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Pitch renovations at the Bet365 Stadium

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Grounds manager Andrew Jackson explains the detailed process involved in preparing the turf at the home ground of English soccer side Stoke City FC before the start of the 2018-19 season.

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Inside the Kinnick Stadium renovation

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The US$89m renovation at the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium is taking shape. See the progress being made at the north end zone in this behind-the-build video.

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Betty Engelstad Sioux Center Floor Redesign Timelapse

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This time-lapse video shows the detailed process of redesigning the wood floor at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center at the University of North Dakota, home to its basketball and volleyball teams.

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Levi’s Stadium parts ways with concession provider

Levi’s Stadium, the home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, is to change its current concession stand provider, Centerplate, and seek a new F&B partner.

According to Mercury News, the decision to replace Centerplate as food and beverage provider, which has been supplying the stadium since 2014, will result in the elimination of 759 jobs.

Centerplate provides concession servers as well as chefs, bartenders, suite attendants and warehouse workers at Levi’s Stadium – with all being at risk with the appointment of a new F&B supplier.

However, according to the Mercury News report, the new concession partner is required by contract to hire existing employees.

“We are in the final stages of the evaluation and selection process of a new concessions provider for the venue and we look forward to presenting our recommendations to the Santa Clara Stadium Authority on Tuesday,” the report quotes the NFL team stating.

February 28, 2018

Written by James Billington


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