Football and Stadium Management February - March 2019 contents

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Luton granted Planning Permission for New Stadium

Luton Borough Council has finally granted consent for a new 23,000-seat ground for the Hatters – but the viability of the project rests on a further planning decision, the club’s boss has warned.

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Football Finance – Short Term Cost Controls, Profitability and Sustainability

The Premier League Financial Fair Play regulations (now known as Profit and Sustainability regulations) were established to prevent football clubs from getting into financial difficulty. Although they have been amended several times, there continues to be requirements to provide information by certain deadlines and significant sanctions for Clubs that breach the rules.

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Safe Standing Options Installed

Wolves have installed three different safe-standing options at Molineux, making them the first Premier League club to do so at an operational stadium.

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Audiovisual Technology wows Football Fans Throughout Europe

Across Europe, stadia are adding audiovisual (AV) technologies to create exciting and meaningful in-person experiences that help drive ticket sales in an era when most fans have large, ultra-high-definition televisions. According to Dave Manica, President of Manica Architectures, which specializes in sports and entertainment venues, the fan experience has become a core component of designing a new stadium’s architecture and technology systems.

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Recognise your stadium venue at The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2019

The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2019 are currently open for entry, with 14 categories to choose from. The awards, organised by Stadium Experience, aim to recognise and reward best practice activities shown by the catering, operations, conference and events teams at football and rugby stadia across the UK and Ireland.

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Accessibility: The Benefits Of Making Stadiums More Disabled-Friendly

Every year, billions of people visit the UK’s football stadiums to support their favourite team. This is something everyone should be able to enjoy and experience, regardless of individual requirements.

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Planning permission granted for Compton and Edrich Stand redevelopment at Lord’s

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has been granted full planning permission by Westminster City Council to construct two new three-tier stands to replace the existing Compton and Edrich Stands. The redevelopment of the stands at Lord’s Cricket Ground forms the second phase of the ground’s updated Masterplan.

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British-Based Business Scores Hat-Trick Following Major Asian Cup Win

SIS Pitches cap incredible growth period by supplying pitches for venues used at third major football tournament in less than six months

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