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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. The industry we love, and indeed our lives in general, were sent into a tailspin with the unwelcome arrival of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Al Bayt Stadium has become the second FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ tournament venue to achieve a five-star sustainability rating. The 60,000-capacity stadium in the northern city of Al Khor, which will host the opening match of Qatar 2022, received the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) certification from the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD).


Hampshire Cricket and The Ageas Bowl have announced a new partnership with premium online marketplace, Seat Unique. The partnership will see the club work closely with Seat Unique, with all future online hospitality package purchases to be made through their trusted online platform. Seat Unique will also feature on the front of this year’s new Vitality Blast playing shirt, to be released later this month.


1885 at Southampton Football Club's St Mary’s Stadium, designed by KSS - a longstanding VIP Sponsor of Sports Venue Business - has been shortlisted at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards in the 'Fast Casual' category. 1885 celebrates the founding year of Southampton FC and the start of their exciting journey. KSS' brief was to create the first pitch-facing lounge at St.


Spanish third-tier side, Marbella FC, together with the City Council, have revealed plans to build a brand new, state-of-the-art stadium in the Andalusian city, located in the South of Spain.


Coventry City Football Club and the University of Warwick have commenced planning for a partnership that would see the University provide land to the Club for the development of a new stadium, thereby creating a new home for the Football Club with easy access for fans living in the City of Coventry. Whilst an exact site has yet to be agreed, its proximity would be on the agricultural field area of the University of Warwick land on its main campus at


With the UK government having confirmed that mass events, including conferences can commence from October 1, it’s full steam ahead for the 2020 edition of ALSD International – Europe’s leading event for the Premium Seat & Sports Hospitality sector – being held at the home of the newly crowned Premier League champions, Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield Stadium October 12-13, with virtual elements to run in tandem to ensure no one misses out.


The People’s Project, Everton Football Club’s plans for a new 52,888-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and a community-led legacy at Goodison Park, has been included as a key part of Liverpool City Region’s post COVID-19 economic recovery plan.  Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, has published Building Back Better, an ambitious strategy setting out the city region’s pathway to recovery. The plan


Kinrara Consulting, the business development division of Goodwood, has been appointed to advise on the creation of a purpose-built, motor circuit and automotive innovation campus one hour north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Kinrara Consulting has access to the experts drawn from across the Goodwood Group and as such will be advising Oro Station on day-to-day circuit management, the organisation of high profile events


In this video interview, Lee Zeidman discusses the challenges of Covid-19 and preparing for reopening.



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