GRAND DESIGNS: Interview with Andy Simons, Founding Director, KSS

With KSS celebrating 30 years in 2021, Founding Director, Andy Simons, took some time out to discuss the latest developments in sports venues, from signature projects at Twickenham and Wembley, to elite training facilities for Leicester City and Liverpool, and highlight how the fan experience will need to evolve post-pandemic.

In this latest interview, Andy Simons talks about the evolution of sports venues, including not only stadia but also the increasing number of state-of-the-art training centres, with KSS having recently completed facilities for Liverpool and Leicester City FC.

He also touches on the many standout projects that KSS has completed over the last couple of years, including: the new Main Stand at Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield Stadium, which will host the next edition of ALSD International; the East Stand Redevelopment at Twickenham; and One Twenty within Club Wembley; as well as work for other Premier League clubs including Crystal Palace and Southampton.

Andy discusses how he foresees the sector needing to evolve post-pandemic, with live entertainment and more fan experience-based extras seemingly key to draw spectators back to stadia.

Andy Simons, Founding Director, KSS, is one of the 50+ industry expert speakers that will be sharing insights during the virtual edition of ALSD International, being held on March 15, and main hybrid edition being hosted by Liverpool FC at Anfield September 6-7.

Projects in Focus:

One Twenty: The jewel in the crown of Club Wembley
An exciting new chapter in the history of Leicester City began December 2020, as the Football Club relocated to its brand-new Seagrave training complex in north Leicestershire

The launch of Liverpool’s AXA Training Centre marks the start of a new era for Liverpool FC and Jürgen Klopp

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The upcoming virtual and hybrid editions of ALSD International will focus on increasing revenue via new builds, renovations, service expansions & technology, and reopening with confidence. The newly-added virtual event will be held March 15, 2021. For more, click on the banner below…

The hybrid event, being hosted by Liverpool Football Club September 6-7th, will feature a high-level conference, exhibition and networking events, as well as technical tours of Anfield, Everton’s Goodison Park and M&S Bank Arena. NB: With the microsite now live, attendees can begin networking and sharing insights.

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