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.


In March, Flyers and 76ers fans returned to the same arena, but one committed to a fresh look at facility operations with increased standards of health and wellness that go well beyond just a pandemic initiative.

In this ALSD special feature, R-Zero Co-Founder Ben Boyer demonstrates how his company's Arc device combats harmful pathogens and reduces economic impacts.

The newest MLS stadium features many frictionless elements from mobile F&B ordering, to in-seat delivery, to new entry strategies, underpinned by Wi-Fi, DAS, and IPTV infrastructure to support these experiences.

The Dallas Cowboys and their networking partners ExteNet Systems, CommScope, MatSing, and AT&T installed a new design, ten times the previous DAS, resulting in cost savings and operational efficiencies.

The Yankees faithful returned to the Bronx on April 1 for the first time in 17 months. Rigorous standards enabled in-person attendance at Opening Day and will continue to impact fan safety and satisfaction after the pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic put a pin in one of the industry’s most exciting mixed-use developments just months after its opening. But with TD Garden beginning to open up, The Hub on Causeway is primed for a grand reopening.

Sports venue operators face pressure to implement effective safety and disinfection protocols. While the mandate for trust is clear, leaders are inundated with ways to combat COVID-19. So what is the best approach?

The three-phase, $360 million renovation of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers, injects three new premium environments, new amenities on the main and mezzanine levels, as well as a new arrival experience with year-round activation.

In a year of extraordinary uncertainty, the ALSD’s annual design contest shined through the 2020 clouds onto the sports and entertainment industry’s showcase projects.