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London Stadium: North and South Stand reconfiguration Upgrades and reconfiguration of stadium seating and safety rail systems were carried out by Arena Group’s seating division to the satisfaction of the client.
It was important that legacy of London Stadium maintained the ability to reconfigure the stadium (for non-football use) The seating reconfiguration brief traversed multiple aims: • Reduce the time needed to remove the temporary seating from one month to 12 days to support venue change of use with minimal disruption • replicate a contemporary football stadium aesthetic • Increase seating capacity and bring fans closer to the action • Provide superior improved sightlines • Remove noise, deflections and tolerances associated with demountable structures Arena delivered a turnkey solution, managing all elements from design, structural engineering, health and safety, installation, with sustainability considerations and ongoing removal and installation support.
COVID-19 restrictions presented unique challenges Arena “went the extra mile” to keep the project on track and on budget A bespoke COVID-19 induction policy was implemented and taken by all staff on-site Arena delivered 7,236 seats in a semi-permanent, demountable grandstand, incorporating a 106-capacity elevated wheelchair platform, all designed to be compliant with FIFA, UEFA and Premiere League Standards.
Deltatre is the global leader in fan-first video experiences. Deltatre’s market-leading product and services portfolio has helped redefine the way the world consumes sport, media and entertainment by offering specialist innovations in over-the-top streaming, websites and apps, graphics, data, officiating systems, user experience, and product design. Over its 35-year history, the company has grown to employ more than 1,000 staff who are globally distributed across its hubs in 16 key cities.
Over the last year, its client base has grown to included the likes of Major League Soccer, Volleyball World, Indian Super League and Juventus.
EVENT360 is a live event agency that specialises in production and delivery of Sport Presentation and Fan Engagement. Our challenge over the last 18 months has been to continue to deliver world class events in the ever changing COVID-19 landscape; behind closed doors, with limited capacity, and returning to full capacity.
Traditionally, Sport Presentation focuses on fan engagement and entertainment, but found that we had to shift attention to ensure the atmosphere in venue was not compromised with lower crowd attendance in order to provide athletes with as close to ‘normal’ competition environment, while offering a show that would translate for at-home viewers via broadcast coverage.
For each event, we were required to scope multiple solutions based on changing attendance, with the challenge of short lead times and late confirmation of requirements based on latest government advice. Our team of experienced event producers have had to overcome challenges faced with hosting live events during a global pandemic to deliver an entertaining programme, without any compromise to quality. Our robust contingency and project planning saw the production timelines shortened dramatically to remain flexible to ever changing conditions, which allowed for risk mitigation by both ourselves as a company, and our clients.
Jockey Club Services
Jockey Club Services (JCS) has developed a world class platform of services which is now available to the professional sports market. Marked improvements have been experienced by JCS’s clients in the performance of their clubs and they have achieved savings across many facets of their businesses; allowing profits to be re-invested back into their sport.
With expertise in Procurement, Ticketing, Finance & Accounting, Payroll, Public Wi-fi, IT Services, Events, Live Music and Catering, JCS has provided procurement services to five county cricket teams, ticketing to three county cricket teams and live music to The Ageas Bowl and Kingsholm, has created the Rewards4Cricket Loyalty programme being run by Hampshire, Glamorgan, Durham, Lancashire and Worcestershire County Cricket Clubs. JCS’s fastest growing service is finance and accounting where partners include Table Tennis England, England Squash, British Fencing and UK Athletics. JCS has many other NGB’s in the pipeline.
JCS can deliver significant economies of scale to other professional sports organisations, saving them money and providing insights based on experiences which prove a real benefit. These economies of scale will only increase as new partners come on board.
StreamAMG provides end-to-end OTT to content owners and rights holders across sport, enabling them to deliver and monetise live and on demand video on their own terms. Our OTT technology, solutions and expertise are giving clubs, leagues and governing bodies the power to reach fans directly with reliable live streaming and top-quality direct-to-consumer platforms.
In the last twelve months StreamAMG has been a lynchpin of the sports industry. In the first (and hopefully only) full season impacted by Covid-19, we have handled record levels of demand for live streaming and delivered a huge number of live events, securing vital revenue for our clients. In a year where sports OTT moved into the mainstream, we have equipped our clients with the tools they need to adapt and thrive in the new landscape.
Trivandi provides consultancy, project management, and operations services to sports events and venues This year they worked on 19 sport projects Trivandi set 3 objectives to meet the challenges for the year: 1 Maintaining their position as a leading specialist firm serving the sport industry 2 Supporting the events industry get back to business during the pandemic 3 Focusing on the well-being of their team during the pandemic Some highlights from the year include: • Recruited architects to provide a full service offer to sports clients; resulting in design appointments on four stadia • Worked with Solivus, a solar company, to deliver solar solutions for sports stadia roofs • Designed, planned and delivered the UK Government’s Events Research Programme enabling venues to open at greater capacities • Provided advice to Qatar for COVID-safe planning of events • Published a Guidance document on COVID-19 safe planning for events as a free publication to the sports industry • During Lockdown, initiated a staff challenge to virtually cycle, run, swim and row from London to Tokyo for the Olympics • Supported the EnduRow challenge, the world’s biggest indoor rowing event Despite the pandemic and event closures, Trivandi doubled their turnover and number projects