For nearly half a century von Gerkan, Marg and Partners has been designing and constructing buildings around the world - houses, hotels, museums, concert halls, office buildings, hospitals, research and educational facilities, and stadiums. Twelve sports arenas that have either been completed or are near completion are the focus of this book. Readers are taken from the Olympic Stadium in Berlin and the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt to the Century Lotus Sportspark in Foshan China and soon-to-be completed soccer arenas in South Africa, Brazil, Poland and the Ukraine. Particular attention is paid to the South African stadiums designed for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Each project profile includes information about planning and design, and is illustrated with plans, sketches, models, detail photographs and foldout pages that allow the reader to understand the scale of each structure. An interview with Volkwin Marg, one of the firm's two founders, concludes this tour of some arenas around the world.