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21 Jul 2017
Gensler wins another MLS project with North Carolina
Gensler wins another MLS project with North Carolina   US architecture firm Gensler has designed a stadium for Major League Soccer (MLS) hopeful North Carolina Football Club – one of a number of football-specific projects the studio is working on. The football club has earmarked downtown Raleigh as the location for the stadium. The development will include a .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
US$48m Prosper Stadium announced for Texas school district
US$48m Prosper Stadium announced for Texas school district   The Prosper Independent School District (IDS) just north of Dallas has unveiled plans for a US$48m (€41.5m, £37m) 12,000 capacity stadium and attached natatorium, set to open in 2019. According to the project's architect, Huckabee, the stadium will feature split level seating for the home-side; a two-storey .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Freeman expands sports and entertainment reach with acquisition of BaAM
Freeman expands sports and entertainment reach with acquisition of BaAM   Brand experience provider Freeman has announced the acquisition of creative production company BaAM, expanding its business into the sports and entertainment markets. Headed by CEO Reg Bronskill and president Annemarie Roe, with past Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) president Christine Kerr the .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
Former Commonwealth champion joins Birmingham 2022 bid team
Former Commonwealth champion joins Birmingham 2022 bid team   Brendan Foster, the former Commonwealth 10,000m champion, has joined the team trying to bring the 2022 Commonwealth Games to Birmingham. Foster is the founder of the Great Run Company, the mass participation sports event body that organises the Great Birmingham Run, the Great Birmingham 10k and Birmingham .... More>>
17 Jul 2017
Stevenage FC asks fans to invest as it plots new stand
Stevenage FC asks fans to invest as it plots new stand   Stevenage Football Club has offered fans the chance to invest as it attempts to raise £500,000 (US$653,410, €569,492) to build a new stand for its Lamex Stadium. Supporters and interested parties will be able to make £500-plus donations in exchange for a five-year mini-bond. Donors will be paid their money .... More>>
17 Jul 2017
FA to establish female-dedicated performance centres on university campuses
FA to establish female-dedicated performance centres on university campuses   Eight university campuses will become home to High Performance Centres built specifically for women’s football as part of the Football Association’s (FA) plan to increase participation. Northumbria University, Sheffield Hallam University, a Manchester consortia of Manchester Metropolitan and the University of .... More>>
14 Jul 2017
Heritage Lottery funding secured to establish Paralympic heritage centre at Stoke Mandeville
Heritage Lottery funding secured to establish Paralympic heritage centre at Stoke Mandeville   The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded the National Paralympic Heritage Trust £1m (US$1.3m, €1.1m) to establish a heritage centre in the UK chronicling the history of the Paralympic movement. Paralympic sport dates back to 1948, when Dr Ludwig Guttman, director of the UK’s first specialist unit for .... More>>
14 Jul 2017
High-performance facility being built for Irish rugby
High-performance facility being built for Irish rugby   A high-performance rugby facility will be developed in Ireland as the nation’s governing body for the sport ramps up its bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) is preparing to invest €2m (£1.8m, US$2.3m) in the facility, which will include a gym, a covered half-pitch training .... More>>
14 Jul 2017
Only 5 per cent of athletes funded by UK Sport come from black or Asian backgrounds
Only 5 per cent of athletes funded by UK Sport come from black or Asian backgrounds   The number of athletes from ethnic minority backgrounds being funded by UK Sport has not increased over the past year, shining the spotlight on the organisation’s diversity credentials. Of the 1,124 athletes receiving public and National Lottery funding from the quango between April 2016 and March 2017, only 1 .... More>>
12 Jul 2017
IOC: 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games hosts will be named at the same time
IOC: 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games hosts will be named at the same time
  Both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games will be awarded to their respective hosts at the same time in an unprecedented move announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It now appears certain that both the bids presented by Paris and Los Angeles will be successful, with one hosting in 2024 and another .... More>>
11 Jul 2017
Damian Collins remains as Sport Select Committee chair
Damian Collins remains as Sport Select Committee chair   Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe, has been re-elected as chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee. Collins has been elected unopposed and will take up his chair when the remaining members of the committee have been elected. He took over the role in October 2016 when his .... More>>
11 Jul 2017
Kashima Stadium to host Tokyo 2020 football tournament after earthquake damage repaired
Kashima Stadium to host Tokyo 2020 football tournament after earthquake damage repaired   Japan’s Ibaraki Kashima Stadium – which was damaged during a large earthquake in 2011 – will be used as a venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games football tournament. The stadium is located in Kashima City – just east of Tokyo – and is fully operational after assistance from FIFA and stakeholders. Home to .... More>>
11 Jul 2017
Table Tennis England become first NGB to lose funding for breaching governance code
Table Tennis England become first NGB to lose funding for breaching governance code
