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MNUFC releases plans for Allianz Field Experience Center

Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United Football Club (MNUFC) has announced plans for an Allianz Field Experience Center at its offices in Golden Valley.


Lighting up South Korean winter sports stadiums

Philips Lighting (Euronext: LIGHT), a world leader in lighting, has announced that its Philips ArenaVision floodlighting will be installed in four South Korean stadiums to be used for ski, snowboard, hockey, skating and short track.



Present status of sports infrastructure in India and necessary recommendations for further development

In this latest Feature Article, Ankan Banerjee, a professor in Sports Management, discusses the present status of sports infrastructure in India and necessary recommendations for further development.


Qatar to deliver all stadiums two years before 2022 FIFA World Cup™

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) remains on track to deliver all its stadiums two years before the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ kicks off, confirmed Yasser Al Mulla, the SC’s Landscape & Sport Turf Management Senior Manager, at the recent 2018 ESSMA Summit.


How Derbyshire CCC’s approach to data resulted in an award-winning marketing campaign

In this latest case study, industry expert and sports consultant, Geoff Wilson, explains how Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s approach to data resulted in an award-winning marketing campaign.


Warwickshire CCC announce financial results for 2016/17

Warwickshire County Cricket Club has reported strong increases in both turnover and earnings before interest, tax and amortisation (EBITDA) for the financial year ending 30 September 2017.


Optus Stadium sets new benchmark for disability access

Optus Stadium will set a new standard for disability access at Western Australian sport venues, ensuring the entire community can enjoy a five-star experience when visiting the venue and Stadium Park.




Access Control Systems – Hardware and Software, Loyalty, Loaded Value.



SKIDATA, Inc. operates throughout the United States as a subsidiary of SKIDATA AG.


SKIDATA is installed in 100 countries around the world in three Business Segments: Stadiums & Events; Car Access (Parking); and Mountain (Ski Access).



SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. There are almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks, providing secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles.


SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits.


SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.





Full company name: SKIDATA, Inc.

Contact name: Renier Steyn

Address: 12860 West Cedar Drive, Suite 112 – Lakewood, Colorado, 80228, United States of America

Email: renier.steyn@skidata.com

Tel: +1 908 938 3190 (Renier Steyn) or +1 908 332 0617 (Zachary Sebastian)

Web/URL: https://www.skidata.com/en-us/



We relentlessly revolutionize the industry with innovation, inspiration and simplicity to thrill our customers worldwide with perfectly fitting solutions, valuable data and outstanding services.



Our access solutions empower our customers to drive their business forward.


JOB OF THE WEEK (JOTW): Venue Security Manager at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

We are delighted to be able to bring you details on this week’s featured ‘Job of the Week’ (JOTW), which is for a Venue Security Manager at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.


Everton shares New Stadium Principles

English Premier League side, Everton Football Club, has laid out its ‘Key Principles’ for the development of a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and an enduring legacy for its current Goodison Park home ground.


Meyer Sound


Loudspeaker Manufacturer and Audio Solutions






Meyer Sound is a global supplier of custom-engineered audio reinforcement solutions in sporting venues of all sizes, as well as for concert touring, performing arts centres, theme parks, corporate installations and educational institutions.


In addition to manufacturing the world’s most extensive line of self-powered (active) loudspeaker systems, Meyer Sound also offers networked digital audio platforms for signal processing and show control and the Constellation active acoustic system. All products are manufactured at the Berkeley campus, with field offices and distributors providing worldwide service and support.


As sound moves to the forefront of the live sports experience, new demands come into play, like speech intelligibility, and the ability to overcome the acoustic and environmental challenged inherent in sports venues.


Meyer Sound meets these challenges with the LEO Family of line arrays systems and the CAL column array loudspeakers with advance beam steering technology. CAL systems deliver the power and clarity required by the NFL’s Carolina Panthers (Bank of America Stadium) and Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, yet with audio refinement essential for Vienna’s Musikverein and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.


Meyer Sound systems provide even coverage throughout the stadium, on par with that experienced in concert halls. Meyer Sound systems also offer low distortion, and announcements are always intelligible and never harsh, no matter how loud the crowd gets.


