The Sports World’s Top Sustainability Experts Launch “Sport and Sustainability International”

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (December 13, 2016) – A global initiative to leverage the influence of sport to protect the environment and all the species that depend on it is off to the races with the formation of “Sport and Sustainability International” (SandSI), an...

Stadia and sustainable territory development

London 2012 – The Olympic Stadium     Is the stadium representing nowadays a powerful vehicle to catalyze financial and social investments into its location area? Physical features and internal activities as well as singularities, facilities, and brand...

E-learning programme promotes Sustainable Sport Events

London 2012 – Olympic Park A Sport Sustainability E-Learning programme, developed by the International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AISTS) and not for profit Positive Impact with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and SportAccord as Principal...

The Castelão Arena achieves LEED certification. Is the Brazilian World Cup going green?

Castelão Arena – Fortaleza Castelão Arena is the first World Cup stadium to be awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the internationally-recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. Castelão is the first...

The German model – Sport Venues investment plan

Rhein-Neckar Arena – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim German Bundesliga had during the last years a remarkable increase of the average attendance and its clubs are set to benefit in future seasons from the development of stadia for the 2006 World Cup through more increased...

Stadium development policy: the Italian decline – Part II

Luigi Ferraris Stadium – Genova Ten years ago Italy had the highest match attendance of any of the most important European leagues and whilst other leagues have tended to move upwards over period, the opposite is true for Italy (Deloitte 2006). The Serie A...

Stadium development policy: the Italian decline – Part I

S.Nicola Stadium – Bari The Italian sport business and football in particular, contributes to the 3% of the Gross Domestic Product (www.Ilsole24ore.com). It is one of the most relevant industries of the country: this exceptional value must be considered not just...

Millennium Stadium achieves ISO 20121 certification for Sustainability

Millennium Stadium – Cardiff The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff has successfully achieved certification to ISO 20121, the new International standard for sustainable events management. The stadium, built to host 1999 Rugby World Cup matches, is owned and operated...

The English model – Project financing for Stadia

Wembley Stadium – The Community Shield In terms of capital investment, there are several major stadium development plans in the pipeline, at varying stages of progression. Tottenham, West Ham, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool are some of the clubs involved in the...

Di Benedetto: An “English style” stadium for AS Roma is a priority

The new AS Roma Stadium A group of U.S. investors agreed to acquire AS Roma soccer club. Thomas DiBenedetto, who leads this group, has been the president of Boston International Group since 1983. This group has major assets that range from property companies to sports...

Stadium Strategies: the Focus policy

The Focus strategic approach firstly determines if the choice to become dominant in a small section of a larger market can be a way for the organization to have early success without competing with much larger and better resourced organizations. It is therefore...

Stadium strategies: the Differentiation approach

Twickenham Stadium The logic of the Differentiation strategic approach is underpinned by an important assumption: consumers will place a high value on products and services that are unique. Typically, this approach is supported by an attempt to build a strong brand...

Aviva Stadium achieves BS8901 certification for Sustainability

Aviva Stadium – Europa League final The Aviva Stadium is a €400 million state-of-the-art venue located in Dublin. Inaugurated in May 2010, designed by Populous Architects and built by SISK construction, this iconic structure has been developed on the oldest test...