Stadia

December 19, 2010, 11am PST
Proposed designs for a possible football stadium in downtown L.A. leave a lot to be desired -- both architecturally and urbanistically, according to this review.
Los Angeles Times
December 13, 2010, 8am PST
As Qatar prepares to host the 2022 World Cup, officials there have announced plans to build an urban rail network to link its 12 World Cup venues.
Railway Gazette
November 15, 2010, 7am PST
Just months after the completion of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, expensive stadia built for the event sit empty and unused.
Bleacher Report
Feature
August 2, 2010, 9am PDT
The 2010 World Cup has ended in South Africa. What's left behind are a number of physical and cultural legacies that will be both landmark developments and potential economic hazards.
Nate Berg
August 1, 2010, 7am PDT
That's the name of the new project being built in the Beijing Watercube, one of the city's highlight architectural creations built for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Contract
July 7, 2010, 7am PDT
A proposed move of the Tampa Bay Rays professional baseball team has officials in the region scrambling to make plans for a new rail line to accommodate the team's future home.
St. Petersburg Times
June 23, 2010, 9am PDT
Municipal debt is on the rise, as state and local borrowing has grown to nearly one-quarter of the U.S. GDP.
The Wall Street Journal
June 14, 2010, 9am PDT
The 2010 World Cup in South Africa has caused the creation or redesign of ten stadia. <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> offers this list of four of the most interesting stadia and what future these expensive buildings may have.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 9, 2010, 1pm PDT
Residents in Santa Clara, California have approved a measure that would direct $937 million in funding towards the creation of a stadium intended to lure the San Francisco 49ers football team.
Sa Francisco Chronicle
April 30, 2010, 5am PDT
The desert nation of Qatar is trying to win hosting duties for the 2022 World Cup. A new plan to build temporary stadia is helping to increase the country's chances.
Guardian
March 15, 2010, 5am PDT
The costs of a new stadium built for this year's World Cup in Nelspruit, South Africa have heightened tensions between the city's poor and its leading officials.
The New York Times
February 12, 2010, 5am PST
One of London's major soccer teams is floating plans to rebuild its stadium. But with its location in one of the city's most impoverished sections, many say the new plan doesn't do enough for its neighborhood.
London Evening Standard
January 6, 2010, 12pm PST
This slideshow from the <em>BBC</em> explores how Beijing's iconic Bird's Nest Olympic stadium is being reused -- as a kids theme park.
BBC
October 24, 2009, 1pm PDT
A recent move that exempted a proposed Southern California football stadium's plans from environmental review may turn out to be precedent-setting for other cities looking to revamp their sports arenas.
Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2009, 9am PDT
Arlington, Texas, is home to the Dallas Cowboys' football stadium. But as the largest American city with no public bus or rail lines, getting to the stadium is no easy task.
The Dallas Morning News
September 14, 2009, 9am PDT
South Africa is gearing up to host the 2010 World Cup next June. As it prepares to be the tournament's first African host, the country faces a number of hurdles.
The Independent
July 24, 2009, 10am PDT
It's going to cost Brazil more than $42 billion in infrastructure costs to host the 2014 soccer World Cup, according to a recent report.
Associated Press
Blog post
June 30, 2009, 11am PDT

The Olympics can be awesome for cities. Or they can be devastating. Rarely they're both, and most often they are an economic drain caused by over-investment in facilities with limited long-term usability. So when London's plans for a 2012 Summer Olympics stadium that would reduce from 80,000 seats during the games to a more realistically usable 25,000 seats after, Olympics experts, city officials and taxpayers rejoiced. But recent news has turned that rejoice to disgust.

Nate Berg
June 30, 2009, 7am PDT
Officials in London are changing their minds about the main stadium being built for the 2012 Summer Olympics, which was intended to be a semi-temporary structure. Now they want it to be permanent.
The Architects' Journal
May 21, 2009, 11am PDT
Growth in Portland's professional sports due to the expansion of Major League Soccer is threatening the life of the city's iconic Memorial Coliseum. Historians and preservationists are teaming up to save it.
The Architect's Newspaper