American online secondary ticketing business StubHub wants "to establish themselves" in the U.K. and have signed a £1.7M ($2.6M) deal with EPL team Everton FC to trade season tickets. If there is demand, this will allow Everton's membership to "re-sell seats well above face value." Rival firm Viagogo is "in the process of doing similar deals" with EPL teams Fulham, Aston Villa and Newcastle, with some clubs choosing to have a "minimum guarantee of face-value return as well as a maximum 25% mark-up" (London DAILY MAIL, 7/9).
APPOINTED: The [Northern] Irish FA has chosen U.K. and Ireland multidisciplinary planning, environmental and engineering firm RPS to advise on the preparation and submission of the planning application for the proposed redevelopment of the National Football Stadium in Belfast located at Windsor Park. RPS Regional Dir Raymond Holbeach will work with the Irish FA, the appointed Integrated Consultant Team, Planning NI and other statutory bodies to ensure a planning application is prepared (Irish FA).