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Legends International has helped redefine the stadium experience. The firm’s Richard Cheesman and Martin Jennings identify four key trends

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Delaware ushers in new sports betting era; United 2026 bid outscores 'high risk' Morocco; and the New York Yankees win scheduling battle with ESPN.

Adam Nelson takes a look at four cities with the potential to make a big splash in future editions of Ultimate Sports City

For the third time in the history of these rankings, London has been named the world’s Ultimate Sports City. From the NFL and NBA to Wimbledon and Euro 2020, the British capital’s event-hosting strategy, coupled with the public’s appetite for sport, has placed the city at the centre of the sporting world

In this month's issue we cover the following: MOROCCO 2026  –  The North African country pushes the vision of a 'compact' World Cup UNI

The winners from across all our award categories.

Greg Pitcher talks to Aecom head of sports engineering Peter Ayres, responsible for the design of Moscow's Okritie Arena, about the creation of the soon-to-be World Cup venue.

The Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke has written a letter to FA Council members about the potential sale of Wembley Stadium and provided a Q&A to answer some of the questions raised about Shahid Khan's offer to buy the venue. The association granted SportBusiness International permission to publish the Q&A here.

Changes to the Fifa host allocation process ought to give Morocco a better chance of hosting the Fifa World Cup than on any of the four previous occasions the country has bid for the tournament. Ben Cronin visits four of the host cities within the proposed bid to assess the strengths and weaknesses of its candidacy. 

District Detroit app not only links the home of the Red Wings and Pistons to a 50-block neighbourhood, it also offers an insight into how public spaces could be connected in future.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Khan wants Wembley Stadium to host Super Bowl; NFL Draft draws record TV ratings; and Trump interference threatens USA-led World Cup bid

Al Guido says his track-record in delivering some of the largest and most technologically-advanced stadiums in the world equips him with just the right CV to run Elevate Sports Ventures – a new consultancy combining the expertise of the San Francisco 49ers, CAA and HBSE. Ben Cronin speaks to him about the new enterprise.

Clubs are increasingly using premium fan experiences to maximise their revenue streams and offset the costs of expensive new stadia.

Dermot Ledwith speaks to Fernando Fariza at Atlético Madrid about the club’s recent move across the city to the Wanda Metropolitano.

After authorities finally gave the green light to the redevelopment of Roland-Garros - following years of false starts - SportBusiness International examines the plan to add breathing space to the cluttered venue.

Abu Dhabi will take centre stage as two of the world’s top football competitions, the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017-2018 and AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, come to town. Alexis Dijksterhuis of Abu Dhabi-based ticketing and events company FLASH Entertainment is relishing the prospect.

In this month's issue we cover the following: SPORTBUSINESS EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR – the 20 executives who have made the weather in 2017 PRO KABADDI LEAGUE – India’s under-the-radar success WOMEN’S

Richard Mulligan swaps Disney’s Magic Kingdom for an evening of NBA wizardry in Orlando.

Why the planned merger of IMG College and Learfield looks like the right deal at the right time for US collegiate sport. Kevin Roberts reports.