Stadia: Sport and Vision in Architecture
6 July – 22 September 2012
Sir John Soane’s Museum
London (UK)
“This summer London’s amazing Olympic Park will be filled to capacity, but how did the tradition of the sports stadium begin? What were the origins of the thousands of stadia and sports arenas that can now be found on every continent? In a ground-breaking exhibition, Stadia: Sport and Vision in Architecture, Sir John Soane’s Museum will trace the evolution of these iconic structures from ancient times to the state of the art London 2012 stadium in Stratford – a modern-day field of dreams. Sir John Soane‘s Museum will open its new galleries with the first ever exhibition to explore what made stadia such inspirational cathedrals of sport, uniting people from all walks of life.