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The ‘best ever’ Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific Preliminary Conference Program has been unveiled this week, with a stunning array of industry-elite speakers to share their invaluable insights during the 2.5 day event.

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During the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Future Arena will host the handball games and be packed with 12,000 spectators. When the Games are over, its structure will be dismantled and used in the construction of four state schools, thus leaving a lasting legacy to the city of Rio de Janeiro. Three schools will be constructed in Barra da Tijuca and one in Maracanã – each accommodating 500 students – as part of a 178 million reais (GB£48m/US$77m/€57m) legacy project.

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The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government have announced the Tokyo 2020 Live Site Programme ‘Rio to Tokyo’ that will take place during the Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and across Japan, as a foretaste of the next summer Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Tokyo in 2020.

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Rio’s ambitions to stage the world’s “best value” Olympics hinge, in part, on applying many of the legacy planning strategies of the London 2012 Games. With just two months to go until the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Rio is “on the cusp” of reaping the same legacy benefits enjoyed by London, according to AECOM, the company behind both cities’ Olympic masterplans.

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We are delighted to announce that our ‘live’ event, Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016, will take place at a brand new venue – the Yokohama Arena in the City of Yokohama, Japan, from 26-28 September 2016. This 18th Stadia & Arena event will bring you together with many of the industry leaders in all aspects of sports venue design/build, management, operations and technology from around the world.
Our last two events have welcomed 500 attendees, with 50+ industry-expert speakers, 40+ industry-leading exhibitors and sponsors, all in addition to the high-level attendees from clubs, venues, leagues, federations etc. The 2.5-day event provides attendees with a unique opportunity to network, knowledge-share, learn and do business, all under one roof. Please register your interest in attending &/or participating in Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific by visiting our website at: www.saevents.uk.com or email the Event Director, Sam Wibrew, at: sam@aladltd.co.uk

Yokohama Arena

With a total area of 8,000sqm and a capacity of 17,000, Yokohama Arena is one of the largest multipurpose indoor arenas in Japan. It can hold music concerts, sporting events, shows, exhibitions, and a variety of other events. Yokohama Arena utilises such state-of-the-art equipment as 11,000 computer-controlled movable seats, a large four-screen projection system and a ceiling capable of suspending more than 100 tons.

Yokohama City

The City of Yokohama is Japan’s 2nd most populated city and a great tourist destination. Why not combine your participation in the Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific event with a visit to the colourful Shin-yokohama precinct, Cosmo World, the seaside Minato Mirai district with its 296m Landmark Tower, or even plan a tour to the magnificent Mount Fuji (Fuji-san) – Japan’s largest peak at 3,776m?

 

NB: You can read a comprehensive post-show review of our Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015 event in the latest Showcase Special edition of PanStadia & Arena Management and you can also watch a video online at: www.saevents.uk.com

 

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The Olympic Hockey Centre has two match fields and one training pitch (Photo: Rio 2016/Alexandre Loureiro)

Work on venues at Barra and Deodoro Olympic Parks is almost complete. At Barra, the three Carioca Arenas are more than 95 per cent complete, the Future Arena  is 100 per cent, the Olympic Aquatics Stadium  is 96 per cent and International Broadcast Centre  is 100 per cent complete.

At Deodoro, the completed canoe slalom course will host the sport’s test event 29 November, and the finished BMX track hosted its test event last month. The nearby mountain bike course is also ready.

The hockey field held a test event beginning 24 November – eight teams featuring 144 players and 230 employees from 25 organising committee departments assisted by 166 volunteers at the five-day event.

Rio 2016 hockey manager Eduardo dos Santos Leonardo said:

Competition operations, results and medical services will be among the main areas tested.

The field of play, technology, sport presentation and results will be in full operation in Deodoro, working in the same way that they will during the Olympic Games.

The Rio golf  course  was unveiled on 22 November. The sport returns after a 112-year absence (St Louis 1904). Designed by American Gil Hanse, the 970,000m² course will have capacity for 15,000 fans during the Games and afterwards will help increase public participation in the sport in Brazil.

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The 280m canoe slalom course will host its test event, the Aquece Rio International Canoe Slalom, 24-29 November. The Olympic and Paralympic Village is now 97 per cent complete.

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Rio de Janeiro’s city government has provided its monthly update on the construction of new venues for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, showing that work at Barra Olympic Park, the main competition cluster, is now 92 per cent complete (up from 89 per cent last month). The city government’s figures showed that 12 venues across the two Olympic Parks are at least 90 per cent complete, compared with six last month.

