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How Sports Stadiums Are Becoming More Sustainable


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It’s tough to be sustainable when you’re housing 50,000 hungry people for three hours. Just as a concept, sports arenas are a massive drain on energy and resources. Think of all the plastics cups of beer and hot dogs in paper trays that get passed around baseball stadiums. Consider the big, blazing lights required to illuminate the football field. Add it all up and you have a pretty inefficient hub of activity, even if the fans carpooled over.

But several stadiums are working to reduce their impact. They’re adding eco-friendly design touches and implementing better waste management systems, all in an effort to make their games a little greener.