Sports architecture

JLG is upping the game

Winning by design

While you were busy recruiting the country’s best athletes and performers, JLG was recruiting the country’s most sought-after sports-focused and entertainment architects. We’ve assembled a dream team of world-class visionaries that will take the lead with a collaborative design process, driven by the industry’s most advanced building and design technologies. When it’s time to define your vision for an athletic and entertainment destination – JLG’s Sports studio will be warmed up and ready to get in the game.

The expectations of athletes and fans have never been greater. Adaptable architecture and cruise worthy concourses aren’t enough to win the day. Backstage, athletes, coaches, and entertainers want first-class pampering with premium lounges, training rooms, hydration and nutrition stations, media centers, and other amenities that enhance their performance. JLG keeps our head in the game, setting the pace for next season and building a future-ready foundation that will level the recruitment field.

Areas of expertise

Stadiums, multi-use complexes, athletic fields, and fitness centers for competitive and intramural events.

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Exercise, training, nutrition, hydration, and performance improvement spaces.

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Venues designed to support professional sports and entertainment.

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Tom Betti
Sports Studio Director

Treating athletes and fans like superstars

JLG creates elevated spaces that treat everyone like a first-round draft pick. See how our work sparks fan passion, athletic commitment, and the thrill of the sport.

The latest in sports architecture

The game changes fast but JLG sets the pace. We’ll keep you posted on the latest venue trends, ideas, and innovations to attract audiences, support athletes, and wow the community.

WATERTOWN, SD – March 1, 2024 – Designed by JLG Architects, Watertown, SD’s new $36.5 million Prairie Lakes Ice Arena opened its doors on February 23,…
WATERTOWN, S.D. (KELO) — After years of building and planning, the city of Watertown is finally opening its new ice arena. The finishing touches are going…
Midco Arena, on the campus of Augustana University (AU), celebrated its grand opening January 26–27 in Sioux Falls, SD. This weekend marked the Vikings’ first…
Since its 2021 opening night, Ed Robson Arena at Colorado College has been a game-changer, making history with the first on-campus hockey games since the…
”Chess on Ice” has come a long way from the frozen ponds of Scotland. While the sport of curling rewards great skill and precision, Chaska,…
From street improvements and public works facilities to fire stations and ice arenas, local projects throughout Minnesota fared well at the ballot box Tuesday as…

Design for Life

Inside the JLG Sports studio, you’ll find your dream team – team players who design the places that bring people together. From sold-out concerts to hard-won championships, this is architecture that elevates the everyday, in professional, collegiate, and community sports venues. With a Design for Life approach, JLG turns ordinary spaces into extraordinary destinations with state-of-the-art technology, personalized experiences, and unlimited amenities. Our Sports studio is dedicated to immersive design of live sports and events – generating income while leveraging the power of community, team spirit, and unforgettable experiences.

Bringing the outdoors in at Ed Robson Arena

The opening of the Ed Robson Arena this month marked a significant milestone for Colorado College. This JLG Architects designed arena will be the hockey program’s first on-campus home and will serve as a new venue designed with its Colorado Springs surroundings in mind.

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