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15 Aug 2018
BBC research: Premier League clubs would make profits playing in empty stadiums
BBC research: Premier League clubs would make profits playing in empty stadiums   More than half of the clubs in the English Premier League (EPL) could make pre-tax profits even if they played at empty stadiums – without a single fan in attendance – according to research by the BBC. A record £8.3bn broadcasting deal signed by the EPL ahead of the 2016-17 season – coupled with income from .... More>>
15 Aug 2018
National Academies to drive LTA's 10-year vision for performance pathway
National Academies to drive LTA's 10-year vision for performance pathway   The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has revealed plans to set up National Academies and Regional Player Development Centres (RPDCs) as part of its new 10-year vision for performance tennis in Britain. The NGB has already confirmed the locations for two of the academies as part of a new national network, which will .... More>>
14 Aug 2018
New £5m Healthy and Active Fund to improve access to sport in Wales
New £5m Healthy and Active Fund to improve access to sport in Wales   A new funding initiative looks to encourage and support innovative ideas that help people build physical activity into their lives in Wales. Grants from the first phase of the £5m Healthy and Active Fund (HAF) will be available to projects which improve physical activity levels and encourage collaboration .... More>>
10 Aug 2018
British Swimming chair Maurice Watkins appointed chair of British Basketball
British Swimming chair Maurice Watkins appointed chair of British Basketball   British Basketball Federation (BBF) has appointed highly experienced sports governance veteran Maurice Watkins CBE as its new chair. Watkins is the current chair of both British Swimming and the Rugby League European Federation, as well as a director at Lancashire County Cricket Club and a member of the British .... More>>
08 Aug 2018
FaulknerBrowns to create 'iconic sports building' for University of Stirling
FaulknerBrowns to create 'iconic sports building' for University of Stirling   Stirling Council has approved plans for a £20m (US$25.7m, €22.2m) transformation of the University of Stirling’s sports facilities. FaulknerBrowns Architects have drawn up plans for an iconic new sports building that integrates with the university's existing world-class facilities, which include national tennis .... More>>
08 Aug 2018
Wattbike teams up with Loughborough University to sponsor 'pioneering' cycle sport research
Wattbike teams up with Loughborough University to sponsor 'pioneering' cycle sport research   Indoor cycling specialist Wattbike has teamed up with Loughborough University (LU) in order to explore the scientific underpinnings of how power measurement is shaping the nature of cycle sport. The four-year research project, set to begin this October, will have a particular focus on the accuracy and validity .... More>>
08 Aug 2018
Chris Grant steps down as CEO of Sported
Chris Grant steps down as CEO of Sported   Chris Grant will step down from his role as chief executive of sports charity Sported next month. Grant took over the role in February 2014 and under his leadership, the charity has significantly extended the services offered to more than 3,000 member clubs and groups across the UK. He has been credited with .... More>>
06 Aug 2018
HOK to design fan-focused €192m Valencia arena for billionaire Juan Roig
HOK to design fan-focused €192m Valencia arena for billionaire Juan Roig   LICAMPA 1617, an enterprise led by Spanish billionaire entrepreneur Juan Roig, has revealed plans to develop a multi-use indoor sports arena in Valencia, Spain. The company is looking to create the region's premier destination for sports, music, arts, and cultural events and has appointed sports architects HOK .... More>>
06 Aug 2018
UK's first dedicated women's football stadium planned for Sheffield
UK's first dedicated women's football stadium planned for Sheffield   Plans have been unveiled to build the UK’s first dedicated women’s football stadium at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park. Scarborough Group International has submitted a planning application for a 3,900-capacity stadium, which would become the new home of Sheffield United Women Football Club. Whittam Cox .... More>>
01 Aug 2018
'Traditional sports' sector driving growth of esports
'Traditional sports' sector driving growth of esports   A report into the rapidly growing esports sector has found that the greatest increase in investments in esports over the next year will come from the traditional professional sports industry. Two-thirds of respondents (68 per cent) to the 2018 Esports Survey Report think the involvement of traditional .... More>>
31 Jul 2018
New Bulmershe Leisure Centre will empower the community
New Bulmershe Leisure Centre will empower the community   The people of Bulmershe are to get a new £14m leisure centre after Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) gave the final go-ahead for the scheme. It will be run on behalf of the council by Places for People Leisure. The building will replace an ageing 1970s leisure centre which was deemed not fit for purpose and which .... More>>
30 Jul 2018
Aston Villa FC's future secured by 'significant investment'
Aston Villa FC's future secured by 'significant investment'   Aston Villa FC's immediate financial future has been secured after billionaire businessmen Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris pledged to inject "significant investment" in the club. The extent of the Championship club's financial plight was exposed after the club failed to win promotion back to the Premier League .... More>>
27 Jul 2018
IOC takes 'baby step' to recognise esports and include discipline at Olympic Games
