Videos

Banc of California Stadium progress

After 10 months of construction, Los Angeles FC has put together a video of progress on the Banc of California Stadium.

Click image to view video

Turner Field sign removed from Georgia State University stadium

Reporters from WSB captured the moment that the famed Turner Field sign was removed from Georgia State University’s football stadium.

Click image to view video

Rome has announced the withdrawal of the city's Olympic bid for the 2024 Games. With a little under a year before the winning bid is announced, which city do you think will be home to the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad? 


Join our
LinkedIn Group


Monthly poll

Rome has announced the withdrawal of the city's Olympic bid for the 2024 Games. With a little under a year before the winning bid is announced, which city do you think will be home to the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad? 

Budapest
Paris
Los Angeles

Last week's poll asked what it would take for Japan's authorities to be ready for the for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Opinion was divided, with 45% of respondents voting that the city would have to exceed its existing budgets in order to be ready for the Games. Alternatively, 36% of voters believed that the city would have to make greater use of existing facilities as secondary Olympic venues. 

Recent Polls

  • Will the increasing use of virtual tickets mean an end to physical tickets and box offices?
  • Are the operators of modern stadia doing enough to cater for PRM spectators?
  • Has LED technology become the first choice for pitch lighting in modern stadia?
  • Do stadium naming rights have a detrimental effect on a club's brand image?
  • Would you be happy for an app to communicate personal data to security systems in a stadium in order to tailor a personalized evacuation plan?
  • Have French authorities done enough to ensure a sufficient and effective security presence at the Euro 2016 finals?
  • Given the delays experienced by some of the soccer stadia for Russia 2018, do you think the country's venues will be ready in time for the next FIFA World Cup?
  • Digital advertising hoardings located next to the pitches in sports stadia represent a lucrative revenue stream for venues. But are they distracting for audiences, and potentially competitors?
  • Are stadium operators doing enough to attract a family audience to major sporting venues?
  • In the future, will all major international sporting competitions be held on synthetic turf?
  • Legacy planning has become a popular selling point of new stadia and arenas. Given the amount of cost involved in staging the Olympic Games, have the venues for the Rio 2016 Games been designed and constructed with sufficient attention given to their use after the event has concluded?
  • Given the amount of money it costs to stage a modern summer Olympic Games, do you believe that an alternative model of infrastructure development could prove viable?
  • Given the warm reception the sport has received at the Rio Olympics, do you think Sevens stadia will become more commonplace in the next few years?
  • Celtic FC made the news in July when the Glasgow club became the first in UK soccer to install a safe standing section in an all-seater stadium. Should other UK clubs follow suit? 
  • The 2020 UEFA Championships will be held at venues across Europe as a celebration of the competition's 60th anniversary. Among the 13 host stadia, two are new builds, but given the proliferation of available venues across the continent, should such a legacy event be restricted to existing stadia?
  • Liverpool FC unveiled the new Anfield main stand expansion this week. Is the financial risk associated with increasing stadium capacity - and generating greater admission revenue - a necessary one if the team is to remain competitive with other major clubs in Europe?
  • Which party do you feel should shoulder most of the blame?
  • Is spending on US high school stadia in danger of spiralling out of control?
  • Is spending on US high school stadia in danger of spiralling out of control?
  • Broadcasting revenue can represent a major windfall for stadia, but many smaller venues have limited scope for the required infrastructure to broadcast events. Should smaller stadia invest in permanent solutions, or do temporary, mobile facilities offer the most suitable solution? 
  • Japan has approved the US$1.5bn plan for its new Olympic Stadium. Given the delays and negative media coverage of the upcoming Games, what will it take for the stadia for the Tokyo Olympics to be ready in time for athletes and visitors in 2020? 
  • What steps should the stadium take to stamp out this behavior?
  • If FIFA's plan to increase the number of World Cup finals teams from 40 to 48 goes ahead, will this place too much pressure on host countries to build a greater number of new stadia? 
  • Do you agree?
  • It's been another bad year for sport's international governing bodies, with accusations of corruption and widespread criticism of ineffective self-regulation throughout 2016. Is it time for an independent, global governing body for international sport?
  • Will President-elect Donald Trump's commitment to rejuvenating the US construction industry have a discernible impact on new-build stadia in the country?
  • With news that a second Wimbledon court will be getting a retractable roof, should all modern tennis stadia be designed with this capability?
  • Should the seating improvement be postponed until the investigation has been completed?
