09 July 2008

3D Challenge #049 - Sports Venue

Note: Please read the guidelines for participating in the challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to have fun and bring SketchUp users together and help each other learn and get better at using our favorite 3d modeling program. We will remove comments that are objectionable or offensive.

This week's challenge:

Sports Venue

This weeks challenge is to model a sports venue or stadium of your choosing. The sport in question is fully up to you, may it be Baseball, Basketball or track and field, they all have a specific building for it to take place in. Each venue has its own details and object that others do not, so pay attention to what things may differ between venue types.

Be creative, Be unique, and Have fun!
You may begin!

P.S.: Before you start modeling and posting, please read carefully the 3D Challenge participating manual. Thank you.

3D Warehouse tag: 3d challenge 049

Due Date: Wed, July 16th (Challenge Closed)

Click here to see the currently submitted models for this challenge.

Croke Park GAA stadium, Dublin, Ireland by Morls7

2 nd Place
Green house swimming centre by gar3th

3 rd Place
Autzen Stadium by ChrisBence


  1. General Notes:
    There will no obligation for a blog entry anymore. It is still allowed to post a link to your model or additional images, but it is not required anymore to submit a model to the challenges. The 3D Warehouse tag is still required though and should be added when uploading a model to the Warehouse.

    You can use the hyperlink code creator on the frontpage of the blog to create the code for a hyperlink in your message. Copy this code and paste it in the comment box on the place where your want the hyperlink to be.

    Challenge suggestions are welcome to be placed on the blog. Items will be noted and compiled on the moderator’s list. At that point, the initial comment for the suggestion may be deleted so as to maintain a streamline challenge thread for use of posting entries for the challenge and comments to models. Challenge suggestions have always been welcomed and taken under consideration.

    Please refrain from using background images in your models as it is the model itself that is being judged.

    You'll notice a new link on the main page that directs you to the First Place Certificate area to which winners are able to print a certificate with a picture of their model detailing their excellence. You can access the page here or through the main page of the blog.

    Good luck with the challenge!

  2. For someone who really isn't into sports, this is a challenge lol. I suppose I will have to do some research, but I do have an idea for a future challenge, although I am a little biased living in Vegas and all, but how about a casino.

  3. my entery

    the mega DOME


  4. @all
    If you don't know how to use html tags to link your model entry please use the "Hyperlink creator" tool in the main page to creat a hyperlink in the comment.

  5. Question: If my model isn't shown in column
    for voting. Does this mean i was cut?

    From: francis_nyc

  6. @ francis_nyc
    Your model was uploaded one day before challenge started, so it's not valid.
    I adviced you in the blog comments.(comment #11).

    As always, everybody please read carefully the guidelines of the challenge.

  7. The Portable DVD Player poll has the wrong title.

  8. Very cool challenge, nicely picked mods! I've decided what i'm going to model but I only have about 30 free minutes per day to model it! Hope I can do it in time.

    Also, I'm curious to learn about the people behind the models... Like, how old is everyone and where is everyone from? I'm 24, you know my name already (should be obvious), and I'm from Portland Oregon in the US, but I'm living in Abu Dhabi. Just curious if anyone wants to share, even the mods too!

  9. I'm Lyall... I'm 29.. and I'm a sketch-aholic... hehehe

  10. Oh, and I'm from the land down-under... New Zealand

  11. Oh, and Lyall in this instance is a guys name. And I've been on holiday for the past week, so I've had lots of time on SU.

  12. I'm √Čanna, pronounced Ay-na and I'm fourteen and from Ireland

  13. Hello all. Chris, we're glad you liked this week's cjallenge, and I'm sure we'll see a lot of great models; as is usual. I also applaud your idea to put a little background about the people behind the nicks and the models.
    My name is Oscar Zamora, 40, born and bred in Costa Rica, and I've been a mod of this (as well as the previous, Sketchup officialy hosted) SU Challenge forum for a long while now. I'm a fervent SU fan, but not a very consistent modeler since I use the software exclusively for fun. A recent promotion and the arrival of my firstborn have prevented me from more active participation recently (although I always try to, at least, keep a close watch).

