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Los Angeles Stadium construction timelapse

ISM Raceway renovation update

Progress at the new US$4.9bn home for the NFL’s LA Rams and LA Chargers has come a long way since breaking ground in November, 2016. See everything that’s been built since that day in this video.

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ISM Raceway renovation update

ISM Raceway renovation update

At the recent ALSD in Atlanta, president of ISM Raceway Brian Sperber, brings us up to speed on the exciting work being carried out at the venue, including its interactive garage.

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Atlanta Hawks arena transformation

Atlanta Hawks Area Video

The Atlanta Hawks’s State Farm Arena, formerly the Philips Arena, is getting closer to completion. Take a look at the progress inside and out.

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Oxford United considers safe seating at Kassam Stadium

As safe standing is becoming a popular option among stadium owners, it is reported that lower league English soccer side Oxford United FC is also exploring the possibility of introducing the feature to its Kassam Stadium.

In a report by the Oxford Mail, it is understood that the club is looking at a “ground-breaking” concept of installing a safety rail in sections of its East and North stands, which it is calling ‘Ox-Rail’.

The feature would allow for those sections of the stadium to still remain seated but will also allow for fans who wish to stand during the game, without the risk of a progressive crowd collapse.

“Although a timeframe cannot be placed on completion of the project, the next stage will see the installation of a test build of an Ox-Rail, in front of a single row of seats in the East Stand, to allow the safety barrier to undergo rigorous testing,” Ian Mixter, head of crowd safety at Oxford United, was quoted as saying in the local newspaper.

“The safety of spectators, both home and away, is paramount and the club is committed to ensuring that this groundbreaking concept complies with the safety standards required by the regulating authorities.”

Safe standing is currently in use at a number of European clubs and is also being seen on new stadia being built for MLS teams in the effort to recreate a European-style fan atmosphere.

Recently, over 100,000 people signed a petition to bring the seating technology to stadia in the top two tiers of English soccer (the Premier League and The Championship).

May 16, 2018

Written by James Billington


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