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The 30 most architecturally impressive sports stadiums in the world

The 30 most architecturally impressive sports stadiums in the world

From soccer to sumo wrestling, baseball to bobsleigh, sport is one of the great unifiers in contemporary society – with the occasional great divide thrown in for good measure. Few activities elicit such a fervent response from people, and the passion exhibited by those playing is often at least matched by the excitement of fans and spectators. It’s perhaps no surprise, then, that the worldwide sporting industry has been estimated to be worth as much as a staggering $620 billion by management consultancy A.T. Kearney.
Ten largest multi-purpose stadiums

Ten largest multi-purpose stadiums

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the first one on this list and it is located in Yarra Park, Melbourne. It is home to the Melbourne Cricket Club. This is the largest stadium in Australia. It also holds the world record for the highest light towers in the world; at a sporting venue that is. It was the main stadium for the Summer Olympics of 1956 and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. The stadium is often referred to as ‘The G’.
Samsung New Zealand partners with Eden Park to enrich fan experience

Samsung New Zealand partners with Eden Park to enrich fan experience

New Zealand’s national stadium, Eden Park, is delighted to announce a new five-year partnership with the world’s leading consumer electronics brand, Samsung Electronics.

 

The partnership announcement comes as Eden Park plays host to two test matches in New Zealand’s most anticipated rugby tour since 2005.

Experience Live Again: Developing New Strategies to Optimise the Fan Experience

Experience Live Again: Developing New Strategies to Optimise the Fan Experience

Ahead of the Stadium and Arena Congress 2017 we chat to Nick Sautner, General Manager – Commercial at The Eden Park Trust (Eden Park), who recently played host to three of the British & Irish Lions tour matched of New Zealand that were broadcast to over 200 million homes globally and attracted sell-out attendances of approximately 50,000 per fixture.

In this Q&A Nick shares with us details of Eden Park’s integrated Icon Partner Strategy and delves into the opportunities this Strategy has created for sponsor collaboration, an optimised fan experience, and revenue generation.     

Attracting Visitors and Revenue Year-Round with a Comprehensive Sporting Precinct

Attracting Visitors and Revenue Year-Round with a Comprehensive Sporting Precinct

Ahead of the Stadium and Arena Congress 2017 we chat to William Mannarelli, the Espai Barça Project Director at FC Barcelona. In this Q&A William shares with us the vision behind the Espai Barça Campus and explores the unique integrated features that are improving the visitor experience and generating year-round revenue.

Optimising the Fan Experience while Rejuvenating the Economy

Optimising the Fan Experience while Rejuvenating the Economy

Ahead of the Stadium and Arena Congress 2017, we chat to Richard Coulson, Director at Cox Architecture and Architectural Project Director for Townsville’s new $250 million North Queensland Stadium. Richard has previously been involved with the design of the Anna Meares Velodrome and the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, both of which will host events as part of the upcoming Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.  

In this article, Richard shares with us details of the multipurpose North Queensland Stadium, the new home of the 2015 NRL Premiership winners the North Queensland Cowboys, and delves into the state’s vision behind the project, which includes economic rejuvenation, a superior fan experience and long-term revenue generation.    

Camp Nou - Embracing the Past, Living in the Now and Planning for the Future.

Camp Nou - Embracing the Past, Living in the Now and Planning for the Future.

In this presentation from the 2017 Stadium and Arena congress, William Mannarelli, Director Àrea Patrimonial of FC Barcelona discusses:

  • The development of the Camp Nou business case and the subsequent master plan
  • Different revenue generation strategies that don’t inhibit the fans experience
  • Embracing the communities culture and the legacy of the club in the renovation of Camp Nou
How Digital Transformation is Revolutionizing and Modernizing the Fan Experience

How Digital Transformation is Revolutionizing and Modernizing the Fan Experience

In this presentation from the 2017 Stadium and Arena Congress, Greg Wiggill, Enterprise Application & Technology Support, Manager at the Melbourne Cricket Club discusses:

  • The current state of technology at the MCG
  • The future of digital transformation and how it will impact stadia and arena operators
  • Future initiatives including a new stadium App and what it means for the future


Harnessing Technology to Provide an  Unprecedented Experience for the Next  Generation of Fans

Harnessing Technology to Provide an Unprecedented Experience for the Next Generation of Fans

In this presentation from the 2017 Stadium and Arena Congress, Guy Hedderwick, Chief Executive Officer & Arena Stadium Management at the Adelaide 36ers & Adelaide Lightning

Utilising technology to provide unique services that cannot be replicated outside of the arena

Providing live statistics and data to enrich the fan’s involvement

Analysing, comprehending and using customer behaviour data


Perth Stadium – The Importance of Fan Experience in Modern Stadiums

Perth Stadium – The Importance of Fan Experience in Modern Stadiums

In this presentation from the 2017 Stadium and Arena Congress, Steve Humfrey, Principal Project Manager at Perth Stadium

Engaging with Individuals Requiring Universal Access (IRUA) to provide input into the design development process

Future proofing and keeping up with rapid technology changes

Designing a stadium to accommodate for more than just sporting events


Taxpayers will need to subsidise Sydney stadium overhauls, documents reveal

Taxpayers will need to subsidise Sydney stadium overhauls, documents reveal

The controversial redevelopments of the Allianz stadium at Moore Park and the ANZ stadium at Homebush will deliver negative returns on the New South Wales government’s investment, according to business cases made public today.

This means taxpayers will need to subsidise the stadiums over their life cycle, the documents show.

The analysis also reveals that the financial cases are strongly dependent on increasing the number of major events at Allianz, which runs the risk of cannibalising the revenues of the stadium at Homebush, currently the preferred venue for major events such as finals and internationals...

NSW says it is releasing sensitive stadiums and foster care documents 'voluntarily'

NSW says it is releasing sensitive stadiums and foster care documents 'voluntarily'

The business case for the controversial $2.3bn redevelopment plans for Sydney’s two major stadiums and the 2016 Tune report on out-of-home care for at-risk children will see the light of day this week.

The Berejiklian government agreed to release the reports, with redactions, but insisted it was doing so voluntarily and not in response to orders from the upper house that were passed after a frustrated Liberal crossed the floor.

But this decision may raise new questions of whether, by releasing documents voluntarily, the government has waived its claim of privilege in what has become a very public tussle between the parliament and the executive over accountability...