By Bill Shea Jul 10, 2020 Matt Rossetti is a third-generation architect and president of the Detroit-based ROSSETTI design firm that has worked on dozens of arenas and stadiums over the decades since his father launched the company in 1969.
"Instead of stand-alone, highly-controlled buildings, sports venues will become contextual to their surroundings and fully integrate into communities" Matt Rossetti, president, Rossetti
Now is the golden age of stadium-anchored mixed-use development — or at least sports stadiums as important components of urban mixed-use developments. A proposed stadium project surrounded by a sea of parking, so common in the late 20th century, would probably be a nonstarter these days.
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At this, the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open and the 40th at what’s now officially called the U.S.T.A. Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the event’s organizers will be unveiling Armstrong 2.0. The new stadium completes a five-year, more than $600 million campuswide overhaul. Rossetti, the Detroit-based firm, designed all the new facilities.
In 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, played host city to the Summer Olympics. The total bill for the two-week spectacle – according to an analysis by the Associated Press – amounted to $13.1 billion, with the cost for sports-related venues making up just over $2 billion.