The development scheme will include a permanent visitor center, an interactive museum, cafes, a cinema, a 180-bedroom hotel with a dedicated training program for the hospitality industry and 49 serviced apartments occupying the upper floor. A new building dedicated to extreme sports will house the tallest indoor climbing wall in the world.
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The stadium’s fully retractable pitch will reveal a second playing surface for NFL games. “Moving pitches in stadia such as the University of Phoenix (NFL) stadium or the moving roofover centre court at Wimbledon have provided the critical experience to allow us to design a stadium that is perfect for both English football and American Football. The world’s first sliding pitch allows each sport to play on its own dedicated pitch and provides perfect sightlines for their fans,” said Senior Principal of Populous, Christopher Lee. We can’t wait to watch a killer match here.