Design Desk

The ALSD’s Design Desk, presented by the International WELL Building Institute, shares thought leadership for the design, construction, and operations categories within our ALSD community. Through this department of year-round content creation, the 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.