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DRAGONS HEART: Principality Stadium transforms into temporary hospital

The home of Welsh Rugby, Principality Stadium, has been set up as a temporary hospital providing some 2,000 extra beds to NHS Wales as part of scenario planning by the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

Filling the Void and Engaging Sports Fans in an Industry on Pause

In this article, guest blogger, Lona Price-Jones, discusses how clubs, teams, stadia, arenas and other sports and entertainment entities should be filling the void caused by COVID-19 and engaging sports fans in an industry on pause.


Tender process to build and operate an arena in Cardiff Bay gets underway

Plans for a new indoor arena in Cardiff Bay have been given a further boost with news that the Council’s Cabinet has agreed to go out to tender for a developer to build and operate a new arena.


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.


Principality Stadium named as venue for one of eighteen International Champions Cup 2019 matches

Manchester United will play AC Milan at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on August 3, 2019, in the first ever International Champions Cup (ICC) game to take place in Wales.



Seats with barriers now compliant with the Green Guide’s all-seater policy

The Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA) has now published the long-awaited new edition of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds, also known as the Green Guide.


Star Events


In business for more than 40-years, Star Events Ltd is the largest supplier of stages, high-level rigging services and bespoke temporary structures, for brand activation and overlay, outside the United States.



With bases in the UK and China, Star supplies events all over the world. 



Star Events provides organisers, promoters, performers, agencies and brands with the infrastructure and expertise to stage the best and most impactful events, festivals and concerts anywhere in the world.


Star has designed and delivered stages, structures, seating and rigging for some of the most high-profile events as well as for a vast array of smaller community and commercial projects.


Star Events carefully considers each particular situation, irrespective of the audience size, to supply the equipment, service and safety clients can rely on. 



Cardiff’s Principality Stadium staged both of Anthony Joshua’s World Title boxing matches. These televised events required Star to supply an elaborate Mothergrid arrangement rigged directly to the retractable roof for over-ring rigging facilities. 


On the other side of the world, the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena has an extensive gallery level serving its sports commitments, which include NBA and NFL games. The retrofitting of Star Events’ semi-automated house reduction system is quite literally a game changer for the venue. It can deploy nearly 5,000sq m of drapes in minutes, without any Work at Height in the 34m high space, to achieve a more intimate event experience downstairs.



Full company name: Star Events Ltd

Contact person: Anne Johnston

Address: Star Events Ltd, Milton Road,
Thurleigh, Bedford, MK44 2DF

Email: Anne.Johnston@StarEventsLtd.com

Tel: +44 (0)1234 772233

Web/URL: www.StarEventsLtd.com



We aim to embrace challenges and exceed expectations by putting engineering at the heart of entertainment, delivering imaginative quality products and solutions, safely and efficiently.


Star Events China
CSSC Pavillion, 
East Longhua Road near South Xizang Road, 
Huangpu District, Shanghai, P.R.C.
+86 21 6247 2949
Main image (top); The new semi-automated house reduction system, designed and installed by Star Events, at Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena

THE MAIN EVENT: Interview with major events sports specialist, Alan Hamer

In this latest industry interview, Sports Venue Business’ Katie McIntyre hears insights from Alan Hamer, the major events sports specialist, who was Project Director for the Football Association of Wales’ Local Organising Committee for the UEFA Champions League Final 2017 and more recently Bid Director for the Association’s UEFA EURO 2020 bid.