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FUN FEATURE: A fantasy football primer to help you succeed this season

As autumn/fall rapidly approaches, that means one thing to most sports fans; the return of American Football. More importantly, it is also the return of Fantasy Football, which seems to rise in popularity every year, with millions of people now participating in drafts every year.

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Populous launches Tokyo office & announces work with Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters

Leading international sports architecture firm, Populous, has confirmed the official opening of a new office in Tokyo, Japan, which ensures an expanded global presence. With a global footprint of fifteen offices worldwide, the new office marks the practice’s sixth in the Asia-Pacific region.

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New soccer-specific stadium for Louisville City FC to be centrepiece for US$200m development

Louisville Mayor, Greg Fischer, announced last Friday a US$200m economic development plan for around 35 acres of under-used land in the city’s Butchertown neighbourhood, which will be anchored by a 10,000-seat, 15-acre soccer stadium, allowing United Soccer League (USL) side, Louisville City FC, to compete for a Major League Soccer (MSL) franchise.

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The University of Notre Dame™’s Fighting Irish debut newly-refurbished stadium

The Fighting Irish of the University of Notre Dame™ debuted their newly-refurbished stadium last month, which features Maine-made seats as part of a multi-million dollar project to enhance the fan experience and revitalise the stadium.

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Beaumont hails ‘impressive’ RWC 2023 bid presentations

World Rugby Chairman, Bill Beaumont, has hailed the Rugby World Cup 2023 (RWC2023) bids as “exciting and impressive” after the candidate unions presented their vision and plans to the World Rugby Council in London last week.

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Brentford FC undertakes research projects to improve matchday experience

As part of the drive to improve the matchday experience for fans at Griffin Park, Brentford FC has been undertaking a series of research projects.

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Rangers unveil renderings of new Globe Life Field ahead of groundbreaking

The Texas Rangers have unveiled the most up-to-date renderings of their new ballpark – that is being built as a public-private partnership between the City of Arlington and the club – as construction gets underway.

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JOTW: Congress Project Manager at International Hockey Federation (FIH)

This week’s featured ‘Job of the Week’ (JOTW) is a vacancy for a Congress Project Manager at International Hockey Federation (FIH).

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Wolves unveil plans for new matchday safety measures

Wolverhampton Wanderers (‘Wolves’) have confirmed that the club is to introduce new measures on matchdays to improve pedestrian safety around Molineux stadium.

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The NEC Group is sitting pretty thanks to a £1.2m flexible seating investment

Following recent news of an impressive 50% year-on-year growth in revenue from live experiential events at the NEC, the venue has underlined its commitment to being the venue of choice for organisers with a GBP£1.2 investment in a bespoke, state-of-the-art tiered seating system.

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Pitch perfection at Pride Park paves way for more games

Nathan Scarff, Head Groundsman at Derby County FC, has revealed that a range of ICL products have helped him achieve his main target of hosting more games at Pride Park Stadium without compromising on the quality of the pitch.

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Fulham FC Chairman gives update on Riverside Stand redevelopment

In his programme notes for the match against Hull City on September 13, Fulham FC Chairman, Shahid Khan, gave an update on the latest stadium redevelopments at Craven Cottage…

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Plans to transform Paris into an Olympic Park for the 2024 Summer Games gain IOC approval

Ambitious plans to transform Paris into an Olympic Park for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games were officially approved by the International Olympic Committee when the IOC named the French capital as the host of the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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SOCCER-SPECIFIC: Interview with Orlando City SC’s Director of Corporate Partnerships, Chelsey Burns

Orlando City Soccer Club’s Director of Corporate Partnerships, Chelsey Burns, shared insights about their brand new 25,500-seat Orlando City Stadium with Sports Venue Business CEO, Katie McIntyre.

 

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BD Stadia and William Hill announce two-year multi-club in-stadia partnership

BD Stadia and William Hill have announced a two-year partnership to further engage with football fans across the English Premier League and the English Football League.

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The Curragh announce main contractor for new development of racecourse

The Curragh Racecourse Ltd have appointed John Sisk & Son Ltd as the main contractor to construct the magnificent new €70m facilities that are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018, in time to launch for the 2019 racing season.

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