Sports venues often use color liberally to define the space. We recently outfitted both the St. Louis MLS stadium and the Nashville MLS Stadium. These soccer stadiums are upgraded seating for general admission and club seating. The more premium seating areas offer padded, more deluxe seats while more basic seating is used in the general admission areas.
In these venues, five or six colors are used throughout the space for a spirited, team-oriented feel. Designs are often made with the seats themselves, with emblems and symbols created through the coloring of the seating.
To maintain a cohesive look throughout, the seating is coordinated through color. From a distance, this allows everything to have a well-matched look. Up close, the differences in amenities can be seen.
Another example comes from a project in Alberta, Canada at The Edmonton Eskimos stadium, which used multiple colors, fading from one to the other for a dramatic look. The contrasting colors allow venues to always look full and welcoming. Even when some seating areas are empty, the contrasting colors make all seating areas look active and engaging when the game is shown on TV. This makes for a high-energy environment so that every game, no matter the attendance, feels like an event.