When you hire an architectural firm to build you a new stadium for a few hundred million in return, you’d like to think the structure would be sturdy as a base requirement. However, the fabulous title Building report that Liverpool are facing potential embarrassment after the company hired to build their new ground has seen one of their latest projects collapse – quite literally.
A concrete seating base has collapsed during the construction of the HKS-designed Texas Christian University football stadium
A bank of stadium seating designed by Liverpool FC stadium architect HKS has collapsed during mid-construction in Texas.
The concrete base beneath the seats, in the Texas Christian University football stadium in Dallas, collapsed at approx. 2am on 8 February. No-one was hurt.
The American company have already secured a £300 million deal with the Merseyside club, although they had to release scaled-back plans last month due to the original design proving too expensive. Will they be allowed to proceed with the project at all after this setback?