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Stadiums

The sports industry is ever-changing and the traditional ‘stadium’ has had to adapt to these changes in order entice crowds from the couches to the stands, and make use of stadiums outside of sporting seasons. From analytics surrounding the movement of crowds, to digital innovations designed to personalise the in-stadium fan experience the traditional stadium continues to adapt. 

21
Aug

David Bekham’s Inter Miami stadium ‘contaminated’

Source: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/49415758 The proposed stadium site for David Beckham’s Inter Miami MLS franchise, Melreese Golf Course, has been ‘contaminated’ with arsenic  levels more than twice the legal limit. An environmental report has disclosed that barium and lead levels also exceeded legal limits. The site was previously used as a waste site for incinerator ash. The...
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21
Aug

NetEase to invest $725m building Shanghai Esports park

Source: https://technode.com/2019/08/05/netease-rmb-5-billion-e-sports-park-shanghai/ NetEase has announced its plans to invest over RMB 5 billion (around $ 725 million) in building an Esports park in Shanghai. The news was made on Saturday 3 August during the 2019 China Digital Entertainment Congress (CDEC). NetEase has officially started the planning and construction of the first stage of the Esports...
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10
Aug

Pro Golfers keeping fit with ‘mobile wellness centres’ on the PGA Tour

Source: https://www.sporttechie.com/pga-tour-pro-golfers-technogym-fitness-weight-training-recovery/ Fitness routines for pro golfers have become increasingly complex and personalised in recent years. According to Digby Watt, physical therapist on the PGA Tour, golfers in 2019 had minimal fitness routines that consisted of stretching pre-game and ice-packing at the end of the day. Fast forward to 2019 and golfers are now expected to...
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09
Jul

Atlanta’s Hawks Focus on Venue Renovation and Fan Experience

Source: https://www.frntofficesport.com/hawks-fan-experience/   The NBA’s Game Experience Survey has shown that the Hawks rank 1# in overall game experience. 79% of Hawks fans responding that Atlanta’s game experience was ‘Great’ or ‘Outstanding’ compared to 57% in the 2017-18 season. State Farm Arena, previously Phillips Arena, finished a $192.5 million renovation at the end of last...
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05
Jul

Tottenham exploring option to show Champion League at new stadium

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7010263/Tottenham-exploring-option-Champions-League-final-stadium.html Tottenham has reached the finals of the champion league in a history first for the north London club. In anticipation of the final game next month, Tottenham is looking into the option of opening their new stadium. This comes after confirmation that only 16,000 tickets will be given to Tottenham supporters to see...
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02
Jul

Manchester City unveils immersive AR stadium tour to celebrate 125th birthday

Source: https://blooloop.com/news/manchester-city-stadium-tour-augmented-reality-immersive-technology/   The Manchester City Tour has launched an immersive tour experience to show fans the club’s history and heritage. Promising a high-tech and digitally-enhanced experience, the our will incorporate 3D holographic, augmented reality (AR) and a 360-degree cinema scan, which is a first ever in the Premier League. The tour includes an exhibition...
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01
Jul

Tottenham Hotspur FC’s new state-of-the-art stadium

Source: https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252463208/CIO-interview-Sanjeev-Katwa-director-of-technology-Tottenham-Hotspur-FC Tottenham’s new stadium is touted to be the most technologically advanced in the world. It’s IT lead, Sanjeev Katwa, speaking to Computer Weekly, has described it as “the best stadium in the world… what we’ve done here has really exceeded everything I ever imagined”. The new stadium is not only home to Premier...
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07
Mar

Smart innovations will enhance the ArenA visitor experience

The Johan Cruijff ArenA, in collaboration with Ajax and the KNVB, is developing innovative new services for visitors. Smart innovations should enhance the visitor experience by, for instance, providing exclusive content for events, showing visitors the shortest lines in the stadium and pointing to the fastest route to a seat. The ArenA is challenging companies...
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