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Oakland A’s hires architects, to break the mold of ballpark design

Oakland Athletics hires Architects

Architect firms Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Gensler have never designed a stadium before. But American professional baseball team Oakland Athletics is banking on the reputation of the firms in the world of architecture to design their new ballpark. According to a Forbes report the Oakland A’s are hoping that BIG will bring something entirely new to the Major League Baseball stadium landscape. “The team selected them to help break the mold of baseball venues,” Oakland A ‘s President Dave Kaval told the media. “BIG pushes the boundaries and creates iconic designs globally,” Kaval was quoted by Forbes as saying. “We are thrilled to work with a world-renowned team to build a game...» Read more

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Orlando to host Monster Jam World Finals in 2019, 2020

Monster Jam Orlando - Feld Entertainment

Monster Jam World Finals XX and XXI will be hosted at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium in May of the next two years, officials from Monster Jam, City of Orlando and Orange County announced at a...
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Reports hint at major facelift plans for Stade de France

Stade de France upgrade

With an eye on 2024 Olympics, the landmark Stade de France in Saint-Dennis, just north of Paris, will soon get a major facelift that would put the 21-year-old venue among the very best modern...
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Kia Oval vows to go single-use plastic free by 2020

Kia Oval goes green

The Surrey County Cricket Club have promised to make the Kia Oval in southwest London a single use plastic free ground by the year 2020, according to a media statement on Kia Oval’s official...
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Sosnowiec okays ZPS complex plans

Sosnowiec complex Poland

Three years after the winning design for Złębiowski Park Sportowy (ZPS) – one of Poland’s largest proposed sports complexes – was revealed, Sosnowiec city council finally gave its nod for the...
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Saracens given green light for £23mn West Stand facelift

Saracens Rugby Club

London-based English professional rugby union team Saracens have been granted planning permission and secured funding to redevelop the West Stand at Allianz Park, with work set to begin this summer...
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Birmingham confirms 2022 CWG sports, venues

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The full list of sports and venues for the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Birmingham have been confirmed. Shooting will not be included in the competition. The cycling events will take place in...
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Beckham’s Inter Miami explores potential academy site

Inter Miami Training Academy

As David Beckham’s Inter Miami CF gears up to make its Major League Soccer (MLS) debut in 2020, the club continues to seek a site for soccer academy for young players from across South Florida and...
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Leicester City’s plans on track despite owner’s death

Leicester City training ground - update

Leicester City Football Club’s (LCFC) ambitious plans to create Europe’s best football training ground is on track despite the tragic death of owner in a helicopter crash outside the club’s...
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Lusail Stadium’s ‘west stand is rising up’

Lusail Stadium update

All eyes are on Qatar as it prepares to host 2022 FIFA World Cup™. The Gulf nation will be the first from the Arab world to host the mega event, also breaking with tradition with a winter...
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Mace, Arup chosen for Birmingham stadium revamp

Birmingham stadium revamp

Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium is set to get a £70-million revamp and an increased capacity of 40,000 for the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG). While Mace has been selected as the project manager...
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Mohegan partners with Live Nation for S Korean project

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment - South Korea project

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) and Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, recently announced a multi-year partnership to acquire talent for...
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Twickenham to have ‘Manapé’ as new catering option

Manapé - Twickenham catering partner

Twickenham Stadium with its redevelopment of the East Stand, will be introducing a new catering option to its corporate clients, ‘Manapé’ according to media reports. The canapes for a larger...
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Cox wins Sydney’s Moore Park stadium design bid

Sydney new stadium

Cox Architecture’s proposal for a new stadium at Sydney’s Moore Park has been selected as the winning design. The stadium will replace the existing Sydney Football Stadium (also known as Allianz...
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FC Cincinnati unveils new stadium design

FC Cincinnati - new stadium design

The Ohio soccer club FC Cincinnati has revealed renderings of a new stadium designed by Meis Architects. The design borrows features from some of Europe’s best stadia, archpaper.com reported. Meis...
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Wells Fargo Center launches app for personalized ticketing

Wells Fargo Center app

The NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and Venuetize recently launched the Wells Fargo Center app, designed with intent to offer a mobile ticketing platform unique and personalized to every Flyers fan. The...
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Twickenham to launch East Stand redevelopment

Twickenham East Stand

Twickenham Stadium will unveil its new East Stand redevelopment at an international launch to global buyers during IBTM World, Barcelona on November 28, according to media reports. On the day at 11am...
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