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Monday
Aug222016

The New Home of the Dallas Cowboys Opens Its Doors 

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This past weekend was a big one for the NFL and Texas high school football. It marked the unveiling of The Star, the new home of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, Ford Center and The Omni Frisco Hotel, a 16-story hotel which will be the tallest building in Frisco at the time of its completion. The Star, which is located just 30 minutes north of Dallas city limits, is a culmination of a partnership between the Dallas Cowboys, the City of Frisco and Frisco Independent School District.

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Monday
Feb012016

Designing with the Student-Athlete in Mind

Texas Tech University Indoor Sports Performance Facility

The world of collegiate athletics is engaged in a high-stakes facilities arms race. Athletic departments continue to invest in bigger, better and more advanced training facilities and academic centers for student athletes. The first and foremost purpose of these facilities is the initial recruitment of top prospects—the ability to get blue-chip athletes on campus. The second, and often underestimated purpose is to retain and prepare student athletes once they arrive on campus. This dual intent means that facilities must stay relevant in recruiting while continuing to meet the needs of 17- to 23-year-olds as their priorities evolve throughout their collegiate athletic career.

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Friday
Jan292016

Pro Soccer: Setting a New Benchmark

BMO Field

The iconic Camp Nou in Spain, the Maracanã in Brazil, Estadio Monumental in Argentina, Estadio Azteca in Mexico, Wembley Stadium in England.In Europe, Central America and South America, international stadiums have long served as revered temples for dedicated, impassioned soccer fans. Now the U.S. and Canada are seeing a wave of new soccer-specific stadiums devoted exclusively to the sport as popularity grows for “the Beautiful Game” in North America. Gensler is looking to set new benchmarks for professional soccer stadiums—both domestically, in the U.S. and Canada, and internationally, in global markets ranging from Brazil to Spain.

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Tuesday
Jan262016

Refresh, Renovate, or Repurpose? 

BMO Field.

In an article that originally appeared in PanStadia Magazine 4th Quarter 2015, sports interior specialists, Stacy Bisek and Elizabeth Pritchett, share how Gensler Sports is reconsidering strategies for club suite revitalization to get the most return on investment for owners.

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