Industry update: more on fan experience, stadium renovation and construction

By February 15, 2018
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Read more on several stadium development and renovation projects, sustainability and see examples of fan engagement in this short stadium industry update by ESSMA.

 

  • FC Bayern Munich will offer fans the opportunity to watch the game from a custom-built Courtyard by Marriott hotel box at the Allianz Arena. The club and Marriott International have signed a multi-year partnership thereby becoming FC Bayern Munich’s official hotel partner.

 

©️ Marriott International 

  • Chelsea FC will increase their wheelchair spaces from 108 to 219. These will be available from the start of the 2018/19 season. As a result, the stadium capacity will be reduced by 800 seats to accommodate the extra wheelchair spaces.

 

  • Manchester City FC is joining the Show the Love campaign, led by the Climate Coalition, to raise awareness of environmental issues in local communities. The club recently received a gold LEED certificate for their Training Academy which absorbs carbon dioxide and produces zero waste.

 

  • Tottenham Hotspur’s new White Hart Lane stadium has entered a critical 3-week phase with the start of lifting the £20m roof. The roof will support the stadium’s floodlighting, with six LED sports lights on each of the 54 flying columns, which links the stands to the upper tension rings.

 

©️ Tottenham Hotspur

 

  • Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium hosted the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic games. The pentagonal temporary and open-air stadium will be dismantled after the Olympics to become a multi-purpose exhibition centre and museum dedicated to the Olympics.

 

  • VOGO Sport, an ESSMA Corporate Partner, and Panasonic cooperate during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic games to implement a new watching system on the Vogo Sport app. Fans are able to choose from a wide variety of camera angles when watching figure skating events. They are also able to view replays, slow motion and zoom in on that same live footage.

 

  • England Rugby Hospitality work together with a Virtual Reality specialists to introduce the new Twickenham Stadium hospitality packages to potential clients and fans. The 360-degree projection dome is designed to showcase the hospitality experiences that will be implemented at the stadium in Autumn 2018.

 

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