Populous Creates “Live Emotion” Exhibition to Celebrate Four Decades of Drawing People Together

November 16, 2023

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of designing many of the world’s most iconic sports and entertainment venues, districts and live events, Populous has partnered with Getty Images to curate “Live Emotion” — an exclusive exhibition that celebrates historic moments and fan emotions that the company’s work has been part of over the past four decades.

The exhibition will come to life through November and December at galleries in London, New York and Brisbane, each staging a variety of events, including public open days. It will also be displayed in an interactive digital format from the end of November.


Live Emotion includes images and moments from celebrated venues — including Wembley Stadium, The Emirates, Principality Stadium, Accor Stadium, Oriole Park, Yankee Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, ICC Sydney, the Narendra Modi Stadium, Kai Tak Sports Park, the O2 Arena and Sphere — and major events, including the Super Bowl, FIFA World Cup games, NHL Winter Classic and more.

Open Free to public Saturday, November 25, 2023 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Noho Showrooms, 67 Great Titchfield St, London W1W 7PT

New York City 
Open Free to public Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
The Starrett-Lehigh Building, 600 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
(First Floor Gallery @ corner of 27th St. & 11th Ave).

Earl Santee, Global Chair, and a founder of Populous, comments:

“Forty years ago, a group of architects and designers came together in a common cause — to design the places where people love to be together. Those architects built up the practice to become Populous and, over time, the buildings, structures and venues they have created have helped shape the way the world engages with sports and entertainment.  We are delighted to celebrate the innovation of those designs and the work of our teams through this exhibition.

“The collection provides a snapshot of evolving innovation in the way we enjoy sport, entertainment and live events, capturing the designs of the buildings themselves and the emotions of the fans who enjoy them. And whatever the next 40 years of innovation brings, with a heightened focus on a sustainable and more digitally connected future, that emotional connection and the idea of drawing people together will remain fundamental to communities throughout the world.”

  • National Speed Skating Oval in Beijing (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images)
  • O2 Arena in London (Photo by Joseph Okpako / WireImage)
  • Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle (Photo by Steph Chambers / Getty Images)
  • KL Sports City in Kuala Lumpur (Photo by Allsport Co./Getty Images)
  • Estadio da Luz in Lisbon (Photo by Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images)
  • NRG Stadium in Houston (Photo by John Biever / Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)

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