Design in Sports | Math in the Middle of Design


Did you know design plays a very important role in sports? The mathematics needed to create these designs can be found everywhere in sports from stadiums to racing bikes.

A football stadium can bring together a huge audience for an athletic event. The structure of many modern stadiums can be traced back to Greek (stadia) and Roman (amphitheatre) times.

Edward Mangan, the field director for the Atlanta Braves explains how the stadium was originally configured for the Olympics. It was redesigned to meet the needs of the baseball fans.

Design must be taken into consideration with swimming pools and diving boards too. Michael Edwards, Director of Sports Facilities, Georgia Tech, explains the process and challenges of designing a facility capable of supporting the 1996  Olympic Games and later for Georgia Tech's usage. 



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