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The Evolution of the Stadium: How the World Cup Has Influenced the Design of Sports Venues

Posted On: Jun 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

The Evolution of the Stadium: How the World Cup Has Influenced the Design of Sports Venues

Courtesy of Foster + Partners
When the Greeks carved stone steps into the side of a hill, they were aiming to create a seated area for people to rest and from which to have an excellent view of the stage at the amphitheater's center. over two millennia later, these objectives are still key to stadium design principles, however, with an ever-increasing global reach and the need for multiple functions, the goal posts for what makes a successful arena are always being moved. As you prepare to watch the 2018 World Cup hosted in Russia , take a look at this list of notable stadium designs in World Cup history which have influenced the evolution of stadium design. The Original Stadium
Estadio Centenario, Uruguay , 1930
Image by Archivo de El País via Wikimedia
The first stadium to be specifically built for a World Cup , the Estadio Centenario captured many of the important moments of the World Cup in its infancy, hosting over 50% of the first tournament's 18 games. The stadium, which was designed...

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