Winner of the 2005 Communicator Awards - Crystal Award for Excellence - The extraordinary global revolution in stadium development has seen no fewer than 35 brand-new stadiums recently constructed in the UK alone. The authors state that creating and running a stadium requires a holistic approach that involves commissioning bodies, developers, architects, engineers, consultants, specialist sub-contractors, stadium operators, sponsors and most importantly spectators.The text highlights this multidisciplinary approach and demonstrates the importance and functions of transport planners, traffic engineers, environmentalists, civil, geotechnical, and structural engineers, materials technologists, mechanical and electrical engineers in relation to stadium engineering practice. Through case studies on the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Newmarket's new grandstand, the City of Manchester Stadium and on the Number One Court at Wimbledon. This book shows how all these skills are brought together to the benefit of stadium development. This book is essential reading for all those whose disciplines impact on the continuing success of stadium engineering and shows that sporting design has not merely come of age; it may well be ready to take centre stage.