  The national governing body for table tennis has become the first to breach the government’s Code for Sports Governance, with its full £9m (US$11.6m, €10.2m) Sport England funding award suspended as a consequence. Table Tennis England chair Sandra Deaton said losing the funding – which was due to cover .... More>>
10 Jul 2017
STA signs up 10,000th member and gets CIMSPA backing
STA signs up 10,000th member and gets CIMSPA backing   The Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) has recruited its 10,000th member and had all of its qualifications endorsed by CIMSPA. Dave Candler, chief executive of the STA, said reaching the 10,000 number was a “momentous moment”. “I’m proud to have achieved this during my tenure as CEO – and four years ahead .... More>>
10 Jul 2017
Liverpool FC submits training ground planning application
Liverpool FC submits training ground planning application   Premier League football club Liverpool FC has submitted planning permission to redevelop its first-team training ground at Melwood. If the proposal is accepted by Liverpool City Council, the £50m (US$64.3m, €56.5m) plan will see the club’s first-team and academy football training facilities brought together in .... More>>
10 Jul 2017
Government review prompts UKAD to highlight its effectiveness
Government review prompts UKAD to highlight its effectiveness   UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has published a report to highlight its “extensive work” after the government launched a review into its effectiveness and governance. Research compiled alongside ComRes revealed that almost half of British adults (48 per cent) think that doping is widespread in sport following a number of .... More>>
10 Jul 2017
‘Stadium of Tomorrow’ could include permanent residential homes, says Populous
‘Stadium of Tomorrow’ could include permanent residential homes, says Populous   Stadiums of the future may include permanent residential facilities and places of work if they adopt an innovative, community-focused vision put forward by Populous. The architectural practice behind the Olympic Stadiums in Sydney and London has imagined the ‘Stadium of Tomorrow’ for the July issue of .... More>>
07 Jul 2017
Saracens to host fixture at London Stadium after failing to cement Wembley Stadium partnership
Saracens to host fixture at London Stadium after failing to cement Wembley Stadium partnership   Premiership rugby club Saracens will host its home match against Harlequins at the London Stadium next season after failing to cement a “long-term relationship” with Wembley Stadium. Saracens had previously hosted 14 league and European fixtures at Wembley, but chief executive Heath Harvey said that “despite .... More>>
07 Jul 2017
Rugby league participation and finances strengthening in Europe, says RLEF
Rugby league participation and finances strengthening in Europe, says RLEF   Rugby league is increasing in popularity around Europe and less traditional rugby playing nations, according to the latest annual report published by the sport’s continental governing body. While England, France, Ireland and Wales all recorded participation increases over 2016, that surge was mirrored in .... More>>
07 Jul 2017
Zac Brown and Killer Mike to sprinkle stardust on Philips Arena revamp
Zac Brown and Killer Mike to sprinkle stardust on Philips Arena revamp   A ‘southern gourmet’-style restaurant inspired by the Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band, and a barbershop owned by rapper and activist Killer Mike will be part of the “transformed” Philips Arena – home to NBA franchise the Atlanta Hawks. Country music legend Zac Brown – the lead singer of the eponymous band – has .... More>>
06 Jul 2017
SAPCA appoints Andy Reed as first independent chair
SAPCA appoints Andy Reed as first independent chair   Andy Reed, the Sports Think Tank director and former Loughborough MP, has been appointed as the first independent chair of the Sport and Play Construction Association (SAPCA). Reed has replaced Eric Page, who spent six years on the SAPCA board, and his appointment has coincided with the organisation’s rebrand .... More>>
05 Jul 2017
DCMS adds digital to name in rebranding
DCMS adds digital to name in rebranding   As its remit evolves, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has changed its name, now to be known as the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Still referred to as the DCMS, digital has been added to the department’s name to acknowledge the ever-increasing impact of digital on core areas .... More>>
05 Jul 2017
NorthernLight completes design for Sochi's Sirius Art and Science Park
NorthernLight completes design for Sochi's Sirius Art and Science Park   Dutch design agency NorthernLight has completed the design phase for the redevelopment of Sochi’s Olympic Village, which is turning its former media centre from the 2014 Winter Olympics into a science and art park. Connecting science and art, the unique addition is the “crossover of an art biennale and .... More>>
05 Jul 2017
Mammoth Mercedes-Benz Stadium set for August opening
Mammoth Mercedes-Benz Stadium set for August opening   US National Football League (NFL) franchise the Atlanta Falcons has released a new video showing the final stages of construction work on their US$1.5bn (€1.3bn, £1.1bn) stadium. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium, designed by sports architects HOK, is scheduled to officially open on 26 August for a Falcons preseason .... More>>
04 Jul 2017
New academy and community facilities part of Barnet FC’s stadium expansion plan
New academy and community facilities part of Barnet FC’s stadium expansion plan   AndArchitects, the studio behind Luton Town FC’s ambitious new stadium plan, has developed a proposal to revamp the home ground of Barnet FC. As part of the plan, capacity at The Hive would increase to 8,000 – up from just 5,000 – with the current South terrace converted into a modern all-seater stand. The .... More>>
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