If you haven’t seen this reference at SkyscraperCity blog today, UglyBob has made a good find. THANKS UGLYBOB. See below.
(This while posters at What if? were kindly providing debate in recoil at my posting interesting ODT comments here on stadium – gee sorry, but look, you started debating anyway just as I planned, hah – who would be your analysis slave or geeky accountant with snow dumps happening >>>> I’m off to them thar hills…bye.)
### Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal
Published April 20, 2009 : Page 21
U.S. design firms mine opportunities overseas
By Don Muret, staff writer
The global economic downturn hasn’t kept American sports architects from finding international work…
Populous is adapting Wimbledon’s transparent-roof technology to Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza, the 25,000-seat stadium it is designing in Dunedin, New Zealand, for two rugby teams and the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
The $198 million facility replaces 126-year-old Carisbrook, known as the “House of Pain” for the home clubs that enjoy a distinct home advantage, Lee said. The roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium will be a fixed structure covering a natural grass field.