Waiting for its petals to be added, construction continues in Natal, Brazil, on the 45,000 capacity World Cup 2014 venue Estádio das Dunas - the finished version pictured below is scheduled to be completed the same year as the competition takes place.
A look at the renders for the new Arteveldestadion in Ghent, Belgium, a compact 20,000 capacity stadium to be the new home for KAA Ghent in the Belgian Pro League. The stadium’s construction is due to be completed in 2013.
KAA Ghent, by the way, are improbably nicknamed the Buffaloes, due to the popular visits to the city by Buffalo Bill in the early twentieth century - this explains the “Wild West” imagery on their crest featured on the stadium’s facade.
The New York Times reports that the design for a new 12,000 capacity national soccer stadium in Haiti by Carlos Zapata (whose studio was responsible for the controversial revamp of Soldier Field in Chicago) has been unveiled:
The project is being spearheaded by Morad Fareed, a former player for the Palestinian national soccer team and now a real estate developer in New York, and Boby Duval, a former soccer player for Haiti and the founder and director of the Cité Soleil nonprofit L’Athlétique d’Haïti.
“It is a modest project, but it has a spirit to it,” said the New York-based architect Carlos Zapata. “The site will include an academy, a community garden, and hopefully one day we will be able to launch a league.”
Now, on about 16 acres of what was once waterlogged land near his current field, Duval has been diverting rubble from the 2010 earthquake to raise the new field by about 6 feet. This has compacted the soil underneath, making it a suitable surface on which to build the new stadium, says Zapata. Some of the rubble will be pushed aside to create hills that will support concrete planks for seating.
The Record also reports that construction on Haiti’s new national stadium will begin in 2013:
The first phase, consisting of an artificial-turf field, some seating, and field lights, will break ground in 2013. The second phase will include the construction of the soccer academy, school, dormitories, and classrooms for roughly 2,000 kids. During the third phase, the seating will expand to include press and other boxes and will be covered by a swooping, winglike roof made of textile stretched over concrete ribs. This enclosed portion will also include community spaces and a basketball court.
Pics from earlier in the fall of Sammy Ofer Stadium, under construction in Haifa, Israel. The stadium will have a capacity of around 30,000 and will be the home of Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Haifa football clubs.