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.

Click image to view video

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.

Click image to view video

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.

Click image to view video

What sport is this venue famous for hosting? 

Join our
LinkedIn Group


Birmingham City FC introduces cashless payments

At St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium, home to English soccer side Birmingham City FC, a cashless payment system has been introduced meaning fans will no longer have to carry physical money to pay for food and beverages and merchandise.

From the beginning of the 2018-19 season queues and serving times could be a lot shorter at kiosks at the venue with the new technology enabling supporters to pay using Blues Fastpay – a system enabling supporters to pre-load cash onto their season tickets and pay at separate queues at all of the venue’s 93 kiosks.

The club partnered with tappit, a technology platform provider for the cashless solution, following supporter feedback requesting improved speed of service for food and beverages.

“Slow queueing times is an issue that the majority of football clubs face, especially during the half-time rush. Blues Fastpay looks to address this by providing a dedicated fast-payment line, without the need for staff to handle money. Our insight shows that it could reduce queue times by up to 15%,” said Ian Dutton, head of commercial at Birmingham City Football Club.

As well as offering the potential for faster service, the system will help prevent fraud and theft as it will be possible to spend only the pre-loaded cash on the card. It will also enable the club to track purchases with the aim to improve its services in the future.

“Blues Fastpay is one of the ways that we are bringing the best experience possible to Birmingham City supporters inside St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium,” said Dutton.

“The technology will also allow the club to track concession and retail purchases in real time. This insight is pivotal as it will allow us to provide targeted incentives and competitions to improve supporter engagement.”

June 27, 2018

Written by James Billington


Your email address:

Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

Venus Williams serves up luxury suite redesign at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, has made a star turn by remodeling six of its luxury suites using interior design firm V Starr Interiors – a company founded by professional tennis player Venus Williams.
Click here to read more

A look inside Wembley Stadium's brand-new hospitality offering

Wembley Stadium, home to the England national soccer team, as well as the host venue for a wide range of other sporting and entertainment events, has upped its hospitality game by introducing a brand-new members-only gastropub called the Lioness.  
Click here to read more

University of Arkansas North End Zone: Facts and figures of new US$160m expansion

The University of Arkansas is the latest college in the USA to spend big on redeveloping and will be adding more premium seating, amenities and experiences to its Donald W Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Click here to read more

Lighting makes a splash at Budapest's new Danube Arena

Tight deadlines and an exacting brief prompted local lighting designer Be Light! to turn to Thorn and Zumtobel for lighting solutions for the latest addition to Budapest’s cityscape.
Click here to read more

Transforming sport with playing surfaces made of glass

Playing basketball or tennis on a court made of glass doesn’t sound like it would be possible but new flooring technology is transforming the potential for the appearance and functionality of the next generation of playing surfaces.
Click here to read more

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 for more details.

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

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email