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The solar powered soccer stadium at America First Field where Real Salt Lake play. Photo courtesy of Real Salt Lake.

Solar In Sports: Major League Sports Venues Across America Tap Into Renewable Energy

Millions around the country will gather in front of their screens this weekend to witness the biggest football game of the year, but they may not realize that the Kansas City and Philadelphia teams have solar powered stadiums. While this may be a historic Super Bowl with two Black quarterbacks … [continued]

An Increasingly Warmer World Is Changing Sporting Events

The next FIFA World Cup in 2022 will be held in winter, not summer, due to the sweltering climate of the next host country, Qatar. Located on the Persian Gulf, Qatar sees an average high temperature of 108 degrees F in the summer, and temperatures close to 123 degrees F have been recorded in the capital Doha. For a sport that requires players to run continually for 90 minutes, this poses a huge health hazard. And even without the physical strain of playing soccer at the highest level, extreme heat threatens significant health problems, including dehydration, exhaustion and stroke.

sOccket, a New Way to Energize

Let’s add two more people to the “who wants to make a change list?” Julia Silverman and Jessica Matthews have come up with another means to fight the battle against the lack of electricity in developing and third world countries. How, you ask? Through the use of a soccer ball.