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  • Winners of TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2022 Announced
    The winners of TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2022 have been announced at Emirates Old Trafford stadium in Manchester. Among the winners were Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke, who was named Executive of the Year, Optus Stadium, which picked up the award for the Venue of the Year, and Henk Markerink, the Former CEO of ...
    Date: 06 Jul 2022
    1 month ago
  • #SBS22 Preview: 49ers’ menu-inclusive season ticket
    In a surprise move, NFL’s 49ers announced a major overhaul in the way it provides food and beverage to its season ticketholders – the Member Inclusive Menu (MIM). As we reported on our TheStadiumBusiness.com news channel, this was a bold, industry-first move by the esteemed San Francisco franchise.Its members ...
    Date: 23 Jun 2022
    2 months ago
  • #SBS22 Preview: 49ers’ season ticket that feeds the fan experience
    In 2019, the San Francisco 49ers announced a major overhaul into the way they provided food to members – the Member Inclusive Menu (MIM). Why did they do this and what does it involve we hear you ask? Alison Lu, Business Strategy & Analytics for the San Francisco 49ers will ...
    Date: 23 Jun 2022
    2 months ago
  • #SBS22 Speaker Preview: LAFC – The Stadium of Future Now
    Where will your stadium be in 2030? Too far away to be a priority? Christian Lau from Los Angeles FC begs to differ and he will be telling us all about it at #SBS22! Christian, will offer his insights in to the technology platforms being used by LAFC that may ...
    Date: 20 Jun 2022
    2 months ago
  • #SBS22 Preview: Tech and Events Insights with Eden Park
    #SBS22 attendees are in for a double treat with our next speaker – Nick Sautner, CEO of The Eden Park Trust, New Zealand. Nick has over 20 years experience in the stadium, event, and entertainment sectors, for the past two and a half years he has led an incessant mission ...
    Date: 16 Jun 2022
    2 months ago
  • #SBS22 Preview: MCG – A Sustainability Journey
    Sustainability – without doubt, the essential operational focus for our sector … now and in the years ahead. Melbourne Cricket Ground has lead the way when it comes to recycling – even the turf gets a second lease of life! Between 2013 and 2019 MCG increased the amount of recycled ...
    Date: 15 Jun 2022
    2 months ago
  • #SBS22 Preview: Digital Upgrade at Principality Stadium
    Sharing the journey of the digital makeover of one of the UK’s leading stadiums, Andrew Smith, Sales Director – UK, VITEC returns to The StadiumBusiness Summit. Andrew will share his insights into The Digital Upgrade: Taking the Principality Stadium into the new digital era for content delivery, hospitality, and live ...
    Date: 14 Jun 2022
    2 months ago
  • #SBS22 Preview: Activate Your Stadium Real Estate!
    What if you were able to activate your real estate 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year? GroundWOW’s print management platform and stadia ground printers allow you to turn campus-wide real estate into a profitable new revenue stream. For game days and non-game days. Efficient. Engaging. Profitable. The ...
    Date: 14 Jun 2022
    2 months ago
  • #SBA22 AWARDS: 2022 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
    TheStadiumBusiness is delighted to unveil the finalists for the stadium sector’s 2022 Awards. Our congratulations to all of our finalists for making the shortlists. We will be in touch shortly to advise the next steps of your nomination. Meanwhile, the full dossier (and supporting evidence) has been compiled and is ...
    Date: 25 May 2022
    2 months ago
  • #SBA22 AWARDS: FINALISTS UNVEILED
    TheStadiumBusiness is delighted to unveil the finalists for the stadium sector’s 2022 Awards. Our congratulations to all of our finalists for making the shortlists. We will be in touch shortly to advise the next steps of your nomination. Meanwhile, the full dossier (and supporting evidence) has been compiled and is ...
    Date: 25 May 2022
    2 months ago
  • #SBS22 Guest Spotlight: National Stadium Complex, Vilnius
    Ahead of TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2022Sarunas Stepukonis, partner at BaltCap Infrastructure Fund, discusses the new National Stadium Complex that is being developed in Vilnius, Lithuania. In January, work commenced to deliver a new National Stadium for Lithuania through the demolition of a previously aborted project. Vilnius City Municipality in October hailed a “new ...
    Date: 25 May 2022
    2 months ago
  • #SBS22 Guest Spotlight: Ergo Arena
    Ahead of TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2022Kamil Kukułka, executive board advisor – commercialisation for the Ergo Arena, discusses how the venue in Gdańsk, Poland has fared following its reopening amid COVID-19, along with what is on the agenda moving forward. Kukułka owns Sport Innovation, an independent sales and marketing agency founded in 2008, ...
    Date: 11 May 2022
    3 months ago
  • #SBS22 Guest Spotlight: Southampton FC
    Ahead of TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2022, Darren Parker, IT Operations Manager at Southampton, discusses the Premier League club’s plans to enhance the fan experience at St. Mary’s. Parker joined Southampton as the club’s IT Service Desk Manager in October 2017 and has held the role of IT Operations Manager since February ...
