Danny Macklin

Danny has enjoyed 13 years of sports administration. Firstly eight years in various senior marketing and commercial roles at Essex County Cricket Club, two as Commercial Director at Southend United and approaching three years as CEO of Leyton Orient Football Club.

SoFi Stadium on course to be the undisputed leader in LED Video Display

They say the stars shine brighter in Hollywood and thanks to Samsung Display technology, Hollywood Park - Los Angeles’ Newest Sports & Entertainment District, soon to be home to the Los Angeles Chargers and Rams - will be the brightest of them all.

Samsung’s outdoor LED products were exclusively used to build SoFi Stadium’s 70,000 square-foot dual-sided centre-hung videoboard and five levels of fascia display, which will be used to elevate the fan experience to unparalleled heights.

Latest on Real Madrid's New Santiago Bernabéu stadium renovation

Following the first year of redevelopment work, the transformation of the madridistas' stadium is now apparent. Spanish LaLiga side, Real Madrid's mammoth project to deliver a New Santiago Bernabéu stadium will ensure a state-of-the-art arena that satisfies the demands of club members, whilst also increasing the club's revenue streams.

The Santiago Bernabéu of the 21st century is set to be a major state-of-the-art, universal icon and, since June 2019, a stunning transformation has been taking place.

Leyton Orient announces the launch of O’s Pitchside Restaurant

Following last week’s announcement from England's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, regarding the Government’s refreshed COVID-19 guidelines, Sky Bet League Two side, Leyton Orient Football Club, announced the launch of O’s Pitchside Restaurant, which was sold-out less than 48hrs later.

The unique event offers supporters the chance to get back into the familiar setting of the Breyer Group Stadium, but in a new and exciting way.

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

In this latest 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 with Katie McIntyre.

George, can you start off by telling us a bit about yourself and your career journey, including any standout moments?

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Re-inventing bar and table service after Lockdown

As the UK emerges from coronavirus lockdown, venues are beginning to announce or plan for re-opening. The biggest challenge is how to maintain social distancing and safety for customers and staff, while still delivering a great experience. 

The larger pub chains have announced a range of measures to ensure staff and customer safety, from changing the layout of premises to introducing screens, one-way systems and social distancing and hygiene signage.

Rak Kalidas

Rak Kalidas is Commercial Director at Levy UK & Ireland, overseeing strategic design and implementation of commercial projects across the Levy portfolio stadia, arena and confex events venues.

Rak leads on new commercial opportunities and client retention within the Levy business, working alongside clients to design bespoke, industry-leading business strategies for events hospitality venues that deliver strong commercial returns.

ALSD Webinar: A Path Forward for Suite Sales

Dan August of the Los Angeles Rams, Scott Spencer of Suite Experience Group, and the ALSD’s Jared Frank discuss current suite marketplace trends and a technology to better market and sell single-event suites in response to those trends.

Suite leases continue to prove challenging to sell against the backdrop of changing buyer behaviours and preferences, as well as the accelerating shift to online marketplaces. As a result, many teams are adapting their premium sales strategies to include more single-event suites and expand their digital presence to drive sales.

JOB OF THE WEEK: Chief Executive Officer, Football Association of Ireland (FAI)

We're delighted to bring you details on the latest Job of the Week - powered by Global Sports - which is a hugely exciting vacancy for a Chief Executive Officer at the Football Association of Ireland (FAI).

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) wishes to appoint a CEO to provide unified leadership to the organisation through a period of planned and progressive reform and development in furtherance of its mission to promote and develop the game of football.

Rugby Australia join forces with STH to create 
Wallabies Travel

Rugby Australia has appointed Sports Travel & Hospitality Group (STH) as its exclusive travel provider, which sees the creation of new brand, Wallabies Travel.

The six-year agreement, which will include Rugby World Cup 2023 and the Lions Tour in 2025, will give Australian rugby fans access to once-in-a-lifetime experiences and travel packages, and aims to reignite the love of rugby travel in Australia.

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