This book offers a rare chance to understand how sport and architecture come together to create an outstanding building type – a symbol of our times. By looking at the challenging technical issues surrounding sports buildings, a picture of the future of architecture in the 21st Century emerges. Television and the Internet are changing the face of sport. Expenditure at our sports venues is increasing dramatically and now sport is as much about merchandising as it is about winning. The future of sports clubs is the production of entertainment software and, as a consequence, the future of the venues which host this entertainment needs appraisal.