27 - 28 February 2018
Equarius Hotel, Singapore

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All you need to know about our 2nd Annual Stadiums event

Nobody wants an unused stadium, especially after it takes years to build and costs hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money. It is bad publicity for the city, shows the incompetency of the local government and stadium owners and lowers the value of the surrounding properties.

Taking place on 27 - 28 February 2018 in Singapore, the 2nd Stadiums and Arenas Asia Summit 2018 will focus extensively on commercialisation and fan engagement, with the main aim of imparting useful strategies on maximizing fan engagement and on implementing useful and cost-effective commercialization strategies for stadium and arena operators in the region.

Hot topics:

  1. Striking A Balance Between Investment Into Fan Welfare Vs Revenue Generation
  2. The Cashless Stadium – Why it Matters to Fans and Important to Operators’ Bottomline
  3. Preventing Over-Commercialization of Stadiums – Why Less is Sometimes More Effective
  4. Mobile-first Fan Engagement Strategy
  5. Driving Fan Engagement in a Digital Age - Does a One-Size Strategy Fit All?

Submission Form

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Attendee List: 2nd Annual Stadiums and Arenas Asia Summit

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Convince Your Boss

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Articles

5 ELEMENTS OF A MODERN STADIUM: Interview with Arup’s Associate Director – Chris Dite

Modern stadium designs often manage to forge a building with a unique aesthetic while at the same time satisfying a wide range of practical considerations to achieve optimal safety and capacity levels. In this article,Chris Dite, Associate Director at Arup, discusses his recent experiences with stadium design projects as well as his overarching views on the evolution of the concept of the modern stadium. He focuses not only on the technical design of modern stadia, but also the fan experience and how technology contributes to the long-term relevance of a structure.

Next-gen stadiums: What it takes to deliver tournaments of the future

As stadium operators compete with home entertainment and spectator options, they are required to invest more heavily in creating an unforgettable fan experience which cannot be replicated at home. Download our report into the areas of emerging technologies that will revolutionise the way next-generation stadia will look and feel, including: stadium connectivity and fan-focused applications, automatic ticketing, seating innovations, modular infrastructure, advanced security solutions, HVAC technologies and pitch maintenance solutions.

Managing Stadium Redevelopment On Time And On Budget

Undertaking a redevelopment of a stadium is a major task, and without proper management, cost and budget estimates may spiral upwards with additional fees, requirements and unexpected costs.

In this article, we examine some key considerations for stadium operators, in keeping costs low, while not compromising on the quality of the stadium experience. 

Leveraging On Technology To Improve Stadium Security And Fan Engagement

Stadiums are a major focal point of any community or city and usually attract millions of visitors each year. As such, stadium and fan security cannot be taken lightly, especially as these security threats can come in various forms and any lapse from any of the various stakeholders could cause a major catastrophe that can result in the loss of life and millions in property damages.

In this article, we look at the challenges facing stadium operators in finding a balance between improving fan security while maintaining a good fan experience.

Global round-up of major stadium projects under construction

2017 is already proving to be a pivotal year for the construction of advanced stadiums around the world as leading nations rapidly increase their investment in sporting infrastructure. Download our global stadium project roundup to understand the key design and development trends being utilised in the widening range of stadium constructions, including the use of modular seating capacity, advanced temperature controls and various sustainability-focused technologies.

Maintaining legacy: 3 stadiums that were left in the dust with no legacy plan

Failed legacy programmes can lead to rampant operational losses, ongoing city debt and inefficiencies of adhoc facility usage for the host country. Download this exclusive whitepaper on 'Maintaining Legacy' which highlights some of the most renowned stadiums in the world that were left deserted and the key reasons behind their failure.

Designing for social and commercial sustainability

In this presentation, Chris Dite, Associate Director, Sports Venue Design at Arup explores:

  • Designing socially and commercial sustainable venues
  • Global stadium design best practice
  • Stadium impact in regards to broader community and population

How To Drive Fan Web Engagement

BAS SCHNATER works for Dutch Premier League club AZ Alkmaar where he oversees fan engagement and database marketing. We sit down with him to discuss top tips on how they are driving fan engagement.

How to Strike the Right Balance for Effective Stadium Commercialisation

Stadiums as well as the sports industry need to be careful when striking the balance between effective commercialisation and over-doing it. A couple of years back Mark Perryman wrote in the UK newspaper The Guardian about the how the latest TV rights deal between Sky/BT and the Premier League worked out at £10m a game and that “the relentless commercialisation of the Premier League has destroyed the values that made it attractive to investors in the first place – and done nothing for sport.” How far is too far for sport commercialisation? How do you achieve recurring revenue but also maintain the focus on what the fans want – the sports.

Infographics

Introducing The 21st Century Fan

How can stadiums of today manage fan experiences - how do you reach your fans, what type of fans are there and how can you keep them coming back?

All these and more, answered in this article on the new breed of fans - the 21st century fan.