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In Barra, good progress was recorded at the Olympic Aquatics Centre (94 per cent complete, up from 89 per cent last month), Future Arena (96 per cent, up from 87 per cent), Olympic Tennis Centre (80 per cent, up from 74 per cent) and Rio Olympic Velodrome (70 per cent, up from 65 per cent). Meanwhile, work on the athletes’ village is now 97 per cent complete, up from 91 per cent last month.

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Work is also progressing well at Deodoro Olympic Park, the second largest competition cluster, where work on two venues – the BMX and mountain bike courses – is complete, while the canoe slalom course is now 98 per cent finished, up from 85 per cent last month.

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The Rio de Janeiro city government, which is managing the construction works, provided the venue-by-venue percentages and photos below:
BARRA OLYMPIC PARK:
Carioca Arena 1 – 94%
Carioca Arena 2 – 96%
Carioca Arena 3 – 97%
Rio Olympic Velodromo – 70%
Olympic Tennis Centre – 80%
Future Arena – 96%
Olympic Aquatics Stadium – 94%
International Broadcast Centre – 97%
Main Press Centre – 90%
Hotel – 84%

BARRA, BUT NOT IN PARK:
Olympic and Paralympic Village – 97%
Olympic Golf Course – 98%

DEODORO OLYMPIC PARK:
Mountain Bike Centre – 100%
Olympic BMX Centre – 100%
Whitewater Stadium – 98%
Youth Arena – 68%

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All photos except Carioca Arenas: Rio City Government/Renato Sette Camara
Carioca Arenas photo – Rio City Government/Dhani Borges

$200m Estadio BBVA Bancomer opens as a new model for Mexican stadia

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Monterrey, Mexico, is now officially ‘home’ to the most advanced soccer stadium in Latin America, with Estadio BBVA Bancomer, home of C.F. Monterrey, having officially opened its doors on August 2, 2015, as the new model for Mexican stadia.

The USD$200m stadium, designed by global architecture firm Populous, in collaboration with VFO Architects, is being celebrated as the most hospitality-driven stadium in the region.

David Lizarraga, lead architect on the project and Senior Associate at Populous, commented:

Without a doubt, Estadio BBVA Bancomer will usher in the next generation of stadiums in Latin America. The level of detail in the design – from the stadium’s façade, which speaks to Monterrey’s heritage, to the hospitality experience – is unmatched. The stadium is a modern marvel; it’s been truly special to see the new home for Rayados come to life in Monterrey.

Inspired by the region’s history of brewing and steel manufacturing, the stadium’s self-supported tripod-like structure creates a sculptural design. The structure is clad in metallic armature and aluminium, paying tribute to the steels mills that once thrived in the city. The silhouette of brewing stills influenced the asymmetrical shape of the stadium that lowers to the south, framing the famous Cerro de la Silla Mountain.

The stadium’s design incorporates the most significant premium experience in any soccer stadium across the globe, with neighbourhood seating spaces designed for the hospitality-driven fan. The venue’s 4,500 club seats and 324 suites create a well-rounded experience and are coupled with a seating bowl that allows for intimate views, bringing fans closer to the field than any other stadium in the region.

 

About Estadio BBVA Bancomer

Estadio BBVA Bancomer was developed for FEMSA and C.F. Monterrey in Guadalupe, Greater Monterrey. The stadium replaces the leased Estadio Tecnológico as the home of the Rayados, ending 63 years of residency at that stadium. It was inaugurated on 2 August 2015 with the eighth edition of the Eusébio Cup.

It is the most recent generation venue responsibly planned and integrated into its surroundings by its architectural design, created by one of the firms that have developed more stadiums than any firm in the world, Populous, along with VFO Architects, one of the most experienced companies in sporting venues in Mexico.

About Populous

Populous has designed a number of projects in Latin America, including Arena das Dunas, which hosted a number of matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup; Estadio Omnilife, home of Chivas, and its current work on the new ballpark for Los Diablos Rojos del Mexico.

Populous is a global leader in designing environments that draw people together, from stadiums to convention centres; airports to mixed-use developments. The firm has designed more than 2,000 projects worth USD$30bn.

For further information, go to: populous.com

The list of industry elite speakers at this September’s must-attend conference and exhibition for those involved in sports venue design, build, management, operation, fit-out and technology, Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015, reads like a veritable ‘Who’s Who’.

