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Sydney’s new rectangular stadium to have Australia’s steepest stand

New Sydney Stadium

Australia’s fascination with rectangular stadium continues. The recently announced $300-million stadium redevelopment project, designed by Populous, will bring Western Sydney a brand new rectangular stadium with all 30,000 seats under roof cover, plus an additional 1,000 person standing area.... » Read more

Dutch-based MVRDV to build Xili Sports and Cultural Centre in Shenzhen


In its spree to build world-class athletic centers, China recently announced plans to build a sports and cultural centre in Shenzhen. City officials in Shenzhen revealed in October this year that Dutch-based firm MVRDV has won the completion to design the Xili Sports and Cultural Center. MVRDV will... » Read more

Chinese group Wanda wins naming rights to new Atletico stadium

Atletico Madrid stadium

Atletico Madrid’s new stadium will be called Wanda Metropolitano after Chinese property company Dalian Wanda, a 20 per cent shareholder in the Spanish giants, won the naming rights. Wanda acquired the 20 per cent stake in the Champions League finalists for €44.98 million in April 2015, as... » Read more

LAFC, IBM stadium tech partnership to transform live game experience

IBM stadium

Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion franchise Los Angeles Football Club announced a new strategic partnership with IBM earlier in October this year. The partnership will see IBM design and install all elements of the technology infrastructure at the club’s under-construction Banc of California... » Read more

Atlanta’s Philips Arena in for $192.5mn facelift; contractor selected

Philips Arena

The Atlanta Hawks announced on November 28 that the NBA team has awarded the $192.5 million renovation contract for Philips Arena to Atlanta Joint Venture, a Turner Construction-led consortium of four contractors that also include AECOM Hunt, SG Contracting, and Bryson Constructors. The renovation... » Read more

AEG, ESL in global alliance to expand esports


AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company and ESL, the world’s largest esports company, jointly announced a strategic long-term global partnership, that will align each company’s assets to further broaden the reach of esports around the world. The partnership... » Read more

China’s Wanda to invest $9.5 billion in tourism, sports park in Jinan city

Sports Park in Jinan City

China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin, has signed an agreement to invest 63 billion yuan ($9.45 billion) to build a tourism and sports complex in Jinan city, cinema-to-theme park developer Dalian Wanda Group said in a statement on Friday. The project, which will have malls, sports facilities, hotels... » Read more

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