Sports and Entertainment

Sports and Entertainment

Everyone has probably experienced the unique atmosphere of a stadium or a sports arena with a huge crowd. But nowadays, to be successful, such construction projects involve much more than simply designing a modern sports facility. The huge investment and cost involved in the construction and operation of an arena are often barely covered by revenues from by sports fixtures and other events. It is also important to avoid sports facilities ending up vacant after staging major events, an objective too rarely achieved as illustrated, for example, by Olympic Games and World Cups of the past.

Drees & Sommer takes a holistic approach to putting sports projects on track for success: For a start, our industry experts share their customers’ enthusiasm. But at the same time, they approach the projects with objective detachment, providing rational arguments and substantiated results.

It is essential to create a concept of use for the surrounding area, one that extends beyond the core function of sports facilities. In addition to sports, events and food & beverage facilities, new districts are created in collaboration with other sectors such as retail, hospitality, housing, education, and healthcare. Starting with site selection, we develop an optimal land-use concept and manage the new build or redevelopment of the arena and the surrounding district.

Working with our customers, we bring construction projects to a successful conclusion in terms of quantity, quality and schedule. We consider not only the investment costs, but also the operating costs and anticipated revenues from additional amenities. In addition to management services, we offer extensive expertise acquired during numerous stadium and arena projects as well as urban and district developments. Together with innovative and sustainable approaches, these ensure your long-term success.