Kansas City is being feature in the World Cup thanks to a KC based firm, Populous.Populous, located in Kansas City’s River Market, designed the stadium where Mexico took on Cameroon last Friday.
The 42,000-seat stadium is hosting the U.S. team as they take on Ghana today. Being the only American company to design a stadium for the World Cup, Populous modeled the stadum after the rolling dunes of Brazil. The stadium is called “Estadio das Dunas." Using a steel white roof on slits, Populous is able to create the impressed that the stadium is moving like a sand dune.
"The arena das Dunas really reflects the climate and culture of Natal, Brazil and we've tried to make it a stadium appropriate for that location,” Senior Architect Bruce Miller said.
- Kelly Urich