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16 Apr 2015

Wembley Stadium is one of the world’s most iconic sports venues. Owned by the FA, and run through its subsidiary Wembley National Stadium Ltd, it hosts 30-40 major events annually for 2m visitors, ranging from major football finals like the Uefa Champions League and the FA Cup; to boxing contests; to the NFL’s London games; as well as music concerts. It competes for event business on the world stage with the premier league of stadia and has set itself the goal of being the most connected by 2016.

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1 Dec 2014

The genesis of a new or renovated stadium begins with the rights-holder who creates a brief that has to both push boundaries and stay within budget. Elisha Chauhan spoke to venue operators of the historic MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) and MLB (Major League Baseball) team the Minnesota Twins’ Target Field to find out the challenges each faced in the design process.

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1 Dec 2014

Metal detectors will be in place at all Major League Baseball (MLB) stadia by 2015. Elisha Chauhan looks at why, and asks industry experts how best to secure sporting events without impeding on the fan experience.

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1 Jul 2014

Following the rollout of Barcelona’s new outdoor lounge, Elisha Chauhan looks at some recent innovations in the use of sports stadia for non-matchday hospitality.

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