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.

South Dublin County Council has announced a €7.7m upgrade of Tallaght Stadium that includes the building of a new North Stand and development of the West Stand to a high-quality corporate area. The plans were agreed by elected members of the Council at the recent June Council meeting. The new 2,000-seat North Stand will see the capacity of the South Dublin County Council-owned Tallaght Stadium increase to 10,000.

In this in-depth video interview, conducted via Zoom, we hear from industry veteran, Marshall Glickman, CEO of G2 Strategic, who benefits from almost four decades experience of working in the sports and entertainment sector, with clients including ATP, EuroLeague Basketball, LaLiga and Ligue 1. The following is an edited down version of the full hour-long video interview.

N3XT Sports, co-founded by Mounir Zok, former Director of Innovation & Technology for the US Olympic Committee, G2 Strategic, led by former NBA executive Marshall Glickman, and Maheta Molango, former CEO of RCD Mallorca football club, today announced the formation of a new consulting group, 3MS CONSULTING.  The collaboration has been set-up to help the sports industry address the challenges and opportunities in the post-pandemic “new normal”.

Teams throughout all major leagues have had much success in building a strong season ticket base, which cannot be surrendered to the hurdles of 2020 and COVID-19. Together, we can create the future of sports, a future with prosperity, competition and excitement through loyalty, as Luis D. Rivera at First Star Solutions reports. Today in our sports business, an empty entertainment venue is not an option.

Southampton FC have announced a partnership with cloud-based ticketing solution SecuTix that will see the introduction of a new ticketing system for the start of the 2020-21 football season. Following a competitive pitch, SecuTix will handle both ticketing and hospitality through its SecuTix 360° platform. The appointment is part of the Club’s programme of digital transformation, which aims to deliver a step-change in their fan experience.

Liverpool and St Helens will welcome the Tonga and Italy men's national teams next year as part of their host status roles at the Rugby League World Cup. In May 2019, it was revealed that Liverpool and St Helens had both been selected as host locations for nations set to compete at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

It was standing room only as some of the world’s biggest names descended on Eden Park yesterday to be part of the action for this long anticipated sold-out event, as New Zealanders celebrated the return of the winter season of live sport in style. Kiwis were among the first around the globe to return to stadia without restrictions when Super Rugby Aotearoa kicked off this past weekend following months of cancelled events and deserte

In times of such great uncertainty and social distancing, event organisations worldwide are relying on technology to rethink their events and bring live events back safely. It is important, now more than ever, that event professionals invest in learning technology and best practices applicable to the industry to prepare for the future. Ungerboeck recognises this and is pleased to announce the launch of its role-based certification program.

In this insightful virtual panel, ALSD members hear from Karri Zaremba, Justin Wood, Russ Simons and Jenny Dinnen about the ongoing evolution of consumer behaviours and how it impacts the sports and entertainment industry returning from a temporary shutdown. Topics explored in this in-depth panel session include overcoming fan fears with the help of data, imminent and potential changes, business needs and examples from other industries. 

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