Featured Story

British Pubs Turn Away From Using Live Sports To Attract Customers

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 28 / 14

Pub companies and landlords "are turning their back on live sport as a magnet for attracting customers and darkening their TVs instead, signalling the decline in a relationship that was integral to the development of the Premier League and Sky," according to Blitz & Mance of the FINANCIAL TIMES....

Read More

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

More Stories

07/14/14
Facility Notes

The Japan Sport Council "has now unveiled images of ZHA’s redesigned Tokyo National Stadium, which Zaha Hadid Architects say will 'make the stadium even more efficient, user-focused, adaptable and sustainable.'" The capacity of the stadium "will remain at 80,000 seats." The Japanese Government ...

Tags: Facilities

07/11/14
HK Stadium Closure Rules Out EPL Visits

The Hong Kong FA "has questioned the timing of renovations to Hong Kong Stadium next year which will deprive the city of visits" by EPL clubs Liverpool and Arsenal, according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. HKFA CEO Mark Sutcliffe said that the 40,000-seat venue in So Kon Po "would b ...

Tags: Facilities, China

07/10/14
Bristol City Owner Investing In Wi-Fi

League One side Bristol City FC and Bristol Rugby Clubs Owner Steve Lansdown is "investing in a plan to fit out stadiums up and down the country with Wi-Fi connectivity," according to Sean Martin of the INT'L BUSINESS TIMES. Lansdown, who is also co-founder of financial services firm Hargreaves ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

07/09/14
Austria Vienna To Invest In Stadium

Austrian football Bundesliga side Austria Vienna "will invest in its infrastructure," according to the ORF. As part of a larger project, the club "will increase the capacity of the Generali-Arena to 17,000 by '17." Austria Finance Dir Markus Kraetschmer said, "If there's one thing we've learned from ...

Tags: Facilities, Europe

07/09/14
League Secures Financing For Stadium

The Canadian Premier League T20 has secured financing for the construction of a 35,000-seat covered stadium for int'l cricket. Designed by WSP Canada/Architecture 49, the stadium will be the first purposed-built covered cricket facility in the world with a natural grass surface and a fixed roof that ...

Tags: Facilities, North America

07/07/14
Groupama Renames Budapest Stadium

French insurer Groupama "has acquired the naming rights to the new home" of Hungarian football side Ferencvarosi Torna Club, according to SOCCEREX. The long-term deal, brokered by Lagardère Unlimited Stadium Solutions, "sees the 23,800-seater stadium in Budapest, which is set to open in Augus ...

Tags: Facilities, Europe

07/07/14
Girona Backs Off Stadium-Sharing Pact

Spanish second division side Girona's administrative council "shot down a petition to share its Montilivi Stadium with Llagostera," which will also compete in the second division next year after earning promotion, according to the EFE. Both "parties had initially agreed to share the facility." Giron ...

Tags: Europe, Facilities

07/04/14
Liverpool Picks Carillion For Anfield Deal

British facilities management and construction firm Carillion "has been chosen" as Liverpool's preferred bidder for the £75M ($129M) expansion of its Anfield stadium, according to Laurence Dodds of the London TELEGRAPH. If given planning permission, the long-touted make-over will increase the ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

07/03/14
Construction Displaces Tottenham

Tottenham is "reluctantly reaching the conclusion" it will be unable to play at White Hart Lane during the final season before its planned move to a new ground, according to Tom Collomosse of the London EVENING STANDARD. The club hopes to be in its new £400M ($687M), 56,000-seat stadium in tim ...

Tags: United Kingdom, Facilities

07/02/14
Leyton Orient Drop Legal Case

League One side Leyton Orient has "dropped a legal battle" against West Ham's move to London's Olympic Stadium and "reached an undisclosed settlement with the Premier League," according to David Kent of the London DAILY MAIL. Orient Chair Barry Hearn "wanted to explore the options of a groundshare a ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug