04/04/2024

Coliseum Global Sports Venue Alliance Summit 2024

Last week, Associate Design Manager Ryan Farthing attended the Coliseum Global Sports Venue Alliance Summit at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. The event was a great opportunity to connect with leaders in the industry and the stadium is an amazing feat of design, engineering, and construction.

We thank all the speakers that gave their time to the event. A few key highlights that grabbed our interest:

  • WJHW’s presentation on “Should I bother hiring a consultant” was fascinating. Thank you, Charles Adkinson, for emphasising that a strong and appropriately skilled team pays dividends.
  • Upgrading existing venues can be very difficult, particularly when replacing old MEP with new technology. Thank you, James Bradshaw from ASM Global – Europe for your engaging talk.
  • Sporting venues must consider “Just walk-out technology” to enhance fan experiences. 2 Mobile d.o.o. reinforced that AI is becoming integral to fan experiences and that those in the sector are at risk of falling behind if they don’t embrace it. Thank you, Matjaz Mozina.
  • Stadiums in particular, are relying on revenue from non-sporting events, such as music and exhibitions. In the past year, 3 music acts are responsible for 20% of the income from Concert Tours – Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Bruce Springsteen.
  • Lastly, it was great to witness the collective strength and determination of women in Sports.
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