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HOK Sport's Dennis Wellner describes his partnership with Peter Eisenman on the design of the new Arizona Cardinals stadium in Phoenix

Since Dennis Wellner cofounded HOK Sport in 1983, the Kansas City–based subsidiary of HOK has become one of the world’s largest designers of sports facilities and has built no less than 14 of the NFL’s 31 football fields—not to mention London’s new 90,000-seat Wembley Stadium, in collaboration with Foster and Partners. So when architectural antagonist Peter Eisenman was commissioned to design the Arizona Cardinals stadium outside of Phoenix—opening at the beginning of this month—Wellner was wisely brought in to ensure that the $370 million project didn’t go the way of the original starchitect’s high-profile disasters such as House VI and the Wexner Center.

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