HOK Looks At Future Stadium Tech With Quins Players

6 June 2017

An interesting insight into technological considerations for stadium architecture and future technology for enjoying live rugby has been published by HOK, the leading architects.

Four Harlequins rugby players gathered in HOK's London office to discuss what they would like to see in the rugby stadiums of the future. John Rhodes, a director of HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice, met with Jamie Roberts (Wales), Tim Visser (Scotland), James Horwill (Australia) and Danny Care (England) to capture their ideas, both as players and fans.

“The players gave us exceptional insight into what affects elite athletes,” said Rhodes. “As avid fans, they also provided an invaluable perspective. This has improved our understanding of how to design the best stadiums for both rugby fans and players.”

“Having played at most of the iconic rugby grounds around the world, it was great to speak with HOK about what made each special—or especially challenging,” said Jamie Roberts. “What motivates you at your home ground is different from what inspires you when you play away. However, I don’t just play rugby. I’m an avid spectator and the considerations for the fan experience are equally important. Some of the ideas we discussed would transform the game-day experience. I look forward to seeing how our conversation impacts where I play or spectate in the future.”

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