A New Paradigm for Modern Stadium Design
As the recent host nation of the Winter Olympics, Pan Am Games and Women’s World Cup, Canada continues to solidify itself as a key player in the world of international sport. Recognizing this years ago, the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) sought to revitalize historic Lansdowne Park and its stadium (TD Place) to be a key venue for such events and also strengthen the city. Now, the reenergized sports and entertainment destination is home to the CFL’s Ottawa Redblacks, NASL’s Ottawa Fury and the Ottawa 67s and proved a standout venue for the 2015 Women’s World Cup matches.
New Era of Stadium Design
TD Place at Lansdowne Park enhances the history and identity of Lansdowne Park and creates a powerful new image for the city. The stadium departs from the traditional notion of a stadium as an inert building and instead positions itself as event-based art in which people and built form intersect. This is achieved through a public space/park concourse that encircles the stadium, providing the public with opportunities to flow through the stadium structure while still in the park. This creates an entirely new paradigm for how modern, urban stadiums are designed and constructed. No longer must stadiums be confined with parking structures and paved roadways.
Global Events. Community Revitalization.
The stadium is strategically designed to provide 24,000 seats for its regular events and can temporarily expand to 45,000 seats for major national and international events. The venue is equipped with state-of-the-art scoreboards and fan amenities while offering stunning views of the park and nearby Rideau Canal. The revamped stadium has helped recharge the surrounding area, as it now offers numerous restaurants, clubs, shops and attractions.