Videos

Watch construction progress on the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur FC has released its latest video chronicling progress on the club’s new London stadium.

Click image to view video

Watch pitch work underway at Wanda Metropolitano

Grounds teams prepare the surface at Wanda Metropolitano, the spectacular new home of Spanish soccer club Atlético de Madrid.

Click image to view video

Do naming rights deals for college stadia detract from the history and heritage of such venues?


Join our
LinkedIn Group


Web Exclusives

« back to listing

Birmingham reveals indoor arenas for 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

The NEC, Genting Arena, Barclaycard Arena and Symphony Hall will play an important role in the UK city’s bid for the Games. 

 

Four indoor arenas in the Birmingham and Solihull area of the UK have been revealed as playing a pivotal role in delivering the city’s Commonwealth Games 2022 bid. These venues were selected following careful assessment of Commonwealth Games Federation guidelines regarding athletes’ needs, the technical specifications, seating capacity and Games logistics.

As part of the selection process, the bid committee looked closely at how to utilize Birmingham’s wealth of existing sports venues and facilities, ensuring connectivity and accessibility and maximizing spectator numbers.

Central to Birmingham’s bid is the internationally recognized NEC, situated on a site which also includes the Genting Arena. The NEC has excellent public transport links to central Birmingham and New Street Station and Birmingham International Airport, as well as being located in the heart of the UK’s motorway network.

The NEC has expertise in regularly hosting major events, including: Crufts, the UK’s largest consumer event with 160,000 visitors annually; Spring Fair, the UK’s largest trade show; Skills Show, the nation’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event; and Horse of the Year Show.

Three of the NEC’s largest halls will host boxing, judo, table tennis and freestyle wrestling. Halls 1, 4 and 5 have been selected to provide an optimal configuration, creating a compact multi-sport venue requiring minimal build requirements. The NEC, part of the NEC Group, brings with it almost 2,000 employees providing event management expertise, and robust back of house infrastructure and facilities.

The NEC Group has over 40 years’ experience, operating 750 major events and attracting seven million visitors each year. In addition to the NEC, the Group also manages the Genting Arena, which will host badminton, and the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham’s city center, which will host artistic and rhythmic gymnastics.

In addition, the city’s Symphony Hall will host weightlifting and para powerlifting. The four existing indoor venues alone will provide spectators with more than 500,000 opportunities to watch the action during Games time.

Ian Ward, Deputy Leader Birmingham City Council, and Chair, Birmingham Commonwealth Games Steering Group, said, “We have undertaken a rigorous process to identify the venues which meet the Games’ technical requirements and ensure we meet the athletes’ and spectators’ needs.

“These world-class indoor arenas are central to our bid and contribute to the 95% of Birmingham’s venues which are already available. With a heritage of delivering world-class international events these four venues will provide over 50 days of competition for fans to enjoy during the Birmingham 2022 Games.”

June 28, 2017

 

Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

One-on-one: Erleen Hatfield, partner, BuroHappold Engineering

Stadia speaks to BuroHappold Engineering’s Erleen Hatfield about the company’s role in the roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 
Click here to read more



One-on-one: Mike Compitello, director, global sports and entertainment technical services, IBM

Stadia speaks to the director of global sports and entertainment technical services about IBM’s part in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Click here to read more



One-on-one: David P Capezzuto, director of business development, Birdair

Stadia speaks to Birdair’s director of business development about the company’s part in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Click here to read more



One-on-one: Mark Williams, HKS

HKS’s director of sports and entertainment business development explains some of the thinking behind the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium project
Click here to read more



One-on-one: Alex Phi, lead designer, Gensler Sports

Gensler Sports’ lead designer discusses the safe-standing section at Banc of California Stadium, and how virtual and augmented reality has enhanced the design process
Click here to read more




Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the stadia community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to matt.ross@ukimediaevents.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email john.doherty@ukimediaevents.com

Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightWe are building a list of leading suppliers covering all aspects of the stadia industry. Want to see your company included? Contact john.doherty@ukimediaevents.com for more details.

فروشگاه اینترنتی فروشگاه اینترنتی سیستم همکاری در فروش کانال تلگرام چت روم ماهواره آنلاین اندروید دانلود فیلم فروشگظ;ه اینترنتی