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Venues & Facilities

A roof will be added to the Philippe-Chatrier centre court in time for the 2020 French Open (Getty Images)
Article
7 Dec 2017

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.

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4 Dec 2017

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.

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MetLife Stadium, where the Jets are using technology to enhance the fan experience (Getty Images)
Article
7 Nov 2017

In the third and final part of our series, Barry Wilner summarises some of the ways in which teams in the US are using technology to enhance the game-day experience for fans.

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A wireless charging table-top (Chargifi)
Article
6 Nov 2017

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.

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Sunil Gulati (centre), president of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), Canadian Concacaf president Victor Montagliani (left) and Mexican Football Federation president Decio De Maria hold up a signed unified bid for the 2026 Fifa World Cup (Getty Images)
Article
31 Oct 2017

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?

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