Mott MacDonald has announced the recruitment of two event specialists – Jim Frayling and Edward Selman – to enhance the existing quality and breadth of services offered to Clients in the Sport and Events sector. Rob Sayce, Director and UK Sport and Events Advisory Lead for Mott MacDonald, said:

The delivery of the new 15,000-capacity Indoor Arena at Atlantic Wharf has taken another step forward, following the completion of the Full Business Case and a report to Cardiff Council's Cabinet to appoint the consortium of Live Nation, Oak View Group (as operators) and Robertson (as developer), as the successful bidder. The new indoor arena will create a premier, UK visitor destination, which could attract one million visitors every year and bring more than £100m

PTI Digital has been appointed by London Stadium to deliver a Connected Stadium roadmap with a view to optimising its customer experience and revenue maximisation. London Stadium already has substantial infrastructure in place – WiFi and DAS connectivity provided by O2/Cisco and EErespectively – and PTI has been engaged to define a strategic approach to deliver a commercial return on the venue’s inv

Levy UK + Ireland, the sports and hospitality division of Compass Group UK and Ireland, has today announced its contract extension with Chelsea FC as the Club’s official catering partner.

The first large-scale prefabricated segment of the roof structure for the Main Stadium of the Kai Tak Sports Park was shipped from Zhongshan in Guangdong to Hong Kong this morning (September 13). This signifies that the Kai Tak Sports Park project will enter a new stage of construction. The Main Stadium of the Kai Tak Sports Park can accommodate 50,000 spectators.

Global design firm Populous has announced the completion of the US$80m Ken Garff Red Zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Sodexo has confirmed a long-term partnership as the exclusive venue partner of the DW Stadium, home to Wigan Athletic FC and Wigan Warriors RLFC.  The 11-year agreement covers public and hospitality catering, as well as conference and event sales and catering.

Oak View Group, the global venue development, advisory and investment company for the sports and live entertainment industry, and Spectra, one of the industry’s leading venue management and hospitality providers, have announced an agreement under which the two companies will merge. Oak View Group (OVG), which owns Pollstar and sister publication VenuesNow, was co-founded in 2015 by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff, and specialises in r

In six days time, the ALSD International conference and exhibition will commence in the Northern Powerhouse that is Liverpool.

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, a proud part of AB InBev, has announced a five-year extension from 1 January 2022 of its long-term partnership with AEG as the Official Beer Partner of The O2 arena and Indigo at The O2 in London.

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