This book is a listing of 200+ recent (2001-2005) stadium and arena projects from around the world. The Facility Watch pages of Stadium & Arena Management magazine plot the early stages of stadium and arena projects, from announcement, through financing and tendering, to design, construction, opening and the sale of naming rights. An example entry: Alerus Center Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA New sports/convention facility will be the premier events centre in the region. To include a 30,000-sq ft convention center, expo hall and meeting rooms; 13,000-seat football stadium (which will seat up to 22,000 for stage events). Completion: 2001. Design Architect: Ellerbe Becket. Prime Architects: Schoen Associates, Inc., and Johnson Laffen Architects. Construction Manager: M.A. Mortenson. Design MEP Engineer: Ellerbe Becket. Prime MEP Engineer: Obermiller-Nelson Engineering, SSR Engineers. Structural Engineer: Ellerbe Becket. Cost: $77m. More than 90 of the projects are illustrated with a colour rendering or photograph. Some new venues exist only on paper, as rumours or design competition winners, twinkles in the eyes of developers, city officials or team owners. Arena auf Schalke or Veltins Arena? CMGI or Gillette Stadium? Because the project entries in Facility Watch are snapshots, the names sometimes change, sometimes more than once - Coventry Arena, Jaguar Arena, Ricoh Arena are all the same.stadium! Design competition losers and projects that don't progress past the drawing board are often equally useful for plotting the progress of stadium design. Perhaps amongst the design ideas documented in this book, you will find inspiration for your upgrade or new-build project?