Toronto’s 7,000-Seat Esports Arena by Populous

Designed by architecture studio Populous and slated for completion in 2025, Toronto’s currently unnamed multi-purpose arena incorporates state-of-the-art features necessary to facilitate large-scale esports events (where competitive video games are played for spectators). In addition to the acoustics-oriented swooping roof, renderings for the 7,000-seat stadium include an array of screens that form a comprehensive media facade. Developer OverActive Media, owner of two Toronto esports franchise …

Stadia: Sport and Vision in Architecture

An exhibition tracing the evolution of stadium design from antiquity to the present

Welcoming more than four million visitors a year, Rome’s massive Colosseum still remains a mesmerizing architectural feat. Many of today’s sports arenas are no less impressive, and a new exhibition at London’s Soane Museum traces the evolution of these structures from antiquity to the present in “Stadia: Sport and Vision in Architecture.” From the Hippodrome of Constantinople to ancient Greek amphitheaters, the exhibition—sponsored by architecture …