ALSD International’s Head of Client Services & Membership, Cassandra Calleja, reports on the exemplary hospitality on offer at Emirates Old Trafford, home to Lancashire Cricket, as she experienced firsthand during the iconic Ashes.

Co-op Live, set to be the UK’s largest live entertainment arena, has announced that Manchester’s very own Take That will be returning to the city to perform in the music-first arena across four nights during the venue’s opening season on May 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th 2024. The trio will be joined on tour by Olly Murs. Gary Roden, Executive Director and General Manager, Co-op Live, who has overseen the development of the arena, said:

CTS EVENTIM, a leading international provider of ticketing services and live entertainment, has started the second construction phase of what will become Italy’s biggest and most modern multifunctional indoor arena.  The Arena, in Milan’s Santa Giulia area, will open up new opportunities for entertainment and sports events, and provide an unprecedented level of service for artists, promoters and fans alike – all in an innovative and sustainable venue.

Chart-toppers, Joel Corry and Ella Henderson gave Sky customers a VIP experience to remember with exclusive performances to launch Sky’s brand-new Sky VIP lounge at OVO Arena Wembley, with the Sky VIP Official Big Top 40 from Global.   Guests were treated to sets from the Sky VIP Official Big Top 40 from Global host, Will Manning and DJ Kamilla Rose, before Joel and Ella performed their biggest hits, including their #1 collaboration

Oak View Group (OVG), the world’s biggest arena developer, and Ethara, the Middle East’s leading event management and venue operator have announced a joint venture, enabling OVG’s expansion into the Middle East – one of the world’s fastest growing markets for live entertainment. OVG is world-renowned as the leading full service live entertainment and hospitality group, with nine major new arenas across North America and Europe either already open or

The possibilities posed by the rise of virtual, augmented and mixed reality are to be examined by Forward Associates.

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has activated WhatsApp as a platform for conversational selling as it continues a targeted campaign aimed at engaging 18 to 34-year-olds.  HRI has  become the first sporting body in Ireland to trial conversational selling which sees HRI’s ticketing system integrated with the Whatsapp platform.

With the 2023 ALSD International Conference & Exhibition taking place at the home of treble cup winners, Manchester City Football Club’s Etihad Stadium in less than a month’s time, we are delighted to welcome Co-op Live on board as a top tier sponsor. Set to become one of the world’s premier music and entertainment venues, Co-op Live holds a substantial positive impact on sustainability and community at its core. With its location in the heart o

Newcastle United have commenced the planning application process for a brand new fan zone at Strawberry Place in partnership with STACK and the club’s front-of-shirt partner, Sela. An initial planning application has now been lodged with Newcastle City Council, with a proposed fan zone to be constructed in two phases to extend the site over a ground floor and first floor.

SoFi Stadium and Uber’s online food ordering and delivery platform, Uber Eats, partnered to bring order-ahead concessions to fans at SoFi Stadium. SoFi Stadium will be the largest implementation of an Uber Eats program at a sports venue to-date.

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