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An increasing number of sports stadia are installing wireless charging in hospitality suites and communal areas to cater for the latest generation of mobile phones. Ben Cronin asks Dan Bladen, chief executive of wireless charging company Chargifi, about the technology.

In the first part of a series on frictionless stadium technology, Ben Cronin examines how Bath Rugby has invested in a piece of white label software that allows fans to pre-order half-time drinks and snacks.

Co-hosting major events has become increasingly common. Why has the landscape changed in international sport and what are the complications, as well as the opportunities, associated with such an approach?

With just two years to go until the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, the competition's chief operating officer, Alan Gilpin, tells Ben Cronin about the benefits of its proximity to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and how it could influence the future of sports hospitality in the region.

The race to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup will conclude in just a matter of weeks, with the World Rugby Council set to decide on November 15 whether France, Ireland or South Africa should host the tournament. Here, SportBusiness International examines the South African bid.

The race to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup will conclude in just a matter of weeks, with the World Rugby Council set to decide on November 15 whether France, Ireland or South Africa should host the tournament. Here, SportBusiness International examines the Irish bid.

The race to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup will conclude in just a matter of weeks, with the World Rugby Council set to decide on November 15 whether France, Ireland or South Africa should host the tournament. Here, SportBusiness International examines the three contenders' bids.

The race to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup will conclude in just a matter of weeks, with the World Rugby Council set to decide on November 15 whether France, Ireland or South Africa should host the tournament. Here, SportBusiness International examines the French bid.

Is it beneficial, or a drawback, for a destination to host two major events in quick succession? We asked three experts to give their take on this hot topic...

FanCam takes super high-res images of crowds attending live events at sports stadiums, and then offers fans the chance to see themselves in the sponsored snaps. Greg Pitcher discovers how the company is forging links between sponsors and fans’ hearts and minds. 

Our resident fan engagement correspondent enjoys the most English of experiences: a rain affected one-day international cricket match between England and the West Indies.

Abu Dhabi serves as an irresistible draw to an increasing number of sports clubs, federations and organisations every year.

Abu Dhabi’s reputation as a host of stellar events across a wide variety of sports has attracted a broad range of international federations and sports governing bodies in recent years.

The combination of climate and accessibility means that the Emirate provides a convenient and attractive option for professional sports teams and individual athletes.

HE Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council explains how the Emirate’s continuing investment in a world class sports infrastructure serves the local population and the international community.