Originally built in the 1950s, Luhzniki Stadium was revamped by Russian studio Speech for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Published in Buildings

Giancarlo Ragazzi’s footballing fortress brings together two rival teams, several architectural movements and much of Milan’s twentieth-century history under one mighty steel roof

Published in Icon of the Month
Friday, 24 March 2017 10:53

A new jersey for FC Bayern Munich

Why have football kits become so joyless? Munich-based Bureau Mirko Borsche decided to bring the sartorial swagger of vintage sports clothing to the beautiful game with a redesign of the Bayern Munich jersey

Published in Rethink
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 00:00


Praline designs a new identity for the international football federation, whose brand has been tarnished in recent years by allegations of corruption

Published in Rethink

The Swiss architect's latest stadium brings classical gentility to the world of football, but is still robust enough to withstand 42,000 fans

Published in Features
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 11:52

Post-match analysis: Sporting legacy

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil rekindled the debate about the legacy of global sporting events. But few people made the case for the aesthetic qualities of the stadiums – or the way that they have reclaimed the country's modernist heritage, says Tim Abrahams

Published in Features
Thursday, 27 November 2014 02:00

Singapore National Stadium

Singapore's new National Stadium has the world's largest single-span dome. And by leaving it open at one end, its designers have given the multi-purpose pitch one of the most beautiful backdrops in sport

Published in Features
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 09:26

São Paulo: Edge city

On this drive-by portrait of Brazil's largest city, Justin McGuirk takes us on a tour around the sprawling metropolis, exploring the ring of social housing and favelas around it – a vast area from which many residents faced eviction as the country prepared to host the 2014 football World Cup

Published in Features