Gallery: San Francisco Unveils Solar Powered Stadium for America’s Cup


San Francisco just unveiled a plan to host the 34th America’s Cup yacht race with an epic new amphitheater set on the bay. Proposed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the plan is based on revitalizing disused piers between the Bay Bridge and the ballpark. In addition to renovating this part of the city, the project boasts an array of sustainable design features such as rainwater harvesting and a huge sail-like canopy covered in solar cells. The incorporation of green design seems obvious for an event that is based on harnessing the wind.

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  1. Aloisius September 16, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Oh man that is awesome. I hope SF gets the America\’s Cup!

  2. bwwooster September 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Here’s hoping it all comes to pass!

    Here’s also hoping SOM have figured out the aerodynamic results of that ‘sail/canopy’ facing 30 mph west/northwesterly winds! I couldn’t see whether they have any way of reefing it.

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