  14. sorry, thats croke park

  15. Hello,
    my name is Alfredo Bilbao, 57, born in Santurtzi (Bask Country - Spain) and, as Lyall, I'm sketch-aholic

  16. I have an idea for a competition..

    I was thinking it would be really really helpful to have a competiton where people make tutorials for using sketchup.

    The tutorials on the sketchup site are for using the features of sketchup but not so much for modeling things. I still don't understand how many things that are unusually shaped are modelled especially rounded irregularly shaped objects.

  17. @Guitar Hero Master®
    Your model can't be added to the challenge 'cause it contains pre-made models.

    Please correct it and read the guidelines.

  18. My entry into this Challenge is the Circus Maximus 18+ hours and one big headache still not complete but I will probably update it in the future when my head stops spinning!

    To Chris Bence
    Jason Sanders
    25 years old
    nothing special about me
    Also a memeber of the SUA


  19. To Chris Bence:
    i have an IQ of 137
    my name is Shreeyam Kacker
    I am nepalese but moved to england when 1 was two,my age is 10(birthday 13th august)

  20. oh yeah,and my warehouse name is =Mr Planet=

  21. Hey! Nice challenge!

    I think there is only one realy great arena, wich is the Colloseum in Rome! If i had known that this challenge was coming up, i would have waited with posting it! But, fortunately, my model-making-friend Crazy Eyes made a nice one! I recommend voting for him!
    Here's a link how i made MY Colloseum-model! It would be nice if you left a rating!


    Maybe next challenge, i'll build again! Greetings, DesignsbyALX

  22. @ All
    Wrong past Certificate have been all updated.

  23. Oscar, congrats on the new baby!

  24. My name is Logan, and I am from Nova Scotia, Canada. To be honest, I am not part of SketchUp anonymous, I am however, a moderator of this blog. As much as I like SketchUp, I never seem to find time to model. So I put my time into the blog.
    Good luck to all in the current and future challenges.

  25. Well, my name is Marco, I'm quite 39 and I live in Mestre, Italy.
    I've started modelling with Su 2 years ago. My spare time is spent in making a comic book, based on Grendizer Robot, completly in SU and "scolding" members of this Blog ;)

    General note: If you like, you can fillin your Blog's profile with your personal infos

  26. nobodys rating my model...:(

  27. For some reason my model isn't uploading into the Google Warehouse.

    Does anyone have any ideas why it might not be working?

    It is a big model. Is there a size limit? I'm a noob though so maybe I did somehting wrong.

  28. hey!! I had a great Idea for a 3d challenge. an ocean liner! What do you guys think? by the way crazy eyes Im a kiwi too, small cyber space world :-)

  29. whats up can some people give me some feedback on my warehouse collection or some of them. Id like to get some outside opinion of my works. :-)

  30. @The Creator
    Please correct challenge tag for "the BUDGET regional rugby stadium" model from #48 to #49

  31. Where's the next challenge?????

  32. yea where is it I wana get started


  34. is the next challenge gonna be special considering its the fiftieth one??

  35. I don't mean to cause trouble, but, PushPull's entry should have been disqualified for using headphones found in the 3D Warehouse. He even gave credit to D Johansson in his description. Heres what he used: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=6a1976204076c1269606fc0a3fad8cbf

    We are not allowed to use existing components. I know this is for fun and there is no prize, but why have rules if they're not enforced?

    PushPull, you probably weren't aware of this rule and I'm not upset with you. Just try to follow the rules next time.

  36. @ All
    I spend a lot of time in watching and checking submitted models but I didn't notice that Push Pull was using pre-made components. So is my fault if it was inserted in the voting poll.
    At the moment we are discussing what could we do to repair the situation.

    For the next challenge, if you like, please help us to keep challenge fair.

    @ PushPull
    Please read carefully the Guidelines of thew challenge


  37. The headphones are gone, sorry I did not know this was a rule. Will not happen again.