The Stadium Business Design & Development Summit 2023
Our Sports Sector Team thoroughly enjoyed attending The Stadium Business Design & Development Summit in Manchester last week. Ryan and Caleb Kung found it incredibly insightful and it was a great opportunity to catch up with clients and make new connections with leaders in the sector.
It was fascinating to discover the current and upcoming market trends and how the industry is responding to them. Many sports venues are becoming 365 destinations, which is creating exciting yet complex challenges for many Designers, Developers, Suppliers and Operators. This trend was exhibited by the project update on Fulham Football Club’s New Riverside Stand, moderated by Roy Westwood from Forward Associates.
Rob Amphlett and Rob May from Buro Happold presented a wealth of lessons learned from previous sports projects. They highlighted the importance of knowledge sharing to inspire project stakeholders with the confidence to build such amazing projects.
The presentation on the YTL Bristol Arena was fascinating – not only the historic significance of the site, but the challenges that the Grimshaw design team face. Plan A are delighted to be working with the team on this prestigious project.