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  • #SBS21 PREVIEW: Creating a Winning Fan Experience
    The early stages of the pandemic left a stadium-sized void in the hearts of many sports enthusiasts and concert-goers who missed experiencing the pastimes they revered. It also gave venue operators time to reimagine and explore how to create entertainment hubs that suit multipurpose operations year-round and to implement interactive ...
    Date: 18 Oct 2021
    2 days ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: Getting Closer – Innovation in Hospitality
    “Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Saints and our Tunnel Club is the first hospitality experience of its kind in rugby,” says #SBS21 guest speaker Ed Turnham, Northampton Saints’ Head of Sales ahead of this year’s Summit. In 2019, Franklin’s Gardens, home to Premiership rugby club ...
    Date: 13 Oct 2021
    1 week ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: Allegiant Stadium – The design story for NFL’s home in Vegas
    Delegates at #SBS21 will be treated to a unique perspective on one of the most stunning new stadiums on the planet. Allegiant Stadium is the new Las Vegas home of the NFL’s Raiders and its architect David Manica, President of MANICA Architecture returns to our Summit stage to share its ...
    Date: 07 Oct 2021
    2 weeks ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: Using smart security cameras to deliver a superior fan experience
    Powerful security cameras in sports facilities provide video data, smart apps on the cameras analyze data and trigger appropriate actions. Surveillance that required complex computer systems in the past is now executed directly on the devices. Handling is simple and user-friendly and the benefits are enormous. The best part is that the cameras are already installed in many facilities. ...
    Date: 07 Oct 2021
    2 weeks ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: Lean Management & the New Fan Experience
    Zalgiris basketball club in Kaunas is the most famous and best-supported basketball club in Lithuania. The club also operates the largest indoor arena in the Baltics – Žalgirio Arena – which functions as a 365 day flexible and innovative venue, hosting international sell-out concerts, large exhibitions and national conferences. We ...
    Date: 29 Sep 2021
    3 weeks ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: Stop attempting to please everyone
    We’re delighted to welcome back to the speaker line-up Bart Wiley – a familiar (and very fan-centric) face to our Summit community over the years. After 20 years with the Seattle Sounders organisation wrapping up as Chief Business Officer for the MLS team, Bart now serves as the CEO, North ...
    Date: 29 Sep 2021
    3 weeks ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: From reactive to pro-active operations
    We kick-off a series of Speaker Previews ahead of #SBS21 by exploring the emergence of ‘mission critical’ operations software with Scott Meyers, Founder & EVP of 24/7 Software. TheStadiumBusiness: Could you tell us more about 24/7 Software’s presence in the sports venues market and how this has developed over recent ...
    Date: 23 Sep 2021
    4 weeks ago
  • Awards: Nominations Open!
    After the toughest of years, who deserves some recognition?Nominations open today for the 12th annual TheStadiumBusiness Awards.  Who are the heroes, the innovators and the visionaries? And what are the great campaigns, venues and ideas which got us through the toughest of times? NOMINATE NOW The post Awards: Nominations Open! appeared first on TheStadiumBusiness Summit. ...
    Date: 22 Jul 2021
    3 months ago
  • Awards: 2021 Judging Panel
    We’re coming out the other side of a global pandemic which has impacted our business, our colleagues and our clients on an unprecedented scale. As we look to restart – and ahead of this year’s Summit – we’re looking to recognise the heroes, the innovators, the visionaries and ...
    Date: 14 Jul 2021
    3 months ago
  • SURVEY: What’s on our minds?
    Ahead of this year’s Summit, TheStadiumBusiness took the opportunity to survey our global stadium community to identify and track the key trends in the sector. We reached out to 450 C-level stadium, arena and sports venue executives across a host of leagues and 22 countries. This wasn’t a forensive scientific ...
    Date: 11 Mar 2021
    7 months ago
  • #SBS20 Virtual Event. Real Winners
    Bridging the virtual and real worlds, our Tuscan hampers from Fattoria la Vialla have arrived with our prizewinning networkers from #SBS20 Online. Operations consultant Pete Watts of Rockvolt (left) got in touch: “A fabulous gift full of goodies. Tartufi al Cioccolato and Viallini bites went quickly, and with great appreciation! ...
    Date: 10 Feb 2021
    8 months ago
  • #SBS20 Virtual event. Real results
    We’d like to share our gratitude to everyone who contributed to #SBS20 Online last month. It wasn’t the ‘usual format’ of our established sociable, professional Summit: hugs and handshakes were replaced by taps and apps. But we welcome a truly global, C-level audience with many (55%+) of participants first-timers ...