    Date: 05 May 2022
    3 months ago
  • #SBS22 Guest Spotlight: National Ice Centre & Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
    Ahead of TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2022Martin Ingham, chief executive of National Ice Centre & Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, discusses how the venues have fared following their reopening amid COVID-19, along with what is on the agenda moving forward. Ingham has worked for National Ice Centre & Motorpoint Arena Nottingham for over two decades, ...
    Date: 29 Apr 2022
    3 months ago
  • #SBS22 Guest Spotlight: National Ice Centre & Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
    Ahead of TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2022Martin Ingham, chief executive of National Ice Centre & Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, discusses how the venues have fared following their reopening amid COVID-19, along with what is on the agenda moving forward. Ingham has worked for National Ice Centre & Motorpoint Arena Nottingham for over two decades, ...
    Date: 29 Apr 2022
    3 months ago
  • #SBS22 Guest Spotlight: Johan Cruijff ArenA
    Ahead of TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2022, Tanja Dik, Chief Executive of Johan Cruijff ArenA, discusses the return of Ajax fans to the stadium, as well as upcoming events at the venue. TheStadiumBusiness: How is the reopening/return of fans going at Johan Cruijff ArenA? Tanja Dik: Good, the last couple of months it’s ...
    Date: 26 Apr 2022
    3 months ago
  • #SBS22 Guest Spotlight: Nokia Arena
    Ahead of TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2022Marko Hurme, CEO of Tampere Deck and Arena Management Oy, discusses how the Nokia Arena has fared in its opening months, along with what is on the agenda for the venue moving forward. Hurme has served in his current role since November 2019, having joined from Finnish betting ...
    Date: 12 Apr 2022
    4 months ago
  • #SBS22 Guestlist: More teams. More venues.
    More teams and more venues are set to join us in Manchester for #SBS22. In the past week we’ve confirmed C-level delegations from Real Madrid CF, AS Roma, Ascot, MCG and Manchester United FC… to namedrop just a few! Here’s a selection of teams, venues and leagues already registered for ...
    Date: 04 Apr 2022
    4 months ago
  • #SBA22: Nominations Open
    Calling all innovators, pioneers and visionaries! Nominations for TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2022 open today. For the 13th edition of the industry’s most presitigious Awards, entries are invited across nine open categories – covering operations, sustainability, marketing, venue tech and more. For full details see the Awards section. Or, if you are ...
    Date: 31 Mar 2022
    4 months ago
  • #SBA22: Awards judging panel unveiled
    With nominations set to open later this week, we are delighted to unveil the Judging Panel for TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2022 (#SBA22). Our sincere thanks to these fantastic, industry leaders who will be casting their votes to determine this year’s – the 13th annual – Awards winners (clockwise from top right): ...
    Date: 29 Mar 2022
    4 months ago
  • #SBS22 Guest Spotlight: River Plate
    Ahead of TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2022, Walter Lanosa, General Manager at River Platediscusses the return of fans in Argentina and the club’s plans to redevelop its El Monumental stadium. Lanosa joined River Plate in December after spending nine years as chief executive of sustainable energy company Genneia. River Plate is currently carrying ...
    Date: 29 Mar 2022
    4 months ago
  • #SBS22 Guest Spotlight: Bristol Rovers
    Ahead of TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2022Tom Gorringe, CEO of English League Two football club Bristol Rovers, discusses how the Memorial Stadium has fared during the COVID-19 reopening, along with what is on the agenda for the club in the coming months. Having first joined Bristol Rovers as commercial director in September 2017, ...
    Date: 23 Mar 2022
    5 months ago
  • #SBS22 Guest Spotlight: Woking FC
    Ahead of TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2022Simon Jones, head of F&B and corporate hospitality for English National League football club Woking, discusses how Laithwaite Community Stadium has fared during the COVID-19 reopening, along with what is on the agenda for the club in the coming months. Prior to the 2021-22 season, 90% of ...
    Date: 16 Mar 2022
    5 months ago
  • #SBS22 Guest Spotlight: Manchester City
    Ahead of TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2022, Trish Neiwand-Kyle, Senior Business Development Manager at Manchester City, discusses the return of supporters to the Etihad Stadium and the club’s fan engagement plans over the coming months. City recently partnered with Sony to develop new digital fan experiences, including a virtual recreation of the ...
    Date: 08 Mar 2022
    5 months ago
  • Guestlist Spotlight
    Ahead of TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2022, Rob Wicks, commercial director at Scottish Premiership football club Aberdeen, discusses how Pittodrie stadium has fared during the COVID-19 reopening, along with what is on the agenda for the club in the coming months. Wicks joined Aberdeen in January 2018 following over 10 years working ...
    Date: 25 Feb 2022
    5 months ago
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