Interviews were conducted with 13 senior architects whose portfolios collectively contained over 25 eco-friendly sport facilities spanning Europe, Australia, Africa, and North America.
According to interviewees, the primary incentives for owners and quasi-owners to adopt sustainable designs were economic savings over the life of the facility, perception-management opportunities, and demonstration of their innovative- ness. Facility designers predicted the diffusion of pro-environmental sport facilities would continue in the immediate future.
Early adopters of environmentally friendly designs prioritize an innovation’s relative advantage and compatibility over its complexity, lack of trialability, and lack of observability.
CITE: Kellison, T. B., & Hong, S. (2015). The adoption and diffusion of pro-environmental stadium design. European Sport Management Quarterly, 15(2), 249-269.