Multifunctional Stadium, Arnhem, 2004
New sporting facilities are erected for practically every major sporting event, such as the Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup and the European Cup competition. After the excitement is over, the use of these structures is often unclear. What is more, the facilities tend to be underutilized, and they are soon given a new function or have to be demolished.
The multifunctionality of a stadium depends on its flexibility. A stadium is multifunctional if it can be adapted to meet the needs of different events. When the event moves, the accommodation and facilities also have to move. This allows the level of utilization to be optimized, so that redundant sports facilities remaining after a major event could become a thing of the past.