Challenges of Stadium Construction—Case Study Academic Article uri icon


  • The distinctive design and construction requirements of an outdoor athletic stadium in Haifa, Israel, are described in this paper. This open-air stadium accommodates approximately 2,400 seats in its upper deck, while the lower part of the stadium contains offices and visitors' facilities. The stadium has a distinctive arrangement of 30 m high bowed-concrete columns from which 24 m long curved concrete beams are cantilevered. Because of restricted access to the project site, it was necessary to cast the stadium's concrete columns and beams on site and then lift these elements with large cranes. © ASCE.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lavy, S., Shapira, A., Botansky, Y., & Schexnayder, C. J.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • August 2005