When Kelly Deines, creative director at Rossetti, considers the potential ramifications of designing arenas that are unprepared for the future, he summons images first of shuttered Kmarts and then of the now-abandoned sports venues constructed for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. He speaks of massive, forgotten structures overgrown with trees and greenery, “succumbed to nature.”
“The possibility is always there that fans are going to say, ‘This isn’t fu...

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