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Stadia & Arenas: Roadmap to Reopening – Part II

With the sports and live entertainment sector left in limbo across the globe due to COVID-19, we hear from a range of industry experts on their preparations ahead of reopening and the green shoots of hope from countries like New Zealand, as Katie McIntyre reports.

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THE BIG INTERVIEW: George Vaughan, Head of Technology, Ascot

In this latest in-depth industry interview, we hear insights from George Vaughan, Head of Technology for Ascot Racecourse, who discusses the unique challenges of the current climate, how they’re utilising technology with concepts like their “Golden Ticket” loyalty program, which sees NFC technology being used in a whole new way, and where the sector is headed post pandemic.

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Twickenham pens report highlighting stadia venues ideal for social distancing

According to Twickenham Stadium, stadia venues could provide a ready-made option for event organisers looking to implement social-distancing measures for their delegates. The home of England Rugby has released its new regulations to help keep events and delegates safe and believes that the natural flow of these venues, combined with the size and the abundance of smaller spaces, allows for more options for event organisers.

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Twickenham Chef adopts Plant-First approach

Twickenham Executive Head Chef Tom Rhodes has announced a plant-first approach to the stadium’s match day and non-match day hospitality. The approach, which coincides with the chef’s experiment of ‘going vegan’, is part of the venue’s wider environmental policy, and the increasing demand for plant-first options within events. 

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Northampton Saints extends winning partnership with Levy UK

Premiership Rugby Club Northampton Saints has extended their contract with Levy UK who will continue to be the official food and hospitality partners at the Franklin’s Gardens stadium until 2025.

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Thomond Park Stadium announces EPOS Innovation partnership

KAPPTURE has announced a five-year EPOS innovation partner contract with Thomond Park Stadium, home to Munster Rugby.

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THE BIG INTERVIEW: James Budd, KSS Director, discusses Twickenham’s East Stand redevelopment

In this latest interview, we hear from James Budd, Director at KSS, on the mammoth East Stand redevelopment at Twickenham, home to England Rugby.

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CASE STUDY: Addvance IT (AIT) at Glorious Goodwood

In this case study, we take a look at the reasons behind Goodwood Estate’s decision to choose Addvance IT to deliver an effective payment-based customer experience.

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Twickenham’s East Stand shortlisted at Mixology19 awards

Leading sports architecture and design practice, KSS, has announced this week that the East Stand Development at Twickenham Stadium has been shortlisted at the Mixology19 Awards in the category ‘Bar & Leisure Interiors Project of the Year’.

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THE BIG INTERVIEW: James Budd, Director, KSS

In this video interview, we hear insights from James Budd, Director at KSS – the multi-award winning sports architecture practice, specialising in stadia, indoor arenas and training centres – on trends in design and the latest projects KSS has in development, including No.1 Court at Wimbledon and elite training centres for Leicester City and Liverpool Football Clubs.

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Twickenham Stadium launches new Legends of Food and Sports events

Twickenham Stadium is launching a series of new excellence-driven events, featuring both food and sports personalities. The first two, taking place in March and April, will feature stars from 2-Michelin Star Chef Tom Kerridge to Rugby World Cup Winning Captain, Martin Johnson CBE.

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Twickenham unveils East Stand to the industry

Twickenham Stadium has opened its state-of-the-art East Stand, unveiling an enhanced hospitality offering for meetings and events that will immerse event planners in an even greater destination experience.

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Twickenham Stadium’s new East Stand officially opens

Last Saturday, Twickenham’s new East Stand officially opened its doors as it played host to the first of the Quilter Internationals against South Africa resulting in a stunning 12-11 victory for England.

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Twickenham launches new Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea Experience

As part of the East Stand’s range of new culinary experiences, Twickenham Stadium has unveiled its alternative afternoon tea menu.

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Twickenham Stadium gets set to unveil its new East Stand redevelopment to an international audience

Twickenham Stadium is set to unveil its new East Stand redevelopment at an international launch to global buyers during IBTM World, Barcelona.

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Twickenham Stadium and British Airways announce ground-breaking partnership

England Rugby and British Airways have announced a ground-breaking new partnership, which will see British Airways become the inaugural principal partner to Twickenham Stadium, as well as a principal partner and official airline partner to England Rugby.

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