Leading stadium designer to visit MU

A leader in the field of sports venues is scheduled to visit the MU campus Wednesday.

Russ Simons is a senior principal at Populous, a global design practice with U.S. offices in Kansas City, Denver and Nashville. Simons has been involved in various aspects of the sports industry including design, construction, public relations and operations.

Some of his bigger projects include:

  • Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
  • Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, Tenn.)
  • Jobling.com Arena (Glendale, Ariz.)
  • PETCO park (San Diego, Calif.)

He will be talk about careers in the field and the latest in sports venue design. The talk will take place in Ellis Auditorium at 4 p.m.

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