Populous Imagines Ballpark of the Future for Sports Illustrated

Populous teamed with Sports Illustrated to explore what the ballpark of the future would look like. The renderings illustrate a new model for an urban ballpark –a ballpark that functions as the “living room of the city” with interactive data glass, public transit lines sweeping through the park and the city built into the venue. As Sports Illustrated writer Tim Newcomb outlines, the result is “a park that doesn’t simply sink into the dense urban fabric of a city, but merges with it, creating a completely new vision of stadium facades, community and interaction.” Read more from Sports Illustrated here.


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  1. I love, love, love your idea for a deep left field portion for the most exciting play in baseball –the inside-the-park home run. Works best at the foul lines and the gaps, in between the outfielders so that it doesn’t favor an easy flyball outs. Imagine the batter, no matter how hard he hits the ball he busts it out of the box, instead of that irksome, anticlimactic, leisurely “home-run trot.” A small sliver of the ballpark’s outfield where “base”ball is played the way it was intended; around the “bases”, not over the [much more often than not, shallow] fences…

    (Wish we had one of those in Citifield)

    March 23, 2014

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