Posts Tagged ‘sports’

Stadiums do not bring economic benefits to cities – study

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

The following CBC article confirms what we’ve always known: sports stadiums simply do not deliver on their extravagant economic promises. Just as with casinos, the millionaire proponents of stadiums always claim that these big arenas will make a city rich. But just as with casinos: 1. stadiums do not in fact bring any appreciable economic benefits to a region, and yet 2. the general public (led by the media) persists …read more

“We are all Canucks” until we riot, apparently. Then it’s the work of a “handful.”

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

“Hockey’s over-the-top fandom (and the same could be said for the Olympics) seems a frantic expression of what the post-modern metropolis and its high-rise ghettos lack and even deliberately negate — a human-scale community in which individuals feel purposeful and acknowledged.” “In the absence of any shared collective progressive principles, the BC elite longed for a new solidarity forged from of this “fighting collectivity” of Canucks fans. You could not …read more

Sports and Leisure Center in Saint-Cloud by KOZ Architectes

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Sports and Leisure Center in Saint-Cloud by KOZ Architectes, via ArchDaily. Photos by Stephan Lucas. This building, designed for children, is so well thought out it’s worth going to ArchDaily and reading the well-written and slightly franglais rationale. Excerpts: “The building uses colour very openly and assertively, with a wide palette ranging from red to green, by way of yellow, pink and orange. These colours cover the façade in wide …read more