Above – Azteca Stadium: The largest sporting venue in Latin America (87,000 capacity), Azteca Stadium in Mexico City has installed the most extensive system to date of Meyer Sound’s CAL column array loudspeakers with digital beam steering technology. The lower seating ring is covered by 24 CAL 64 loudspeakers with bass extension from 10 600-HP subwoofers, while the upper ring is covered by 26 CAL 96 and eight CAL 64 loudspeakers. It is the first AVB-networked stadium system in Latin America with all CAL loudspeakers and three GALAXY 816 processors connected via 12 Extreme Networks switches



California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA, USA

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC, USA

Colorado State Stadium, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Ford Field, Detroit, MI, USA

Lund Arena, St. Peter, MN, USA

Stadium MK, Buckinghamshire, UK

Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH, USA

Qatar Tennis Stadium, Qatar

Vendespace, Paris, France



Full company name: Meyer Sound

Address: 2832 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94702, USA

Email: sales@meyersound.com

Tel: +1 510-486-1166

Web/URL: www.Meyersound.com


Above – Ford Field: A Meyer Sound LEO Family linear reinforcement system is the keystone audio component of the 65,000-seat enclosed stadium that hosts home games for the NFL’s Detroit Lions. “I think our fans will be blown away by the sound this season” predicts Todd Argust, vice president of operations for the Detroit Lions. “There is no place in the venue where you won’t be able to clearly hear all the play announcements and calls by the officials – which unfortunately was not the case with our old system. It also will be a valuable tool for getting our fans pumped up at critical points in the game, so ultimately it will help the Lions perform at their best here at Ford Field.”



Main image (top) – Ohio Stadium: 105,000-seat Ohio State University Stadium relies on Meyer Sound’s LEO Family for its sports and events dual-functionality. The core LEO system is anchored by twin hangs of 14-each LEO-M line array loudspeakers with bass bolstered by ten 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements. A Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system with two Callisto 616 array processors supplies drive and optimization. Mounted inside the video screen scoreboard structure at the south end of the mammoth oval, the potent LEO system projects sound across the bowl, reaching over 900 feet to the top seats on the north end

Key steps towards installation of world’s first dividing retractable pitch at Spur’s new stadium realised

Key steps towards the installation of the world’s first dividing retractable pitch at Tottenham Hotspur’s new 61,559-seat stadium are now taking place at the English Premier League club thanks to Sheffield-based company, SCX.


JOBS NEWS: General Manager, Catering, London based, Salary circa £60k plus up to 20% bonus

Kinsey Sears is currently seeking an outstanding catering professional to lead the catering, conferencing and events business at an iconic, London-based sports venue.


Phoenix Rising FC selects architectural duo to design proposed MLS stadium

Phoenix Rising Football Club announced the selection of two award-winning global architectural design firms as the design team for the proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium this week.


Brand-new ‘fans first’ Optus Stadium opens its doors

The brand new Optus Stadium has officially opened, allowing fans and vistors to experience this world-class, ‘fans first’ venue.


Monte da Quinta Resort – Sports Resort @ Quinta do Lago


Monte da Quinta Resort – Sports Resort @ Quinta do Lago



Multi Sports Teams – Football teams, Cycling Teams, Individuals Athletes.



Located in Quinta do Lago, in the heart of the Algarve, surrounded by the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, Monte da Quinta is the ideal resort for Professional & Amateurs Sports Groups and Individual Athletes. Built in quiet surroundings, the resort offers 132 suites, with 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, distributed on two floors with spacious rooms and en-suite bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen. An airy living room with a dining area and a guest bathroom leaves no wishes unanswered and is ideal for a comfortable as well as private stay to guarantee maximum performance.


17 minutes from Faro International Airport, 13 minutes from the Algarve Stadium, 10  minutes from Vale do Lobo Pitch, 7 minutes from the CAMPUS. The CAMPUS is a Sport Facilities with stadium-quality pitches, including a full-size FIFA-quality Desso GrassMaster by Tarkett Sports pitch suitable for football and rugby.



Multi Sports Teams – Football teams (National/International Teams), Cycling Teams (World Tour Teams), Individuals Athletes and events including: