Death of the Stadium
Sunday, March 13
12:30PM - 1:30PM
98 San Jacinto Blvd
Much is made of the stadium of the future but with average costs of NFL venues at nearly $1.5 billion, major corruption in World Cup bidding, and cities (Boston/Stockholm/Munich) saying a collective "no thanks" to hosting the Olympics, we may soon witness extinction of the modern stadium as we know it. NFL stadia host less than 20 events a year with 30-year lifespans. This equates to $25 million per event. At the very least, we must design venues to support more use, extend lifespans, and have lighter, more sustainable footprints. Without this, we will witness the death of the modern stadium. This session will present the idea of pop-up stadia, transformable stadia and other alternatives to the future of spectator sport.
Design Principal/Managing Partner
Recognized as one of the world’s foremost designers of sports and entertainment venues, Dan Meis, FAIA, has over 30 years of experience in sports and entertainment architecture. Dan’s design for Pa...Show the rest
Recognized as one of the world’s foremost designers of sports and entertainment venues, Dan Meis, FAIA, has over 30 years of experience in sports and entertainment architecture. Dan’s design for Paul Brown Stadium was the first NFL facility to ever win an AIA Honor Award and his design for Los Angeles’ Staples Center continually ranks it among the highest revenue producing buildings in North America. In 2001, Dan was featured in Time Magazine as one of their “100 Innovators in the World of Sports” and his work has twice been awarded the prestigious Business Week/Architectural Record Award, recognizing the value of design to a client’s business. Dan has also been recognized twice as one of Sports Business Journal’s “40 under 40” executives who have made the greatest impact in the sports industry. In 2006, he was elevated to the College of Fellows of the AIA and, in 2007, Dan launched MEIS in Los Angeles, California. He later added a New York based studio beginning in 2013. Dan is currently the Lead Designer for the new Stadio Della Roma project in Rome, Italy.Hide the rest