Sports & entertainment

Ramboll delivers major sports stadia and entertainment destinations. Coupling our experience and passion for creativity our teams turn your vision into reality.

Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol


Ramboll. Martin Willis. Image: Paulina Sobczak Photography

Martin Willis

Director & Global Sports Sector Lead
T: +44 7825 362 748
Max Karlsson

Max Karlsson

Director of Market Development, Buildings
T: +45 5161 6570

The design of sport and entertainment venues has changed significantly over recent years. With a growing need to maximise revenue, venues require the flexibility to accommodate a diverse array of events and activities in addition to their primary use. 

Game changer

In the same way that the sports and leisure market capitalises on digital technology to enhance the experience for fans, Ramboll is using digital technology to transform design, engineering and construction. With the delivery of sport, leisure and entertainment projects often taking many years from conception to delivery, time compression presents a key benefit. 

We use our own bespoke digital design tools to collaborate with architects to rapidly generate building options, whilst simultaneously under-taking early engineering analysis to evolve them. We're able to run multiple iterations, collecting the data and presenting the optimum solution based on any combination of key criteria. 

Maximising client value

Clients join us on the design journey and explore multiple options in real time. This enables informed value decisions on where to invest and where to save, with demonstration of the robustness of the proposal in concept, price and programme.

We take pride in realising the concept through to completion and en-sure even the minute details are right, with a focus on delivering consistent quality.

Iconic facilities deliver more than a venue

We understand that the growing competition in the sport and entertainment market has put increased pressure on delivering quality venues as premium facilities that create enhanced experiences and receive proportionately higher revenues. Having worked with world leading architects to deliver some of the world’s most iconic facilities, we assemble dynamic teams to deliver on specific venue needs.

A complete and innovative service

Our teams have worked on complex and constrained sites where we have maximised value of schemes through innovative concepts.

We have delivered exciting schemes through our design culture and designed flexibly using zoned smart approaches to low energy design. Furthermore, we can review local assets to ascertain how they can be utilised or supported, such as district heating and energy from waste.

With sporting and entertainment venues often providing the catalyst for wider urban regeneration, our planners bring urban development strategies to benefit and create accessibility for all.


Ferrari World, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ferrari World

Award winning development covering  25 sq km  contains a Formula 1 track, hotels and a retail centre.  Ramboll developed a flexible approach to engineering so we could meet the programme challenges. Our early involvement with the theme park focused on the schematic design of its 90,000 sqm roof.

Ramboll. Oldham Leisure Centre. Image: Courtesy of Willmott Dixon. Photographer: Christian Smith

Oldham Leisure Centre

The brand new, £15m Oldham Leisure Centre is set to place the area on the national sporting map, providing state of the art competition level facilities for several sports including swimming, handball, boxing and basketball.

Ramboll. New Anfield Stadium. Image: HKS Architects

Anfield new stadium

A change of ownership at Liverpool Football Club was the catalyst behind the desire for a new, 73,000 seat landmark stadium, with substantially expanded facilities. Ramboll's structural, infrastructure and ground engineers were involved at an early stage of the design process for the Stanley Park site adjacent to Anfield, working closely with HKS architects. The new owners were keen to make reference in proposed new arena to the club's potent history and association with Anfield – home of the club since 1892.

air flow modelling Kai Tak Sports Park

Modelling and improving air flow for Hong Kong's Kai Tak Sports Park

Ramboll was recently involved in the development of the high-profile Kai Tak Sports Park in Hong Kong, the largest park of its kind in the region.

Tomorrow AB

Tampere, Finland

Luxurious hotel  offering box views into the adjacent arena part of a new  commercial centre. Outstanding roof top terrace with sauna and whirlpools and views over the city. Innovative central deck spanning the rail tracks supporting the entire development.

Show more projects for this service

Ramboll Group A/S

Ramboll Group A/S
Hannemanns Allé 53
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Tel:+45 5161 1000
Fax:+45 5161 1001

Danish CVR numbers

Danish CVR numbers

Ramboll Group

Rambøll Danmark

Ramboll Energy

Rambøll Management Consulting

Other sites

Other sites