Modern stadia need to multi-purpose, with all stadia designs helping to highlight some of the simplistic and complex directions being taken when it comes to the sporting arenas around the world.
There is a concept of not only being multi-purpose but mobile i.e. transferrable between tournaments. The "Floating" stadium is one of the most ambitious and innovative stadium design solutions being considered.
Although Singapore have a floating soccer field, this structure is fixed, however a German architect, stadiumconcept, have developed a Floating Offshore stadium that can be relocated to seaside venues across the global oceans.
Due to its global mobility it can be utilised far more effectively as traditional stadiums - its mobility and overall eco-efficiency bring significant advantages over traditional, on-shore stadium concepts. Profitable long-term utilisation and sustainability can go hand-in-hand with innovation, if funders/investors have the foresight to lead the way for 21st century sports entertainment delivery.
As the world comes down from the high of World Cup fever, as popular as the very sporting events themselves, stadium designs are far and wide an innovative realm, specifically when it comes to events like the Olympics or World Cup as the repurposing of the space needs to be priority one; what good is a single use structure?