Yesterday marked the final day of competition at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) where England overtook Australia on the overall Gold Medal table, finishing with 37 Gold medals across the seven sports to Australia’s 29.
The Bowl Stadium underwent a multi-million pound regeneration over the past 2 years to prepare for CYG. Because of Fabric Architecture’s experience in designing, engineering and installing canopies at stadiums (Gateshead International and Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium) we were asked to cover all the 3,000 seats at the Bowl. The end result is a beautiful stadium and venue to host an abundance of events for the Isle of Man year round, rain or shine.
Check This Out: One thing of particular interest for architects and contractors is the stadium canopy’s integrated drainage system. This innovative system ensures fans stay dry and water is channeled off and away from spectator seating. It was put to the test as the stadium was pounded with rain at the weekend. Luckily our photographer brought some needed sunshine to the Opening Ceremonies.
Click on the photo for additional images of the new stadium canopy and the innovative drainage system.