  • After a pair of fans managed to sleep inside Manchester United's Old Trafford following a stadium tour, remaining inside in an attempt to attend a Premier League match, should clubs reconsider holding such tours close to match days?
  • Given the number of recent security incidents, should the Football Association order a league-wide investigation?
  • Reports are circulating that Atlético Madrid is bracing itself for a substantial short-term debt increase as a result of the club's soon-to-be-completed new stadium. But is this really news? Shouldn't all clubs expect to face financial hardships following construction of a new stadium?
  • Given that many sports are extremely proud of their mass appeal, is it appropriate for stadia to expand their F&B offerings to include costlier, high-end cuisine?
  • Following the (formerly) San Diego Chargers's announcement that the team will be moving to Los Angeles in a stadium share with the LA Rams, is the NFL entering an era where geographical identity (and fan loyalty) will always come second to owner ambition? 
  • But does the size and scale of most modern stadia make it impossible to recreate the atmosphere found in older grounds?
  • As average attendance levels (for the most part) continue to rise, are we about to see an associated increase in stadium development in the country?
  • Should such eye-watering levels of spending be permitted, or should soccer's governing body prohibit countries from such outlays of cash?
  • Could the Olympic Games really be winding down? 
  • AS Roma has announced that it has been given the go-ahead for the club's new stadium. The team's managing director, Mauro Baldissoni, also stated that he hoped the news would inspire other Italian clubs to move ahead with new stadia projects. Plans to build numerous new stadia are hindered by complicated Italian bureaucracy, but could the AS Roma project kickstart a new wave of Serie A team stadia?
  • More MLS teams are investing in smaller, soccer-specific stadia. Are franchise owners right to choose functionality over potential attendance figures?
  • Should UEFA have taken Manchester United's concerns more seriously?
  • London Stadium is on the verge of signing a deal to host two World Cup Cricket matches in 2019. But is hosting cricket matches at such a venue damaging to the reputation of other, more traditional cricket venues in the UK capital, such as Lord's?
  • Should established clubs be taking such long-term possibilities into account?
  • In the coming decades, will stadia be able to generate sufficient funding if they remain standalone sporting facilities?
  • With new stadia keen to squeeze in as much premium product as possible, do new projects run the risk of diluting the atmosphere in stadia by reducing general capacity and increasing premium spaces?
  • Do you think Krestovsky Stadium, and the other venues for the upcoming tournament, will be ready in time for the World Cup?
  • Will naming rights deals begin to trickle down and feature in college football as well as in the professional game?
  • The schedule, which would see construction begin in early 2018 and conclude just 30 months later, appears a little optimistic, but do you think the project can be realized in time?
  • However, with naming rights such a lucrative source of revenue for teams, is the club placing too much importance on its heritage?
  • The new stadium for the LA Rams and the Chargers has suffered another setback and will be delayed until 2020. Is this the last delay the project will endure, or is even this revised completion date too optimistic?
  • Would it be more efficient to simply hire an external contractor, or is it encouraging to see an organizer determined to use locally developed turf?
  • Do you think that the tournament should proceed as planned?
  • Should stadium capacity figures be standardized to prevent such inaccuracies?

  • MLS side FC Cincinnati has become the latest top-flight US soccer club to announce plans for a new stadium. In the next decade, will there be any MLS teams playing in multipurpose venues, or will all clubs opt for soccer-specific stadia?
  • Are we on the cusp of a wholesale move toward rail seating in the next two-to-three years?
  • Should pyrotechnic use in stadia be immediately prohibited?
  • Read Latest Issue

    Web Exclusives

    Arizona Diamondbacks add urban garden to Chase Field

    Vertical urban garden at stadium to provide sustainability and educational opportunities throughout the remainder of the season
    Click here to read more



    Chelsea FC appoints Ericsson as Stamford Bridge's connected venue partner

    Two-year partnership will see the communications specialist design, install and maintain a carrier-grade wi-fi network for fans attending Stamford Bridge stadium.
    Click here to read more



    Mosaic Stadium opens in Regina, Saskatchewan

    New 33,000-seat, multipurpose stadium opens on July 1, and will be the new home for the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders
    Click here to read more



    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. 
    Click here to read more



    Philips Lighting transforms Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium with next-generation LED lighting

    Home of Olympique Lyonnais is the first stadium in France to use dynamic LED pitch lighting with moving color spots
    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 john.doherty@ukimediaevents.com for more details.

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

    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