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IQONIQ joins forces with Valencia CF

Valencia CF has reached an agreement with IQONIQ, in which the fan engagement platform aimed at fans of sport and entertainment will become a Premium Partner. This follows last week’s announcement that IQONIQ is to become the ‘Global Fan Engagement Licensed Partner’ of LaLiga.

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LaLiga creates new hospitality concept: LaLiga TwentyNine’s

Continuing its commitment to the world of entertainment and sports, LaLiga has created a new hospitality concept: LaLiga TwentyNine’s. This new approach to the traditional sports bar will promote LaLiga and its clubs around the world, and will allow sports fans to experience a full range of sports competitions in a unique and experiential way.

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Sports Technology and Innovation Group – call for submissions

The Sports Technology and Innovation Group has been formed by the UK Government to explore solutions to get fans back into venues. The Group is currently seeking submissions for technologies and innovations that can assist in delivering safe events, while also building fan confidence to return to elite sporting events.

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New arena in Manchester to be called Co-op Live following major investment

Oak View Group (OVG) and the Co-op are joining forces to develop the UK’s biggest and most exciting new arena in Manchester – with the project injecting £350m of private investment into the local area. Plans for the arena were given the green light by Manchester City Council on 24 September.

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Planning approval secured for the OVG Arena in Manchester

Oak View Group’s plans to develop a state-of-the-art arena in East Manchester have been given the green light by Manchester City Council this week. The Populous-designed, £350m arena, located next to Etihad Stadium, will have a maximum capacity of 23,500, making it the largest in the UK, and looks set to bring £350m of private investment to the city.

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Concept designs revealed for Riga FC

KSS, specialists in the design of major sports venues and training facilities, have just completed the Concept Design stage for the new Riga FC Football Training Camp. Riga FC is dominant in the Latvian Higher League, and twice recent champions, securing UEFA Champions League qualification.

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Wasps Sport turn to PTI Digital to mature their Data and Digital Eco-System

Wasps Sport have appointed PTI Digital to lead a cross-business, cross-sport review of their data and digital eco-system as the group consider its return to play and the future of fan engagement.

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Bringing fans closer to the action at London Stadium

KSS are working with London Stadium 185 (LS185) and London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) on the reconfiguration of London Stadium, delivering two new lower tier stands behind the goals.

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THE BIG INTERVIEW: Dan Hughes, Director, Kinrara Consulting

In this latest interview, Dan Hughes, Director at Kinrara Consulting, part of the Goodwood Group, world-renowned for its events, such as the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, discusses the challenges at hand, ongoing projects worldwide, where we go from here as an industry and why knowledge-sharing is key.

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Louth GAA granted planning permission for new stadium

Louth GAA in the Republic of Ireland confirmed last week that the Club has been granted planning permission for the development of a new 14,000-capacity state-of-the-art stadium in Dundalk.

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Designs revealed for new Crystal Palace Academy

As the English Premier League’s Crystal Palace Football Club achieves Category One status for their Academy, the club has revealed the latest visuals of the contemporary designs, delivered by the award-winning architecture and design practice, KSS.

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Ungerboeck unveils Tech Solutions to support the reopening of the Events Industry

Ungerboeck, the world’s event software, is further expanding their support to the industry by releasing a series of Reopening Solutions to help their customers welcome back face-to-face events with confidence. The technology provider has developed enhanced features for their platform to facilitate visitor tracking, social distancing management and venues sanitation. 

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Everton submits amendment to Stadium Planning Application

Everton Football Club has submitted to Liverpool City Council an amendment to its planning application for a new 52,888-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock on Liverpool’s waterfront. The amendment comes after the Club revealed the design changes to supporters last month and addresses feedback from statutory consultees to the original planning application submitted in December 2019.

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New Chief Commercial Officer for London Legacy Development Corporation

The London Legacy Development Corporation has appointed Nathan Homer as its new Chief Commercial Officer this week, who brings with him a broad commercial and operational background across the FMCG, finance, sports and media industries, which will help to realise the full commercial potential of the Park and venues – including London Stadium.

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Club Brugge unveils €100m new stadium plan

Belgian football side, Club Brugge have announced plans for a €100m (US$111m) new stadium to replace their current home, the Jan Breydel Stadium. The new Stadion Brugge is set to have a 40,000-capacity, according to plans revealed by the Belgian First Division A club, with construction due for completion by the 2022/23 season.

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Manchester Arena renamed AO Arena

Bolton-based online electricals retailer AO has been announced as the new headline sponsor of Manchester’s iconic Arena as operators ASM Global submit a planning application for phase one of its ambitious redevelopment.

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