A 5,000-seat all-timber stadium commissioned for England’s Forest Green Rovers soccer club has been greenlit. Designed to be the world’s greenest football stadium, it will be constructed completely from timber and powered by sustainable energy sources.
“The really standout thing about this stadium is that it’s going to be entirely made of wood – the first time that will have been done anywhere in the world,” said Forest Green Rovers chairman Dale Vince. “Our new stadium will have the lowest carbon content of any stadium in the world.”
Constructed from slats of timber, the stadium’s undulating, wave-like style was not only selected for aesthetic and design purposes, but acts as an acoustic device to contain crowd noise. Positioning of the seats will be calculated to give spectators completely unobstructed views of the pitch.
See artist renditions of the stadium here.