Looking back at recent Olympics, World and European Championships in popular sports such as soccer we have experienced stadium buildings with spectacular, sometimes even movable roof constructions. Many of them were built using MSH sections by Vallourec as visible yet filigree supporting structures.



Supporting constructions for roofs spanning all seating areas and the playground have almost become a standard in the design of modern sport arenas and multifunctional stadiums. The roof constructions are expected to be unsupported in order to offer all spectators a visually undisturbed view of the action. Furthermore, they have become an indispensable feature for a multifunctional stadium building which hence may be used regardless of season and weather conditions.


Products and Solutions

The structures of roofs and stands in the main arena as well as the facade structures of the stadium's main building - including hotel, conference, catering and lobby areas - may use the many advantages of MSH sections for a spectacular and highly efficient design.


Product Information

  • MSH Sections standard grade S355J2H
  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD; mandatory for Leed Certification of sustainable green buildings)
  • High strength hollow sections S460 for special filigree constructions


Product Properties

  • Wide range of dimensions (square and rectangular sections up to 25 mm wall thickness, circular up to 100 mm)
  • High load bearing capacity
  • Tight corner radii (up to 1 x T on request)
  • Higher weights and higher static values than cold formed profiles due to hot finishing process
  • Problem-free corrosion- and fire-protection
  • Attractive designs
  • Technical support
  • Application specific steel grades
  • In accordance with EN 10210 and similar national or international standards
  • No restrictions for welding on corner areas (compared to cold formed material)



  • Sochi, Russia
  • Allianz Arena, Munich
  • Johannesburg Stadium
  • Corinthians Stadium Brazil
  • Wembley Stadium, London
  • Stade de France, Paris
  • Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid