Stadia Lab integrates research undertaken at the Bachelor, Master’s, and Ph.D. levels, as well as work by a diverse group of faculty across disciplines affiliated with the Lab. We explore how stadium design intersects with a range of technological, ecological, economic, social, and political issues, as well as the broad non-sporting ends to which stadia are often the means. As such, for instance, we are interested in how stadia are deployed (either successfully or not) as tools for large-scale urban renewal and economic regeneration, or how sustainability—not generally thought of as a sporting issue—increasingly plays a role in stadium design and construction. The output of the Lab comes in the form of books, journal articles, master’s theses, Ph.D. dissertations, expert testimony, and a range of other public presentations.

UIA-London-seminar-groupStadia Lab director Benjamin Flowers at the 2015 meeting of the UIA-SL in London at the London Aquatics Center.

Stadia Lab UKStadia Lab director Benjamin Flowers at the 2014 meeting of the UIA-SL in Glasgow at Hampden Park Stadium.


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