Architect Zaha Hadid Says 500 Worker Deaths Are Not Her Problem

Qatar's overtly yonic soccer stadium, a global architectural symbol of the forthcoming 2022 World Cup, has seen its share of the nation's staggering number of construction deaths: more than 500 Indian migrant workers have died in Qatar since January 2012. This week, the stadium's architect—Zaha Hadid—said, well, it's… » 2/26/14 6:40pm 2/26/14 6:40pm

Goodbye, Astrodome: Texans Reject a Plan to Save the Decaying Marvel

Houstonians might be eager to snap up pieces of the Astrodome's turf and concession stands, but they weren't prepared to authorize $217 million in bonds to preserve the aging stadium through a redevelopment scheme that would transform it into a convention center. On Tuesday, Houston voters rejected the plan, "very… » 11/07/13 9:40am 11/07/13 9:40am

Is the Long-Abandoned Astrodome Worth Saving?

When the Houston Astrodome opened in 1965, it was hailed as technological marvel, the first enclosed, air-conditioned stadium ever—and the "eighth wonder of the world," according to some Texans. By 1995, it was so dilapidated that players refused to use it. Today, it’s an abandoned shell with a different nickname: “the… » 9/13/13 1:40pm 9/13/13 1:40pm

That Insane New Falcons Stadium Is Really Going To Happen

From a pair of ideas floated in April, the Falcons have chosen the official conceptual design for their new stadium, set to begin construction next year. It features an eight-piece roof that will twist closed—essentially an iris diaphragm. We hereby nominate, for a nickname, "The Sphincter." » 6/18/13 4:41pm 6/18/13 4:41pm

The Stadium of the FUTURE...Future...future

Where will we be going to enjoy our sporting events in the future? What kind of amenities and features will the stadiums have to cater to our needs as fans? PopSci has investigated some of the up-and-coming technologies that we can expect to find in the stadium of tomorrow and compiled all of these innovations into a… » 7/16/08 7:00pm 7/16/08 7:00pm