2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Death of the Stadium

Sunday, March 13
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Four Seasons
San Jacinto
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.

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Dan Meis at SXSW

Dan Meis

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...

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