StadiumDB.com, based on Stadiony.net, is conducting the global vote, details have shown. The website hosts the annual ‘Stadium of the Year’ competition, which managed to bring record interest and became the world’s largest public vote on stadiums opened every year.
For the Stadium of the Year 2020, a Jury of architectural experts who cast their votes independently of the Popular Vote has also been selected. Their vote will result in a separate Stadium of the Year title, according to StadiumDB.com.
Republishing from the StadiumDB site:
“Presentation of the Jury is a unique moment every year, when even writing these words makes us proud and lucky. Lucky that each year brilliant names of stadium architecture – some known for decades, others on the rise – agree to help us select the best new stadium. Keep in mind, every year different offices are represented and we only invite practices whose stadium work we truly admire.
Although year’s Jury presentation comes exceptionally late, but the reasons are purely logistical, all four Jurors have already cast their first votes. The resulting shortlist of 10 finalists will be presented on Monday, March 1, now let’s celebrate the expertise of this year’s Jury!
KARSTEN FIEBIGER, FIEBIGER GmbH Architekten+Ingenieure, Kaiserslautern
BILL MASSEY, SASAKI, Boston
MASSIMO ROJ, PROGETTO CMR, Milan
NIKOS SIAPKARAS, A&S ARCHITECTS, Athens