There is no doubt that the sporting spaces of today, both recreational and professional, are increasingly more refined and sophisticated. Whether to meet public demand for enhanced leisure facilities or as sporting arenas for top-level international competitors, these sites require the very latest technology. This pictorial review looks at some of the world's best architects' responses to these demands by showcasing contemporary sports facilities from around the globe. Projects featured in this volume also reflect an ever-expanding range of sporting activities including football and athletic stadiums, water sports, court sports, racing tracks and velodromes, and a variety of auxiliary sports. As part of the International Spaces Series, this publication displays quality full-colour images of outstanding contemporary architecture, and includes biographical information on featured firms. SELLING POINTS: - Features spectacular full-colour images of sporting spaces from around the world 360 col., 5 b.andw.