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Metal Stadiums are just the ticket

The atmosphere, the anticipation, the excitement: As stadium architects strive to give fans the ultimate experience, metal stadiums continue to play a big part in the game.

From incredible lighting effects to practical fan-cooling properties, metal is the perfect facade match for modern stadium design. Take a look at some of our favourite metal stadiums:

Lusail Stadium, Qatar

Football is known as the beautiful game and you don’t get a more stunning stadium than the Lusail Stadium, currently under construction in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

Sure to be a fan favourite, the 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium resembles the intricately-crafted bowls seen in Middle Eastern culture. And what makes it most impressive is that at night, the stadium will light up like a giant fanar lantern thanks to its glittering golden mesh facade.

Tournament infrastructure organisers the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy recently revealed details of the elaborate stadium, which will be the largest of the event. Lusail Stadium will host the opening and closing matches of the World Cup, and post-tournament will be used as a community space.

Scheduled for completion in 2020, architects Foster + Partners conceived the game-changing venue in homage to the region’s ancient traditions and rich culture.

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Images sourced from the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy

National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland

This football stadium in Warsaw is showing support for its country and the national football team through its coloured metal facade. Finished in silver and red, the national colours of Poland, the metal mesh cladding is designed to resemble a waving Polish flag.

Covering the inner aluminium and glass structure, the metal mesh ensures maximum ventilation inside the stadium with lots of natural light.

When lit up at night, the National Stadium looks particularly spectacular with light shining through the mesh. The complex is the largest association football arena in Poland and was built by a consortium of architects, led by JSK Architekci, at a cost of EUR 313 million.

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Images sourced from JSK Architekci

Cerponzons Football Field, Spain

Santos Mera Arquitectos have scored with this transformation of a run-down rural football field into a top-class sports facility.  The new Campo De Futbol Cerponzons buildings are clad in a metal mesh, which still give views across the pitch when inside, enhancing the fan and team experience.

The new football field features new team and referee changing rooms, canteen and public facilities.

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Images sourced from Santos Mera Arquitectos

Yamuna Sports Stadium, New Delhi, India

The metal-clad Yamuna Sports Stadium in New Delhi was a hit right off the bat. Originally created for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games to host table tennis and archery competitions, the metal facade helps to keep players and fans cool despite the region’s searing temperatures.

The Peddle Thorp-designed venue features a 5,000 seat centre court, practice courts and a multipurpose hall.

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Images sourced from Peddle Thorp

Perforated metal and mesh facades for metal stadiums

If you need metal facade advice and expertise, talk to the Arrow Metal team. We can custom create and supply perforated metal cladding for any type of public, sport, recreation or leisure project. Call us on (02) 9748 2200 or send us an online enquiry.

Posted: February 18, 2019

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