Four Populous Projects are Finalists for Sports Business Journal Facility of the Year

Four Populous-designed stadiums and arenas are among the six finalists for Sports Business Journal’s 2011 Facility of the Year. The award is given to new, renovated or established sports facilities in North America whose primary function is hosting and staging sporting events. Among six total projects, the four Populous projects include:

  • Amway Center, home of NBA Orlando Magic, which has swiftly helped the revitalization efforts of downtown Orlando;
  • CONSOL Energy Center, home of the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins, which was the country’s first LEED Gold hockey arena;
  • The New Arrowhead Stadium, home of the NFL Kansas City Chiefs, which has reinvented the NFL fan experience with amenities at every level; and
  • Target Field, home of MLB’s Minnesota Twins, which has brought a new pulse to downtown Minneapolis.

Red Bull Arena and the New Meadowlands Stadium were also named as finalists for the award. The winner will be announced on May 18, 2011 in New York City. Additional information is available here :

We’re very gratified that finalists for this award include such a broad spectrum of our design work,” said Rick Martin, Populous Senior Principal. “Facilities for the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB, new buildings and a major renovation. The common thread, we believe, is all these buildings are about energy and the bonds between a community, its fans and its teams.”

Launched in 2008, the Sports Business Awards were established by Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily to celebrate and recognize the leaders, visionaries and day-to-day practitioners who personify excellence in the business of sports.

For further information please contact: 
Gina Stingley at Populous
Telephone: 816 221 1500

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