Design Plays Role in Papal Visit (Part 2)

Design , specifically stage design, played an important role in the recent papal mass at Yankee stadium.
Stig Edgren, president of SEG Events, is producing the event, as well as the event at St. Joseph’s Seminary, and the event at “Ground Zero.” Edgren is no stranger to papal events. This will be the fourth papal Mass he’s produced. He also produced Pope John Paul II’s Masses at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Coliseum, and New York’s Mass in Central Park. Among the challenges they face at Yankee Stadium is time. Because of the baseball season, they have 48 hours from the start of when they can begin building to when the event begins. The Yankee Stadium stage was designed by Rene Lagler, who has designed the 1984 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies and Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

The design, which some call the Lego Medieval Set design, was an acknowledgement to the traditionalist. The center crest and design was achieved with fabric.