The phenomenology of Wembley Stadium

Harris, Karl (2008) The phenomenology of Wembley Stadium. MA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Due to past events, the way we build stadiums in Britain has rapidly changed over the past 10 years. A number of crucial reports have shaped the future for football in this country. This dissertation aims to look at two schools of thought; the way in which we value 'character' and 'place' in our sports arenas. It aims to demonstrate through a number of different fields, such as history, event, senses and phenomenology, a different way in which we see and understand the places we use for spectator sports. For the scope of the dissertation, I will be mainly concerned with Wembley Stadium and use this as a basis to develop the work, although I will be looking at other stadiums in England and abroad where necessary in order to build a complete picture of the subject. Ultimately, I will be looking at how Wembley has become an icon in this country, and probably a global icon for all football fans and how character and place have contributed to this.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > Portsmouth School of Architecture
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14

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