Football and Sustainability
Football and sustainability is an unusual concoction in any conversation. As we continue to make a change towards climate change, stadiums are making a positive move towards becoming more sustainable and environmentally friendly. McCulloch has picked out 12 of the world’s most sustainable stadiums: from people-powered pitches, solar-powered stadiums and 100% recycled seats made from sugarcane. Look at how and what stadiums are doing:
Forest Green Rovers is set to become the world’s greenest clubs having one of the lowest carbon impacts of any stadium in the world.
National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan – This beautiful stadium has over 8,000 solar panels covering 14,000 sq metres, making the stadium 100% powered by sun.
Brazil, famous for street football and world cup wins – it would only seem right that the players power their own pitch with their speedy footwork. The stadium has 200 kinetic tiles which converts players movements into energy that fuels the stadiums lighting.
The MetLife Stadium, New York gas 40,000 tonnes of recycled steel, with seating made of reclaimed metals and recycled plastic – on top of that, it’s solar ring on the roof powers the stadiums LED lighting.
Head over to McCulloch to see what other innovative ways stadiums are taking to become more environmentally friendly.