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A 1.3 million-square-foot sports and entertainment complex has been planned for development by Austin Sports & Entertainment at the current location of the Travis County Exposition Center and Austin Rodeo. Bjarke Ingels Group, which is known for designing Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California and 2 World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York, has been revealed as the designers of the project.
Anchoring the project will be two different things: a 40,000-square-foot, open-air stadium and an additional 15,000-seat arena. The larger venue will play host to events such as music festivals, rugby, and soccer, while the smaller venue will host Rodeo Austin, musical events, and indoor sporting events. The perimeter of the entire area, meanwhile, will consist of multi-use buildings that can house retail stores, restaurants, and even a total of 28,000 square feet of various types of youth facilities.
Both venues will also share approximately 190,000 square feet of support facilities that are said to be designed to help optimize both cost and efficiency.
Additionally, a total of eight courtyards will be constructed and will keep the enclosed spaces separate from one another. The roof of the central building will have both open spaces and roofs that are inspired by the Jefferson Grid, which, in 1785, assisted Thomas Jefferson with dividing western land that had been newly obtained. The roofing panels will be outfitted with red photovoltaic panels, which are designed to help make the facility more self-sufficient in terms of energy.
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