Month: April 2019


Chinese visitors can now use Alipay at Capital One Arena

Capital One Arena and Alipay

Chines retail conglomerate Alibaba Group’s digital payment platform Alipay scored a win recently with with Monumental Sports & Entertainment announcing that visitors to the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. can use the mobile payment solution. Starting this week, Chinese tourists can use...
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Bankwest Stadium a ‘game changer’

Bankwest Stadium

Bankwest Stadium, the new home of National Rugby League (NRL) club Parramatta Eels and A-League football team Western Sydney Wanderers, staged its inaugural game on Easter Monday (April 22). The sixth round of the NRL Premiership saw the Eels christen their new home in style with an phenomenal 51-6...
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A’s in deal to buy half of Oakland Coliseum

Oakland Coliseum

The Oakland Athletics have tentatively agreed to buy Alameda County’s half of the 155-acre Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum site for $85 million, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Alameda County, which will use the $85 million to pay off bond debt on Coliseum renovations needed to bring the...
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Gensler named as architect for SDSU’s proposed stadium

San Diego State University

Global design and architect firm Gensler has been selected as the architect for San Diego State University’s (SDSU) proposed new multi-use stadium. The firm will work alongside Clark Construction, which was selected earlier this year as the design-build contractor for the expandable...
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Get ready for ‘Wembley of Malaysia’ experience

KL Sports City Wembley experience

The Malaysia Stadium Corporation (PSM) will soon be partnering with the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) to create a ‘Wembley Stadium-experience’ at the Kuala Lumpur Sports City (KLSC), in Bukit Jalil, Malaysian state news agency Bernama reported. PSM board member Radzi Tajuddin said that...
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ATP Finals moving from London to Turin

Pala Alpitour Stadium - ATP

The ATP Finals is moving from British capital London to the Italian city of Turin in 2021 for a five year period upto 2025. The tournament will be played inside the PalaAlpitour, a 15,000-seat multi-purpose arena built to host hockey games during the 2006 Turin Olympics, Associated Press news...
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Excel Esports launches XLHQ training facility in Twickenham

Excel Esports at Twickenham

UK-based Excel Esports has entered into a strategic collaboration with Twickenham Stadium to become its resident Esports team, The Esports Observer reported, adding that XLHQ, a dedicated training facility within the stadium, was unveiled to members of the press recently. Located in Twickenham,...
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