music and esport events for the Madison Square Garden Company (MSG). Plans for the venue emerged earlier this year, alongside images of an

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Populous unveils renovation plans for modernist Seattle stadium

A glazed atrium will be used to expose the sloped roof of a multi-purpose arena in Seattle, as part of architectural firm Populous’ plans to update the 1960s structure. Populous is teaming with stadium design and development specialists Oak View Group (OVG) on the $600-million (£432 million) transformation of the venue, which is located in the Seattle Center

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Populous to build spherical music venues in Las Vegas and London

Stadium specialist Populous has revealed plans to build spherical music and entertainment venues for the Madison Square Garden Company, in Las Vegas and London. The company behind New York’s Madison Square Garden (MSG) has released plans to create large-scale venues on both sides of the Atlantic. Both designed by Populous, the distinctive venues will be branded MSG Spheres. According

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Giant globe-shaped concert hall planned for east London

A 130-metre-tall spherical concert hall that could rise taller than St Paul’s Cathedral, is being planned near the Olympic park in Stratford, east London. Dubbed The Golf Ball, early designs for the distinctively shaped 20,000-capacity arena seen by the Guardian, are being prepared for the sports and entertainment firm Madison Square Garden Company (MSG). MSG has allegedly employed London-based architect

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Populous updates Lord’s cricket stand with fan-shaped roof

Splayed wooden ribs support the new gauze-like roof of the Warner stand at Lord’s cricket grounds, and was designed by Populous as part of a wider overhaul of the stadium. The update of the Warner stand is the first phase of a 20-year masterplan orchestrated by Marylebone Cricket Club, the owners of Lord’s, which will see extensive

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Populous and Egis unveil masterplan for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

A beach volleyball court will be installed at the foot of the Eiffel Tower as part of the masterplan developed for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games by architects Populous and engineers Egis. Populous and Egis’ proposal will see 38 Olympic and Paralympic venues dispersed across the city, rather than corralled into a campus setting such as in previous

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David Beckham scores land for Populous-designed football stadium in Miami

David Beckham’s plan to create a new professional soccer team for Miami is a step closer to kick-off – the British footballer has now acquired a plot of land to build a stadium on. The Miami Beckham United team, backed by the star, received approval from politicians in Miami-Dade county to buy the three-acre parcel of land in

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Sound-amplifying stadium by Populous provides Lyon venue for Euro 2016

The firm behind the London Olympic stadium has built a new home for French football team Olympique Lyonnais, featuring an enormous fabric roof that amplifies the noise of the fans (+ slideshow). The Parc Olympique Lyonnais – nicknamed Stade des Lumières – was completed by Populous’ London office in time for France’s hosting of the 2016 European Championships, for More

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Populous unveils stadium design for San Diego Chargers American football team

This concept by architecture studio Populous for a new stadium in San Diego, California, features a sculptural facade clad in a kinetic screen that moves with the wind (+ slideshow). City officials have released the preliminary scheme for the controversial 68,000-seat sports arena – a design commissioned just six weeks ago. Under the current financing proposal for the stadium, […]

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New Tottenham Hotspur football stadium by Populous to feature “world’s first sliding pitch”

Populous has revealed designs for an elliptical stadium for London football club Tottenham Hotspur, boasting a retractable pitch that will allow it to also host American football games. Populous, a London-based firm specialising in sports architecture, proposes a doughnut-shaped stadium with capacity for 61,000 spectators – an increase from the 56,250 seats offered by KKS’ previous proposals for the arena, and the […]

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