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More Than Sports: Transforming Etihad Stadium into a Social Precinct

Ahead of the Stadiums and Arena Congress 2018, we chat to Simon Gorr, National Venues Manager for the Australian Football League about transforming Etihad Stadium, a privately-funded asset of the Australian Football League (AFL), into an inviting social space to improve game-day experience and increase non-event day attendance. 

What it Takes to Deliver Next Generation Stadiums

“Stadiums are big business and can play a vital role in longterm financial viability of the host sports organisation. Ahead of the Stadium and Arena Congress 2018 learn what it takes to deliver next generation stadiums with insights into design and development, as well as technological and fan engagement innovations. 

Global Strategies to Drive Fan Engagement

Ahead of the Stadium and Arena Congress 2018 we take a look at five strategies being leveraged which are driving fan engagement, encouraging economic growth and optimising partner experiences. 

Stadiums & Arenas Past Presentation Packet

Ahead of Stadiums & Arenas 2019, we offer you a look at some exclusive presentations from the 2018 event.

Enjoy insights from:

  • Lee Ross, Risk & Safety Manager at Tennis Australia
  • David Greaves, Chief Financial Officer at Hong Kong Rugby Union
  • Kerry Peterson, Deputy Director-General, Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games

NSW’s Latest Stadia Redevelopment Projects Update: Optimising Fan Experience and Economic Growth through Innovative Design

The NSW Government is currently working to deliver significant upgrades to sporting and entertainment infrastructure. Having recently completed Bankwest Stadium in Western Sydney, the government is now setting its sights on redeveloping Sydney Olympic Park’s ANZ Stadium in an effort to update the venue to contemporary standards and provide a world class experience for spectators, enhancing NSW’s position as a global sporting destination.


We caught up with Paul Doorn, CEO at Venues NSW to further explore these two stadia projects and the benefits they are set to deliver to both visitors and the surrounding areas through effective design and development practices, ahead of the Smart Stadium & Arena Congress 2019.

Driving Exemplary Fan Experiences & Sustainability: Inside Johan Cruijff ArenA’s Innovation Strategies

We caught up with Sander van Stiphout, Director – International & Program Manager Innovation at Johan Cruijff ArenA to find out the latest developments and innovations the venue is undertaking in a bid to further improve their sustainability measures, and consistently deliver exemplary fan experiences by leveraging the latest technology, ahead of the Stadium & Arena Congress 2019.