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Johan Cruijff ArenA to feature a pop-up restaurant

From Thursday July 10, fans will be able to dine right next to the pitch at the Dutch National Stadium, the legendary Johan Cruijff ArenA. For four weeks, a pop-up restaurant will arise where guests, at an appropriate 1½ metre distance from each other, will enjoy high-end culinary cuisine. A visit to the Ajax dressing room, the players’ tunnel and the dugout will all be on the menu.

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New collab between KPMG and Johan Cruijff ArenA to accelerate innovation

KPMG and Johan Cruijff ArenA are expanding their collaboration with a new five-year commitment aimed at strengthening the ArenA in the further development of its innovation capability. In addition, KPMG and Johan Cruijff ArenA will develop innovation concepts in a field lab to make stadiums and cities worldwide smarter and more sustainable.

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New corner stands at Johan Cruijff ArenA near completion

Work on the new corner stands at the Johan Cruijff ArenA is at an advanced stage. Upon completion, it will mean the addition of approximately 880 extra seats for the multifunctional stadium, which will bring its capacity to over 55,000.

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Stadia & Arenas: The roadmap back to reopening

Following on from the recent Ungerboeck Stadia & Arena Summit, which saw industry experts from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, BC Place, KC Chiefs and Sports Venue Business discuss the roadmap back to reopening, this article shares insights from numerous industry executives.

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Planning submitted for AFC Bournemouth’s new Training Facility

AFL Architects in conjunction with AFC Bournemouth have submitted revised plans for an ambitious and aspirational training facility to bring together AFC Bournemouth’s first team and the Academy in a single facility. 

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VIDEO: Interview with Redaelli’s Mahtab Hamdi and Silvio Galluzzo

In this interview, we hear from Mahtab Hamdi and Silvio Galluzzo, both sales engineers at Redaelli, who describe their work on projects including Atlético de Madrid’s new Wanda Metropolitano stadium, for which they provided the steel wire ropes for the tensile roof.

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VIDEO: Interview with Andy Rice, COO, Major Events International

In this interview with Andy Rice, COO, Major Events International, Andy explains the role MEI plays, as a best-of-breed integrator for sellers, suppliers and local organisers for major events around the world.

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VIDEO: Interview with Darren Whitehouse, Director, SGSA

In this video interview, Darren Whitehouse, Director of Sport and International Projects at the Sports Ground Safety Authority, discusses the regulatory body’s role in ensuring safe sports grounds.

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VIDEO: Interview with Chris Dite, Associate Director, Sport Venue Design & Major Events, Arup

In this latest interview, we hear industry insights from Chris Dite, Associate Director – Sport Venue Design and Major Events at Arup on the key learnings from the 2019 World Stadium Congress held at the home of AFC Ajax and the Dutch National team, Johan Cruijff ArenA.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Juan Iraola, Head of IT, Real Sociedad

LaLiga side Real Sociedad has chosen eleven start-up companies with innovative ideas to improve the fan experience at the new Anoeta stadium, as Juan Iraola, Head of IT, explains during this video interview with Sports Venue Business filmed during last month’s World Stadium Congress at Johan Cruijff ArenA.

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VIDEO: Interview with Dan Meis, Founder, MEIS Architects

In this interview with Dan Meis, Founder, MEIS Architects, we hear Dan’s thoughts on “The Future of Stadiums”, as well as details on some of the practice’s latest projects, including new stadiums for AS Roma and Everton.

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VIDEO: Interview with Johan Cruijff ArenA’s Jeroen van Iersel

In this latest video interview, filmed on site at Johan Cruijff ArenA during the World Stadium Congress, Marketing Manager, Jeroen van Iersel, discusses the Change the Game Challenge, created in collaboration with AFC Ajax, the KNVB and ID&T.

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KNVB and ArenA test smart turf monitoring system for Dutch professional football

The Johan Cruijff ArenA and the KNVB, the Royal Dutch Football Association, are investigating whether the high-tech system that monitors the turf of the ArenA is suitable to serve as a basis for other clubs in Dutch professional football.

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Smart innovations to enhance the Johan Cruijff ArenA visitor experience

The Johan Cruijff ArenA, in collaboration with AFC Ajax and the KNVB, is developing innovative new services for visitors, and challenging the industry to come up with innovative stadium solutions.

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Johan Cruijff ArenA’s energy storage system wins Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice

Johan Cruijff Arena’s energy storage system – the largest in Europe using second-life and new electric vehicle batteries in a commercial building – has won the Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice.

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ROI: How to deliver revenue optimisation via Premium Seat offerings

We’re witnessing a rise in the redevelopment and refurbishment of sports venues, with additions like Tunnel Clubs and dining experiences, as clubs/venues employ innovative design concepts and clever stratifications of their Premium Seat offerings to deliver significant returns. 

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