IOC takes 'baby step' to recognise esports and include discipline at Olympic Games   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has created a liaison group to work together with the esports community – seen widely as a 'baby step' towards the inclusion of competitive gaming at the Olympic Games. While no firm plans to integrate esports into the Olympics exist, the new Esports Liaison Group has .... More>>
27 Jul 2018
Incredible Mercedes-Benz stadium roof revealed
Incredible Mercedes-Benz stadium roof revealed   The innovative roof of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, US has been completed and is now fully operational. The roof is made up of eight moveable pentagonal shapes – labelled as “petals” by architects HOK – that join at the centre to provide full precipitation coverage. The eight petals are made .... More>>
26 Jul 2018
New Bristol Rovers CEO says new stadium "still on the agenda"
New Bristol Rovers CEO says new stadium   New Bristol Rovers CEO Martyn Starnes has confirmed that the club still plans to move into a new stadium. Speaking to local press, Starnes said that while Rovers are currently undertaking renovation works at its Memorial Stadium, the works aren't part of a long-term plan to upgrade the stadium – but rather .... More>>
25 Jul 2018
Virgin Voyages cruise ships to ride the wellness design wave
Virgin Voyages cruise ships to ride the wellness design wave   The current trend of incorporating wellness into design shows no signs of stopping as renderings and animations from the latest Sir Richard Branson project, Virgin Voyages (a rebrand of the former Virgin Cruises), show a heavy wellness focus in its public areas. Featuring a running track, boxing ring, yoga deck, .... More>>
25 Jul 2018
Liverpool FC reveals details of £50m academy project
Liverpool FC reveals details of £50m academy project   English Premier League club Liverpool FC has confirmed plans to redevelop its academy site in Kirkby and the neighbouring Eddie McArdle community playing fields. The £50m project, designed by architects KSS, will see the Reds’ first team and academy football training operations and facilities brought together on .... More>>
24 Jul 2018
Spending on leisure boosted by "record level' of consumer confidence
Spending on leisure boosted by   Spending on leisure activities increased dramatically during the second quarter of the year, driven by "record levels of consumer confidence". For the period between March and June 2018, consumers reported increasing their leisure spending in nine out of 11 categories compared to the same period in 2017, with .... More>>
23 Jul 2018
New Pisa stadium will establish ‘strong synergies with its context’, says architect Paolo Iotti
New Pisa stadium will establish ‘strong synergies with its context’, says architect Paolo Iotti   A redeveloped football stadium designed by Italian architectural practice Iotti+Pavarani in Pisa, Italy will blend into its Tuscan surroundings and sit low, so as not to disrupt the skyline of the city, according to the architects. Paolo Iotti, partner at the firm, told CLADglobal: “The architectural .... More>>
23 Jul 2018
Russia 2018 World Cup: foreign fans spent €1.3bn during tournament
Russia 2018 World Cup: foreign fans spent €1.3bn during tournament   Overseas fans visiting Russia for the FIFA 2018 World Cup spent an estimated €1.3bn (US$1.5bn, £1.2bn) during the tournament, according to a report by Sberbank of Russia – a state-owned banking and financial services company. Sberbank analysed usage of foreign credit cards during the World Cup, taking into .... More>>
23 Jul 2018
Everton FC's new leadership team "ready for positive season"
Everton FC's new leadership team   Everton Football Club's new chief executive, Denise Barrett-Baxendale, says she is “looking forward to a positive season” following a comprehensive overhaul of the club's leadership team both on and off the field. Since Barrett-Baxendale’s appointment on 1 June, Everton has brought in a new director of .... More>>
23 Jul 2018
Pulse Soccer creator Warren Ormerod leaves The Pulse Group
Pulse Soccer creator Warren Ormerod leaves The Pulse Group   Warren Ormerod, who was responsible for creating the Pulse Soccer brand, has announced he will step down from his role as director of soccer and fitness operations for The Pulse Group. A sports industry veteran, Ormerod oversaw Pulse's roll-out of nine soccer facilities throughout the UK, including seven in .... More>>
19 Jul 2018
GPs urged to refer older patients for golf lessons
GPs urged to refer older patients for golf lessons   GPs and health professionals are being urged to refer older and inactive patients for golf lessons, after a new report showed that golf builds muscle strength and "improves life satisfaction". The Golf on Referral report studied two research pilots that saw selected patients referred for a six-week .... More>>
18 Jul 2018
Airbnb offers tea in Tokyo with Kengo Kuma and tour of his under-construction Olympic stadium
Airbnb offers tea in Tokyo with Kengo Kuma and tour of his under-construction Olympic stadium   Airbnb has offered an exclusive meet and greet with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, which will include a visit to his under-construction Tokyo Olympic stadium. Five guests were given the opportunity to book the rare experience on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, with the places quickly snapped up. The lucky .... More>>
17 Jul 2018
New community fund to make Scotland "more inclusive and healthier"
New community fund to make Scotland   Community-based sport and physical activity projects in Scotland are in line for a cash investment thanks to a new programme aimed at changing lives and creating a more inclusive and healthier nation. Sports projects and programmes can now apply for grants from The Changing Lives Through Sport and Physical .... More>>
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