With more than 50 speakers now confirmed, the latest group of top industry professionals to confirm their participation at this 3-day event, being held at the Singapore Sports Hub from September 28-30, includes:

  • Trevor Easley, Host Country Security Design, Risk and Assurance Lead, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (2022 FIFA World Cup™ Qatar)
  • Douglas Danapal, Business Manager, Singapore Rugby Union (hosts of the World Rugby Sevens Series/Singapore 7’s in April 2016)
  • Melissa Pine, Tournament Director, WTA Finals Singapore
  • Jin Teik Oon, COO, Singapore Sports Hub
  • Brian Morris, CEO, Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust
  • Jason Hill, General Manager Commercial, Sydney Cricket Ground & Sports Ground Trust

Literally billions of dollars-worth of projects will be featured during the event, including the Rod Laver Arena redevelopment, home of the Australian Open; the new Shantou University Sports Park in China; and the new Zhuhai Tennis Centre, host of the WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai from 2015-2019; as well as a conference session focused solely on providing a regional roundup of projects and opportunities across Singapore, Australia and Indonesia.

Another huge coup for this year’s event is that the Disney Institute has confirmed their involvement, with two top executives, Alice Edinger and Wing Tan, to take part both in a panel session and to give a very special Closing Keynote.

With Asia Pacific offering an unrivalled number of sports venue development opportunities over the next eight years, with the region playing host to the 2018 Winter Olympics, 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Summer Olympics, Singapore is definitely the place to be this September if you want to be involved in any of these projects.

If you haven’t already booked your place at this must-attend event, then we have even more good news for you; with the special Early Bird delegate pass promotion having now been extended until August 14. Delegates receive:

  •  Access to ALL conference sessions (i.e. both streams 1 and 2)
  • Free entrance to the Opening Reception
  • Free entrance to the main Evening Networking Reception on Day 2
  • All food and drink on site
  • Access to the VIP lounge in the exhibit hall (new for this year!)
  • The opportunity to attend a practical workshop demonstration of turf maintenance equipment at a nearby venue

Make sure to guarantee your place at Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015 by visiting the website: www.saevents.uk.com TODAY or for further information contact the Event Director, Sam Wibrew, via email at: sam@aladltd.co.uk or Tel: +44 (0)208 133 7678.

 

Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific is PanStadia & Arena Management’s ‘live’ conference and exhibition, which is held annually, and covers all aspects of sports venue design, build, management, operation, fit-out and technology. For the latest event news or to book your place at this must-attend event, go to: www.saevents.uk.com

 

 

Our inaugural Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2014 event welcomed more than 500 industry professionals to the Singapore Sports Hub.

Our inaugural Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2014 event welcomed more than 500 industry professionals to the Singapore Sports Hub.

_JBA1794 _JBA1750 Jamal Alias Photography www.jamalalias.com

 

Rio Olympics, Barra Olympic Park, Carioca Arena 3

Carioca Arena 3, which will host fencing, taekwondo and judo, is the first venue in the Barra Olympic Park to have its seating section completed – all 10,000 of the blue and green units.

Rio Olympics, Barra Olympic Park, Carioca Arena 3 seating being installed

Rio Olympics, Barra Olympic Park, Carioca Arena 3 seating being installed

The seating installation team now move on to Carioca Arena 1, which will host basketball, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby, and then Carioca Arena 2, which will stage Olympic judo and wrestling, plus boccia during the Paralympic Games.

Rio Olympics, Barra Olympic Park, Carioca Arenas

Rio Olympics, Barra Olympic Park, Carioca Arenas

The metallic roof of Carioca Arena 3 is complete and installation of the 285 wooden beams that will form part of its facade began in January. The sinuous aluminium sections that interlock between the beams are also being installed.

Tokyo wildcard sports

Venues in preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games already push the envelope in terms of design and technology. An additional challenge for all concerned is that the Olympic Games allows a new sport to turn up at late notice. That sport may need a new venue.

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has announced the shortlisted eight IOC-recognised International Federations (IFs) proposing events to be considered for inclusion at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad.

1. World Baseball Softball Confederation – WBSC

2. World Bowling – WB

3. World Karate Federation – WKF

4. International Roller Sports Federation – FIRS

5. International Federation of Sport Climbing – IFSC

6. World Squash Federation – WSF

7. International Surfing Association – ISA

8. International Wushu Federation – IWUF

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will make a decision on the event(s) to be proposed to the IOC in September 2015. The final decision, in line with the Olympic Charter, will be made at the 129th IOC Session in Rio in August 2016, providing just three years to develop an appropriate venue.