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Grand Slam Stadiums

From simple wooden grandstands to multi-level pantheons with retractable roofs, stadiums have evolved from simple structures designed only to fit as many people as possible to something much more important. Let’s take a closer look.


Moving the ball forward: The new Atlanta Falcons Stadium

Image courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Stadium



Images courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Stadium



"This is more than just a construction project; it's an opportunity to ensure that the city and especially the neighboring communities around the stadium are resilient beyond game days."


In profile: Husky Stadium

Husky Stadium, located on the campus of the University of Washington, hosts Pac-12 football games as well several other events throughout the year. Located on Union Bay of Lake Washington, the stadium boasts an iconic profile in the city of Seattle.


The challenge

With seating constructed out of both cast-in place concrete and prefabricated metal seating, a nonslip traffic coating that bonded to both concrete and steel was needed. And it also needed to save on labor costs.


Read how BASF worked with the contractor to create a system of products that would provide a non-slip traffic coating for 250,000 square feet of concrete and steel substrates while reducing labor costs.


A quiet swim:
The National Aquatics Center

BASF's specialty foam BASOTECT® was used in the swimming stadium site for the 2008 Olympics Games in Beijing in order to clad the interior of the building with flame-retardant and environmentally friendly acoustic insulation.




A concrete Game Plan:
The Allianz Stadium

The new Allianz stadium in Vienna is slated to be ready for the 2016/17 season, offering space for more than 24,000 spectators. Concrete admixtures from Master Builders Solutions were used for the pre-fabricated concrete components of the nine kilometers of grandstands.


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