At WSP, we understand that all sports venues, from Olympic stadia to community swimming pools, must enhance the lives of the people around them.
For more than four decades, we have played a key role in global sports development, helping clients to enrich communities and engage audiences with striking and sustainable venues.
Our award-winning portfolio encompasses projects for numerous Olympics, Football and Rugby World Cups, as well as the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018 and now in Victoria for 2026.
Our extensive contributions to the Sydney 2000 and London 2012 Games helped set a new benchmark for how Games should be delivered and run. We bring a local and global skill set, passion for beautiful buildings and unrivalled experience to every project, working with architects, owners, councils and developers to create iconic and cost-effective structures that reward both users and operators. Whatever the sport, and wherever the venue, our experts know how to boost building performance and enhance spectator experience.
Enabling World-Class Experiences
Sports events are special. They are times of excitement and tension, highs and lows, moments that make and break careers and are retold for generations. The buildings where they happen are special too. Giving spectators and players outstanding experiences depends on inspiring, comfortable, and reliable structures. At WSP, we know that the venue and the action are intimately entwined.
Our sporting facilities of the future will be chameleons – able to change their appearance and adapt to the needs of the fans and teams and the demands for each event. In a world where our entertainment choices are mostly digital, instant, and almost limitless, making world-class and cutting-edge stadia and venue design allows for a richer fan experience is critical to success
Delivering Flexibility and Innovation
Successful arenas must juggle many roles without losing their distinctive character. From hosting world-class tournaments and international concerts to training sessions and corporate team days, handling the competing needs of a diverse array of events is par for the course for most sports venues.
Ensuring the full use of such large spaces best serves the public – and it makes good business sense. However, being the go-to place for a wide array of users is not easy. A multi-use facility must effortlessly adapt to different roles irrespective of the site’s constraints. and it must do so without diluting the unique atmosphere that inspires users and visitors.
Expertise Across all Types of Sports Venues
We have been working on some of the most impressive sports facilities around the world including:
- Parklands Project, Gold Coast
- Queensland Tennis Centre, Brisbane
- Perth Arena, Perth
- National Tennis Centre at Eastern Plaza, Melbourne
- Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre, Perth
- Commonwealth Games Athletes Village, Glasgow, Scotland
- Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
- Stamford Bridge Stadium, London, UK
- Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
- Mercedes-Benz NFL Stadium, Atlanta, USA
- LEED Gold certified Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, USA