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Team picked to build new Cardiff arena
17 September 2021
TEAM PICKED TO BUILD NEW CARDIFF ARENA
A consortium has been selected for the delivery of the new 15,000-capacity indoor arena at Atlantic Wharf in Cardiff, Wales.
Kansas City Royals mull new stadium
17 September 2021
KANSAS CITY ROYALS MULL NEW STADIUM
Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals are looking at options for a new downtown ballpark in Kansas City.
Artificial turf recycling efforts get a boost
16 September 2021
ARTIFICIAL TURF RECYCLING EFFORTS GET A BOOST
Sport Group and GBN-AGR have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to join forces in the development of artificial grass recycling infrastructure and technology throughout Europe.
Construction gathers pace at Kai Tak Sports Park
16 September 2021
CONSTRUCTION GATHERS PACE AT KAI TAK SPORTS PARK
The first large-scale prefabricated segment of the roof structure for the Main Stadium of the Kai Tak Sports Park has been shipped from Zhongshan in Guangdong to Hong Kong.
Falcon Stadium in line for $180m revamp
16 September 2021
FALCON STADIUM IN LINE FOR $180M REVAMP
After nearly six decades of football games, graduations, concerts and various events, proposed renovations are coming to Falcon Stadium on the campus of the U.S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
PTI Digital lands London Stadium connectivity role
15 September 2021
PTI DIGITAL LANDS LONDON STADIUM CONNECTIVITY ROLE
PTI Digital has been appointed by London Stadium to deliver a Connected Stadium roadmap with a view to optimising its customer experience and revenue maximisation.
Populous completes Ken Garff Red Zone
15 September 2021
POPULOUS COMPLETES KEN GARFF RED ZONE
Global design firm Populous has completed the $80 million Ken Garff Red Zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. 
New digital and security systems fired up at Adams Park
14 September 2021
NEW DIGITAL AND SECURITY SYSTEMS FIRED UP AT ADAMS PARK
Wycombe Wanderers FC and Landways have announced that the new high-performance digital audio, Wi-Fi and security systems for Adams Park are now ready for service.
Levy extends F&B deal with Chelsea FC
14 September 2021
LEVY EXTENDS F&B DEAL WITH CHELSEA FC
Levy UK + Ireland has extended its deal as Chelsea FC’s official catering partner at Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2024/25 season.
Registration opens for Esports Venue Summit
10 September 2021
REGISTRATION OPENS FOR ESPORTS VENUE SUMMIT
Registration is now open for the Esports Venue Summit which will be held at the iconic Twickenham Stadium in London from 3-4 November 2021.
Populous looks to grow in Italy
9 September 2021
POPULOUS LOOKS TO GROW IN ITALY
Populous, the world-leading sport and entertainment architecture and design practice, has opened a new office in Milan, strengthening its commitment to growth in Italy.
Construction starting on LA Clippers’ new arena
9 September 2021
CONSTRUCTION STARTING ON LA CLIPPERS’ NEW ARENA
The NBA’s LA Clippers will officially break ground on their new $1.8 billion Inglewood arena on Friday, September 17.
Sixth Qatar World Cup stadium completed
8 September 2021
SIXTH QATAR WORLD CUP STADIUM COMPLETED
The 49th Amir Cup Final will be played at Al Thumama Stadium on Friday 22nd October 2021, marking the completion of Qatar’s 6th FIFA World Cup 2022 ready venue.
Sodexo strikes long-term deal at DW Stadium
8 September 2021
SODEXO STRIKES LONG-TERM DEAL AT DW STADIUM
Sodexo has entered a long-term partnership as the exclusive venue partner of the DW Stadium in Wigan, England.
Manchester United to start Covid spot checks
7 September 2021
MANCHESTER UNITED TO START COVID SPOT CHECKS
Fans attending Manchester United games at Old Trafford from this coming weekend will be subject to Covid spot checks.  
Spurs to host world-first net zero carbon match
7 September 2021
SPURS TO HOST WORLD-FIRST NET ZERO CARBON MATCH
Tottenham Hotspur is partnering with Sky to host the world’s first net zero carbon football game at an elite level.
More upgrades planned for Twickenham Stadium
6 September 2021
MORE UPGRADES PLANNED FOR TWICKENHAM STADIUM
Twickenham Stadium will undergo further improvement works after the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and commercial real estate and investment firm CBRE renewed their partnership for another four years.
Sheffield Arena gets a new name
6 September 2021
SHEFFIELD ARENA GETS A NEW NAME
Sheffield Arena has officially become Utilita Arena Sheffield in a new multi-year, seven-figure, partnership.
NHL's Arizona Coyotes eye Tempe for new arena
3 September 2021
NHL'S ARIZONA COYOTES EYE TEMPE FOR NEW ARENA
The NHL’s Arizona Coyotes have submitted a proposal to build a new arena in Tempe, Arizona.
ASM Global to manage two Saudi venues
2 September 2021
ASM GLOBAL TO MANAGE TWO SAUDI VENUES
ASM Global has been appointed as the managing operator for two venues within a grand mixed-use destination in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

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