We’ve selected our top five #FutureStadiums that are on the horizon.
In no particular order here are our choices:
Singapore Sports Hub
The Singapore Sports Hub is a sports complex currently under construction in Kallang, Singapore. Construction on the Singapore Sports Hub began in 2011, with the foundations laid in February 2011 and is expected to open by April 2014.
- A new 55,000 capacity National Stadium with a retractable roof and comfort cooling for spectators, which when completed will be the largest free spanning structure in the world;
- A 6,000-capacity Aquatics Centre complete with leisure facilities;
- A 3,000-capacity Sports Arenas which will be scalable, modular and flexible in layout;
- A Water Sports Centre to enhance sports offerings in the Kallang Basin;
- 41,000 sqm of commercial space for leisure, shopping and dining activities;
- A Sports Information and Resource Centre (SIRC), comprising a library, a sports museum and an exhibition centre;
King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, Saudi Arabia
The King Abdullah Sports City (KASC) project aspires to create inspirational, world-class sporting facilities for Saudi Arabia, a launchpad for a paradigm shift in participatory sport among Saudi citizens.
The design is intended to imbue this international venue with a strong sense of its specific place and environment; a contemporary architecture that sustains the people and cultures around it.
At the centre of the masterplan will be Kingdom’s first purpose-built, FIFA standard football venue. The 60,000 seat national stadium will be home to Jeddah’s two Premier League clubs, Al-Ittihad FC and Al-Ahli SC.
New Perth Stadium, Australia
- The stadium will cater for the fans by taking a ‘fan-first’ approach to planning and design to create an exceptional event atmosphere, with a flexible design delivering a multi-purpose venue and cutting edge stadium technology
- The Stadium will transform the Burswood Peninsula and create a spectacular gateway to the city, creating a new sports and entertainment precinct for Perth
- The fan experience will be enhanced through the provision of an improved and integrated public transport system comprising upgrades to road, rail, bus and pedestrian services to allow maximum public transport usage, with capacity for more than 70% of fans using the public transport
- Project Management for the Stadium will focus on sound planning and strong contract management to achieve the best value for money and deliver a world class stadium on time and within the approved budget, with a firm budget to be set by Cabinet after it has approved the detailed scope described in the project definition plan.
VTB Arena Park, Moscow
The final design of the new stadium is by David Manica of Manica Architectureand the construction is scheduled to be finished in 2016.
The football stadium will have a capacity of 33,000 that can be adjusted up to 45,000 while the arena will have a base capacity of 12,000 that can be expanded up to 15,000.
The new complex will also include a shopping and entertainment center, office buildings, apartment buildings, a 5-star hotel, and a 1,600 car parking garage. Total investment is estimated to be US$1,5 billion.
…and finally with the Ashes underway
Lord’s – The Redevelopment of the Home of Cricket!
MCC has unveiled a £200m masterplan aimed at ensuring Lord’s is the best ground in the world. It will take 14-years to complete and will involve significant rebuilding of various stands as well as underground car parking and routes for service vehicles.