Game of three thirds

TEAM: Adam Leatherbarrow – English – Leatherbarrow Design – The University of Greenwich, London


“Game of three thirds”: a stadium fit for three sided football


Three sided football is a modern adaptation of the “beautiful game”. In typical football games, there are two teams, with two goals and two halves, that play a fixture to determine the winner by who scores the most goals on a rectangular football pitch, where attacking is key. Three sided football is a game where there are three teams, three goals and three halves/thirds played on a hexagonal pitch. A team does not count the goals that they score, but only the goals they concede. The team with the fewest goals wins the game by having the best defence and how well you work with other teams at the same time – this is called “Philosophy football”.

Philosophy football is a concept that is slowly making an impact in many countries in the world and there has even been a world cup. In Spain, bull ring arenas are used to enable a capacity crowd to spectate, however the pitch is adapted to a circular form, which is not ideal for the formatted event. It’s not only a home for games, but the venue will be able to have training facilities in the upper boxes where they will look out onto the pitch behind the stand. The


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