    Date: 05 Jan 2021
    10 months ago
  • #SBS20 Thank you
    A year of unprecedented challenges for the stadium industry ended on a high with TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2020 going virtual for the first time to host industry executives from across the globe as news broke of the world’s first approved COVID-19 vaccine in the UK… On the evening of day two of ...
    Date: 16 Dec 2020
    10 months ago
  • Attendance Update: Who’s coming along?
    Each year TheStadiumBusiness Summit hosts the world’s leading gathering of key thinkers, movers and shakers from across the global sports and entertainment world. Here’s a sampling of attendees already registered for our 2021 edition: • Stadium Development Head of Finance, Everton FC • Commercial Director, Northampton Saints RFC • Chairman, ...
    Date: 23 Nov 2020
    11 months ago
  • Attendance Update: Who’s getting involved?
    Each year TheStadiumBusiness Summit hosts the world’s leading gathering of key thinkers, movers and shakers from across the global sports and entertainment world. Here’s a sampling of the stadium experts who joined us last year: • CEO, Accor Arena • CEO, Kardinia Park Stadium Trust • CEO, Leyton Orient FC ...
    Date: 23 Nov 2020
    11 months ago
  • Attendance Update: Who’s with us online this year?
    Each year TheStadiumBusiness Summit hosts the world’s leading gathering of key thinkers, movers and shakers from across the global sports and entertainment world. Here’s a sampling of the stadium experts joining us online this year: • CEO, Accor Arena • CEO, Kardinia Park Stadium Trust • CEO, Leyton Orient ...
    Date: 23 Nov 2020
    11 months ago
  • Update: Over 150 teams & venues confirmed. More to come
    Six weeks to go and we’re delighted to announce that we already have our largest confirmed attendance from teams and stadia. Here’s a selection of those organisations which have confirmed they’ll be logging in with us this year:   • 2023 Summer World University Games • 3 Arena (formerly O2 ...
    Date: 20 Oct 2020
    1 year ago
  • Reopen & Reimagine: The Summit moves online
    Despite our desire and preference, it’s clear that bringing together our global community in person is simply unviable. But there is also a growing need for more clarity, more ideas on how we reopen, restart and reimagine our sector post-covid. As such, we will deliver this year’s Summit online on ...
    Date: 06 Oct 2020
    1 year ago
  • Reopen & Reimagine: The Summit gathers online
    Despite our desire and preference, it’s clear that bringing together our global community in person is simply unviable. But there is also a growing need for more clarity, more ideas on how we reopen, restart and reimagine our sector post-covid. As such, we will deliver this year’s Summit online on ...
    Date: 06 Oct 2020
    1 year ago
  • Launching the 2020 VIP Project Programme
    Over the last few months, events in stadiums around the world have been on pause but the flip side of this ‘pause in business’ has created additional time for clubs and teams to focus on their stadium projects. Each year the Summit invites a selection of VIP delegations representing the ...
    Date: 26 Aug 2020
    1 year ago
  • Hosting events in the ‘new norm’
    While the majority of UK venues have been closed over the last few months due to COVID-19, the team at Emirates Old Trafford (home of Lancashire County Cricket Club) has been demonstrating how to successfully host (international) matches behind closed doors during lockdown. And now they are ready to share ...
    Date: 23 Jul 2020
    1 year ago
  • 2020 Awards Winners Announced
    The winners of TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2020 are announced today to celebrate the global stadium sector’s outstanding success stories of the previous 12 months. “The stadium sports and entertainment sector is in turmoil. Never before have so many events been cancelled, so many venues closed — with such broad restrictions on travel put ...
    Date: 22 Apr 2020
    1 year ago
  • Speaker Preview: Allegiant Stadium – the one to see
    Last year all industry eyes were on Tottenham Hotspur FC to see what it was delivering in its new stadium. This year eyes are being drawn ‘across the pond’ to the NFL and on the latest generation of the USA’s mega-stadia. And where better to experience sports as entertainment – ...
    Date: 12 Mar 2020
    2 years ago
  • Speaker Preview: The first year at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
    Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been our industry’s most-anticipated, most talked-about and, increasingly, the most-celebrated new stadium opening over the past year. Winning praise from all quarters, the new stadium has been hailed as a “game-changer” for the industry. So what’s made it so succseful? What are the operational aspects which ...
    Date: 04 Mar 2020
    2 years ago
  • KEYNOTE PREVIEW: AI, ChatBots and Your Touchpoints
    Artificial intelligence has ushered in a new age for professional sports. Thanks to technology like chat bots, organisations can be much more efficient with their manpower in serving the needs of fans before, during, and after games. We welcome Don White, CEO & Co-Founder, Satisfi Labs to TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2020 ...
    Date: 02 Mar 2020
    2 years ago
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