Sunday, February 5, 2017
There are only a handful of sports venues that qualifty as "Ah-citecture" and one of them--the Coliseum--is no longer in use. The set built for the Chariot race in Ben-Hur almost qualifies as a sports venue.
Modern stadiums, despite being financed by taxpayer bonds, have the quality of being purely internal experiences. The functional characteristics trump all design gimmicks. The interior design is at a scale where it ceases to be interior. In fact, only the attendee seat and the bathrooms qualify as interior design.