World’s # 1 Event That Consistently Gathers Top Global Stadium Owners, Clubs, Federations, Architects And Consultants Under One Roof

18 - 20 May, 2020 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Marcel Ridyard

Senior Associate AFL Architects

Currently the  Lead Sports Architect on the delivery and the precinct overlay design of Lusail Stadium in Qatar as part of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He also oversaw production of Turkey’s bid to host UEFA Euro 2024 and is leading a team to upgrade Ataturk Olympic Stadium for the 2020 UEFA Champions’ League Final. Recently he led teams to complete the 45,000-capacity IAAF and FIFA-compliant stadium in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, for the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games AIMAG 2017. Marcel also was the Senior Site Architect for the City of Manchester Stadium (now Etihad) for the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games.

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

11:50 AM Designing for the Long-Term Impact of Stadia on Cities and Communities

From financing concerns and infrastructure demands, to the changing uses of stadia to become economically viable all year round, communities and cities have long debated on the real value that a stadium brings. Yet through considered architectural design based on a robust business plan, stadia can massively benefit both host cities and local communities. Many cities have become global landmarks for the stadiums and clubs they host and have attracted both sporting and nonsporting audiences to their cities.
This talk explores:
  • The legacy of host stadia built and upgraded for major sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup and UEFA Champion’s League finals
  • Balancing economic viability with the social and financial benefits to the local community
  • The considerations when designing for legacy use before major event use

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Marcel.

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