Sports stadiums have been around for centuries, from the Colosseum, which was constructed around AD 72, to the Wembley Stadium in London, which has a capacity of more than 90 000 spectators.
The main purpose of a stadium has remained unchanged over the millennia, and it is still designed to entertain crowds of people. However, modern designers and architects have been developing new and innovative ways to make stadiums more appealing to the masses.
Consumer demands change all the time. Here are the top design features that have been incorporated into modern sports venues.
Stadiums Are Incorporating More Tech
From security to using drone technology to give spectators a better view of the action on the big screen, stadiums are making the live sports experience more interactive. Stadiums are increasingly using robots, the internet, artificial intelligence, biometric scanners, sensor technology, and cameras to make the experience at the stadium safer and more immersive.
Every modern stadium being built will need to incorporate an advanced technological infrastructure to keep up with consumer demands. Future stadiums might even use holographic technology to captivate audiences.
Better Views and Seating Flexibility
Getting the best seat at your favourite sports event has always been a challenge. Contemporary sports fans are looking for more than just a seat. They want to move around and enjoy a more interactive experience while watching the game. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, designers have suggested building stadiums to accommodate fewer spectators, which will allow spectators to have more space to move around whenever they wish.
Modern Sports Stadiums Have Multiple Purposes
Sports stadiums offer much more today than they ever had in history. It is not strange to find shopping complexes, gambling rooms, gyms, and hotels being incorporated into these structures. Stadiums are also not exclusive to major sports events, but they can host community projects and charity events. Stadiums also rent out their parking lots.
Fans are sure to find everything they need in terms of comfort, safety, security, and entertainment at a modern sports stadium. Event organisers need to continuously keep up with changing consumer trends and demands to attract spectators to the stadium.