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"Green" Solutions for Future Events
Event planners may score a big win with these eco-friendly ideas
As Spain kicked its winning goal, World Cup planners were already thinking about 2014. Plans include looking for ways to make future games "greener." One topic being discussed is the benefits of temporary stadiums rather than permanent ones.
South Africa, for instance, spent hundreds of millions of dollars on several permanent stadiums.Now that soccer fans have departed, city leaders aren't sure how to use the massive arenas. However, permanent structures that are built for one event could soon be a thing of the past.
Architect John Barrow believes solutions exist in something he calls "stadiums in a box." Flexible arenas would be designed to meet the needs of individual events. London's 2012 Olympic stadium will use this idea. During the Olympics, 55,000 temporary seats will be added to 25,000 permanent seats and then removed afterward.
Barrow also suggests using prefab materials to build stadiums. When an event ends, the stadium could be taken apart and built again somewhere else. Recyclable solutions may very well be found in "stadiums in a box."