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Top architecture firms for stadium design


Stadium construction is a massive project and often a large group of people works behind for the successful completion of projects. To create a lasting impression and breath-taking identity through the project, the amount of hard work put in is enormous.

We shall look at a list of architectural firms taking up stadium projects around the world.

1. Fernandes Architects

Source: ( Maracana Pernambuco Arena)

This firm was established in the year 1999 in Sao Paulo with a primary focus on residential and health-sector projects. Over the last two decades, Fernandes architects have been quite famous in the field of sports architecture. They are popularly known for the Maracanã and Pernambuco arena which were the venues for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

2. Foster and partners

Source: (Wembley Stadium)

This renowned architecture firm is known for a lot of projects, Wembley stadium in England being the most known for the sports architecture project taken by them. Lusail Iconic Stadium in 2010 is another famous project completed by the architects.

3. HOK

Source: (Etijad Arena)

Established in the year 1955, HOK is one of the progressive firms in the A&D industry with an eye focus on urban design, sustainable design, and landscape architecture. Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta and Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi are their most famous projects involved with stadium design.

4. Herzog & de MeuronDesign

Source: (Allianz Arena)

This firm gained great popularity after the successful completion of their project Bird’s Nest- Beijing National Stadium for 2008 Olympic Games, and Allianz Arena in Munich. In addition to these two projects, they were involved with so many other iconic projects too.

5. Rosetti Architects

Source: (Louis Armstrong Stadium)

The US-based firm focuses majorly on arenas, stadiums, and also commercial buildings. The firm was established in the year 1969 and was active in the field of sports architecture right from the initial stage. Tele2 Arena in Sweden, spectacular designs of Louis Armstrong Stadium, Grandstand Stadium in New York are few among their world-praised projects.

6. PI Arena

Source: (St.Petersburg football stadium)

PI Arena or Project Institute Arena since its coming in 2011 has successfully marked its name around sports facilities, public space designs, and more.

St. Petersburg Football Stadium, Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi are two examples of their accomplished projects.

7. Populous

Source" (Yankee Stadium)

With the establishment of the firm in 1983, they have succeeded in innumerable projects around the world. For the excellent work and services provided in the industry, this firm has been awarded over 200 national and international awards. Yankee Stadium in New York, London Olympic Stadium, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, International Convention center in Sydney are a handful among a room of projects.


Source: (Paul Brown Stadium)

With the NBBJ's office spanning throughout the world, they are famous in the field of healthcare, commercial buildings, and sports projects. Paul Brown Stadium, Staples Center in Los Angeles, Pauli Pavilion, University of California are some of their noteworthy projects.


Source: (Levi's stadium)

This firm was established in the year 1914. Their work accounts for projects in the domain of aviation, transportation systems, sports, and architecture, in the United States and across the globe. Columbus Crew MLS Stadium, Sacramento MLS Stadium, Levi’s stadium, are few examples of their projects.

10. GMP Architekten

Source: ( National Stadium in Warslaw)

GMP group of architects have been a pioneer in stadium design and architecture. With mind-blowing concepts and forms, they have designed projects across the world. Their top works are Universiade Sports Center in China, National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, Haikou Wuyuan River Sports Park in China, Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium, India and etc.