Planning approval secured for the OVG Arena in Manchester

Oak View Group’s plans to develop a state-of-the-art arena in East Manchester have been given the green light by Manchester City Council this week. The Populous-designed, £350m arena, located next to Etihad Stadium, will have a maximum capacity of 23,500, making it the largest in the UK, and looks set to bring £350m of private investment to the city.

Plans for a new music and indoor sports arena next to the Etihad Stadium have been approved by Manchester City Council.

Lion’s Share Hospitality to bring exciting Food and Beverage options to FCC fans

FC Cincinnati have collaborated with Levy, the market leader in sports and entertainment hospitality, to create Lion’s Share Hospitality a new team of chefs, restaurant and hospitality professionals, and beverage experts crafting every aspect of food, beverage and hospitality at West End Stadium.

Lion’s Share Hospitality is creating a welcoming, modern fan experience, where fans in all areas of the stadium – and outside the stadium before matches – will savor their favourite foods.


Covid-19’s impact on the sports and entertainment industries has been huge – but 2021 promises to be the best stadium concert season ever!

To take advantage of the huge opportunities, you should act now and move forward with a calendar of sports and non-sports events that generate the revenue to ensure the continued viability of your facility.

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Everton submits amendment to stadium planning application

Everton Football Club has submitted to Liverpool City Council an amendment to its planning application for a new 52,888-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock on Liverpool’s waterfront. The amendment comes after the Club revealed the design changes to supporters last month and addresses feedback from statutory consultees to the original planning application submitted in December 2019.

Everton’s plans for the stadium, which will sit within Peel L&P’s £5bn regeneration project, Liverpool Waters, and forms part o

Ungerboeck unveils Tech Solutions to support the reopening of the Events Industry

Ungerboeck, the world’s event software, is further expanding their support to the industry by releasing a series of Reopening Solutions to help their customers welcome back face-to-face events with confidence. The technology provider has developed enhanced features for their platform to facilitate visitor tracking, social distancing management and venues sanitation. 

Confirming the latest addition to the Group's growing portfolio of industry leading solutions, Manish Chandak, CEO at Ungerboeck, said:

Vector Foiltec

Texlon® ETFE is redefining today’s stadiums by offering more creative designs, comfort and sustainability. With transparent roofs and facades made of Texlon® ETFE, the company Vector Foiltec has made a major contribution to setting new standards in recent architecture. As the world market leader in architectural foil construction and inventor of the Texlon® ETFE system, we have already completed over 1,500 international projects. Our system shapes stadium constructions, swimming pools, atria, shopping centres, zoos, schools and universities all over the world.


Ungerboeck software is a solution for any venue from booking to invoicing and everything in between to produce extraordinary events. Ungerboeck’s Suite Management portal is your clients’ one-stop-shop for suite ordering, communication, payments and account management. All content and menus can be tailored for each event, so your suite owners can only see and order what you make available for each show or event. With Ungerboeck Suite Management you can operate more efficiently and expand marketing opportunities while cons

Andy Simons

Andy is a founder director of KSS and a studio leader within the practice, providing strategic design direction on a number of our major projects.

He has a wide range of design and team management skills, and his main role is to ensure the clients’ needs are met and to lead the strategic and operational guidance to the client and consultant team.

He has headed our involvement in the education sector over the last fifteen years, though his main focus is currently on stadia and training centre projects both in the UK and abroad.

Debbie Power

Debbie is a major creative force at KSS with extensive sports and hospitality experience. She leads the creative interior design team on a number of KSS’ high profile sports venue projects including Anfield, Twickenham, No.1 Court at Wimbledon and the Amex Stadium.

She believes in the practice ethos of understanding client values as the means of generating ideas, and is a strong team player who enjoys collaboration with architectural colleagues, brand consultants, contractors and suppliers.

Club Brugge unveils €100m new stadium plan

Belgian football side, Club Brugge have announced plans for a €100m (US$111m) new stadium to replace their current home, the Jan Breydel Stadium. The new Stadion Brugge is set to have a 40,000-capacity, according to plans revealed by the Belgian First Division A club, with construction due for completion by the 2022/23 season. 

The build will be financed by the club, with land leased from the city council.

Club Brugge’s President, Bart Verhaeghe, said:

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