As read on www.prslprosoccer.com/the-stadiums/, LigaPro and Puerto Rico Soccer League plan to design and build football infrastructures throughout Puerto Rico to resist Cat 5 hurricanes and magnitude 7 earthquakes. The buildings will serve a dual purpose as shelters for the community in times of need.
Quote: Sports infrastructure architects; civil, structural, and mechanical engineers; members of CONCACAF’s Club Competitions, and footballers apported to what became the model for resilient and sustainable sports infrastructure that permitted the PRSL to become the first football league worldwide to be named Signatory to the United Nations UNFCCC Sports for Climate Action initiative. PRSLSafeStadiums™ are part of the Momentum for Change competition being held by the United Nations. The first prototype model will be built in Dorado, Puerto Rico.
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The PRSL Stadiums will be powered by renewable energies. Player clinics will be able to convert into triage units to treat the community in times of emergency. Industrial kitchens to feed thousands. Safety protocols and equipment to protect players and fans from contagious disease. Electric vehicles. Artificial turf that drains quickly. The list goes on!
As always, we are very excited to read about basalt products being recognized and used as the best material for green, energy efficient and sustainable projects.