Save for towering skyscrapers, it’s difficult to think of a public building with more potential to impact the environment than a sports stadium. These venues are massive, regularly invite heavy traffic flow, generate a great deal of waste and consume a ton of energy.
However, as the world slowly but surely moves toward broader knowledge of the challenges it faces in these areas, ownership groups and design teams appear to be taking note. It’s hard to point to an entirely green stadium (the way some airports, skyscrapers and the like are being planned). But some new stadiums on the sports scene are making strides in the right direction, incorporating solar and wind energy and other creative approaches.