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MN: Planned Vikings Stadium will have world's largest transparent roof | GizMag.com

MN: Planned Vikings Stadium will have world's largest transparent roof | GizMag.com | Sports Facility 2013 | Scoop.it

The Minnesota Vikings American football team has announced the final design for a new stadium to built in the Minneapolis city center that will feature the world’s largest transparent roof. This feat will be achieved using state-of-the-art polymer instead of glass to resist the extremes of Minnesota’s climate, while providing views of the city skyline and a sense of openness for fans and players alike.

 

Due to its Siberia-like climate, Minnesota isn't exactly the best place in the world for outdoor sports. Its winters are marked by blizzards and arctic cold, while the summers are broiling stretches of windless days punctuated by massive thunderstorms. Spring and autumn are nice, but they each last an hour and a half, so can be safely ignored.

 

In the past fifty years Minnesota has built a number of indoor and convertible stadiums to get away from the weather, but the heavy snowfalls ask a lot of their expansive domes, such as in December 2010 when the Metrodome in Minneapolis tore and collapsed in spectacular fashion when the weight of the snow became too great.

 

The plans for the new multi-purpose stadium, which will replace the Metrodome, were announced on Monday by the Minnesota Vikings American football team, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) and HKS Sports & Entertainment Group.

 

The stadium is part of a decades long redevelopment program for the Minneapolis city center and the waterfront area in particular. Seating 65,000 and budgeted at US$975 million, the designers say it boasts an “authentic structure influenced by its Minnesota location” and is marked by a soaring prow and huge doors facing the city skyline that open and are tall enough to let a Star Wars AT-AT walk through comfortably. The purpose of the design is to reflect the city’s climate, geography, history, and civic architectural and technological heritage.

 

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Nicholas Patrie's curator insight, October 20, 2014 12:25 PM

i love this not only because i am a huge football fan but it is great to see something so innovative and different. The Vikings used to have one of the ugliest stadiums in the country and now with polymer covering the entire stadium you can see the sun and the city scape. i think it would be wonderful to go see a game there. it will definitely bring money and fans in and they are going to need it after spending almost a billion dollars to build it!

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Massive Green Building Projects Aim to Create a Sustainable 2014 World Cup

Massive Green Building Projects Aim to Create a Sustainable 2014 World Cup | Sports Facility 2013 | Scoop.it

For the 2014 World Cup, Brazil will roll out impressive facilities that could score LEED certification and add to its rich modern architecture legacy.

Describing any massive construction project as “green” is a stretch, especially when it comes to sports facilities. But in football-mad Brazil, plans for a bevy of new and refurbished football stadia for the 2014 World Cup are well underway.

Brazil's projects could both score international green building certifications such as LEED while adding to the country’s rich modern architecture legacy. Much of the credit for Brazil’s greening of the World Cup goes to Vicente Mello and Ian McKee, two architects who drafted the CopaVerde plan, which advocates for the most responsible construction practices possible for the event’s venues...


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Alice Boyd's curator insight, June 3, 2013 11:07 AM

What a building!  Everyone is getting on board with Green Buildings and LEED certifications.  Turner is also on the Green and LEED Certified train. It's the new IN thing. 

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Can a Stadium be Sustainable?

Kenneth Hadden Miller's curator insight, April 26, 2015 3:56 AM

An earlier scoop showed the issues that Rio was going to have with disabled patrons who attend the 2016 Olympic Games.  This is a bit more positive as it shows the green facilities that were created or rebuilt for the 2014 World Cup.  One of these even had its own solar power plant, which is extremely impressive!

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Mayo Clinic to build sports medicine center | MinnPost

Courtesy of the Mayo ClinicMayo Clinic's Sports Medicine Center aims to provide both sports.
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TDC seeking partnership for sports facilities - The News Herald

TDC seeking partnership for sports facilities The News Herald The CVB also conducted a feasibility study back in 2008; Sanders, who often refers to sports as a part of the area's DNA, said additional facilities have been a long time coming for the...
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County ready to improve facilities' energy-efficiency - TheAlpenaNews.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Michigan, Community Information - The Alpena News

ALPENA — The sale of $1,565,000 of 15-year bonds is complete and Alpena County should acquire the money it needs for sweeping energy upgrades in al...

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Upgrading sporting facilities - Open Government

Upgrading sporting facilities - Open Government | Sports Facility 2013 | Scoop.it
Upgrading sporting facilities. Released 04/06/2013. The 2013-14 ACT Budget continues the ACT Government's sustained support for sport and recreation, to ensure Canberrans continue to have access to top-class sporting facilities and ...
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Manchester sports center plans to buy, redevelop Concord Raquet Club - Concord Monitor

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Manchester sports center plans to buy, redevelop Concord Raquet Club
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The Racquet Club of Concord could be sold and redeveloped into an upgraded athletic center and wellness clinic.
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Group meets to discuss sports facilities - Worthington Daily Globe

Group meets to discuss sports facilities
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WORTHINGTON — Meeting as a small group Tuesday afternoon, the committee working toward new athletic facilities in town took its next steps.
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