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O2 retains naming-rights to The O2 Arena for another decade

Almost a decade ago, The O2 was transformed from a ‘white elephant’ into the world’s most successful music and entertainment venue when Bon Jovi burst onto the stage. On February 23, the venue announced that they’d struck a deal with O2 for them to remain the naming rights partner for another 10 years.


Texas Tech replaces 11-year-old FieldTurf system

The Texas Tech Red Raiders know how to find talent. Back in 2006, the program unveiled their first FieldTurf surface and went on to upset the #1-ranked Texas Longhorns in 2008. In recent weeks, school officials confirmed that they would be replacing the existing 11-year-old FieldTurf field at Jones AT&T Stadium with a new FieldTurf Classic HD system.


Main Contractor announced for 2022 FIFA World Cup™ stadium

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) – the organisation responsible for delivering the stadiums and infrastructure required for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ – has announced the Main Contractor (MC) for the stadium being built in Al Thumama, with Qatari construction giant AlJaber Engineering LLC (JEC) and leading Turkish construction firm, Tekfen Construction, confirmed as joint-venture (JV) partners.


POWERING UP: Leicester City upgrade King Power Stadium’s accessibility

Leicester City Football Club (LCFC) has confirmed that a stadium-wide upgrade of the facilities available for supporters with disabilities has taken place, helping to ensure King Power Stadium is accessible for all.


Watpac scores contractor role for stadium mega-screens

Queensland’s live sport fans and concert goers will soon feel even closer to the on-field action, with Watpac today announced as the project contractor to deliver new screens at The Gabba and Suncorp Stadium.


Pocket Palz



Patent-pending smartphone holder for seatbacks, restrooms or beside outlets to charge your phone.




Headquartered and manufactured in the United States, but can be shipped anywhere in the world.




Our innovative and durable smartphone holder is ideal for applications across your personal and professional life. There are more active mobile devices on the planet (over 7.2 billion) than people according to GSMA Intelligence. There are over 2 billion smartphones projected by the end of 2016. Pocket Palz® are the Safe, Secure, Sanitary and Convenient place to keep your smartphone handy. The smart home for smartphones™ in venues! Pocket Palz® is an innovative and functional outdoor and indoor medium to connect your key Sponsors with hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of your fans.


Pocket Palz® offers a unique, high visibility exposure opportunity for your Sponsors to reach their target market and is ADA Compliant.




We have installed over 500 Pocket Palz® for The University of North Carolina at Wilmington in their baseball stadium on seatbacks and in restrooms. As well as The Lowell Spinners baseball team in MA, and the Inland Empire 66ers in CA. We’re waiting on many more teams/stadiums/sponsors to place orders soon!


Pocket Palz® are perfect for VIP suites and are a great advertising platform



Full company name: Pocket Palz®

Contact person: Anne Brewer

Address: PO Box 16301, Wilmington, NC, 28408, United States

Email: anne@pocketpalz.com

Tel: +1-910-399-4529

URL: www.pocketpalz.com




Stadiums in the USA are encouraging (begging) fans to bring their smartphones to games – but discouraging (not allowing) bags or purses. That leaves us carrying our smartphones in our pockets and/or holding them in our lap. With Pocket Palz® installed in front of you (at your knee) it’s the perfect solution so you can be hands free!


This is great link to our local TV station: http://www.pocketpalz.com/news/ 


– Anne Brewer, Founder & CEO, Pocket Palz®














Amsterdam ArenA signs contract for new hybrid system

Six months after installing a hybrid pitch, Amsterdam ArenA will continue their cooperation with FieldTurf Benelux by choosing ‘PlayMaster’, the new Lay & Play system by Tarkett Sports. FieldTurf Benelux will install the hybrid surface, de Enk Groen & Golf will be responsible for the maintenance and monitoring.


Liverpool FC unveil plans for new training complex at Kirkby

Following on from last week’s joint announcement by Liverpool Football Club (LFC) and Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council’s (KMBC) of plans for a new state-of-the-art training complex in Kirkby, the project details have gone out for public consultation and a project video has been released.


FC Barcelona employs software to improve management of its worldwide sponsorship sales

Iconic sports franchise FC Barcelona has selected KORE ProSports Sponsorship™ from KORE Software to improve the management related to its worldwide sponsorship sales and activation.


Detroit Lions unveil design concepts for Ford Field renovation

The Detroit Lions have unveiled a US$44m design renovation plan of Ford Field’s hospitality areas. ROSSETTI, headquartered in Detroit with nearly 100 employees in its downtown offices, is the design architect for the renovation. The firm is also the original designer of the stadium, which opened in 2002.