Design Desk

ALSD provides a unique platform for access to best practices and community interaction around significant new builds, venue innovations, and renovations large and small, culminating every year at The Sports Venue Design & Build Forum, held in conjunction with the ALSD Conference and Tradeshow.

This repository of current case studies and future projects connects all levels of the venue marketplace. It’s a clearinghouse of information for the sports and entertainment industry’s architects, builders, owner’s reps, stadium authorities, facility operators, team decision makers, technology leaders, foodservice providers, FF&E vendors, and suppliers of all variety of goods and services to discover the people, processes, and plans aiming to increase revenues, operational efficiencies, and fan satisfaction across all ALSD-member facilities.


The ballpark’s recent renovation added capacity and support for the new Wi-Fi 6 standard to easily handle the connectivity needs of one of the first full capacity "big events" since the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year.

World-class amenities in sports venues aren’t just important for bringing fans into arenas and stadiums, but also for attracting marquee events, as owners are looking for ways to bring more value to their products.

The WELL Health-Safety Rating advances health and wellness standards and communicates improvements back to government officials and the public.

Venue owners and operators should consider a reimagined methodology that removes value engineering and paves a path to create payback equations that fit what an owner can realistically afford and dream about.

The new home of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (Low-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) represents the rebirth of the North Carolina town, brought to life through patience, planning, and the right partners.

Sports teams made numerous public changes during the pandemic to address fan health and wellness in stadiums and arenas. But behind the scenes, teams have also protected their products on the field, court, and ice, prioritizing player safety in training facilities.

Sports and entertainment venues, such as SoFi Stadium and Allianz Arena, are leveraging the entire stack of technology solutions across video, cloud, networking, security, data, analytics, and more to create centrally and dynamically controlled environments.

Evidence-based, third-party verified ratings focus operational policies and protocols to help venue owners put health and wellness at the fore of reopening plans and continued operations.

As stadiums and arenas welcome back fans, facility operators are exploring innovative methods to ensure fan safety, while adopting fast-moving technologies set in motion even before the pandemic.