Stadium Experience

  • Twickenham Wins Stadium Of The Year Award

    Twickenham received two Stadium Business Awards, including the prestigious Venue of the Year, at a ceremony on the pitch at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium this week. Thrilled to collect the award, Stadium director Richard Knight said: "This has truly been an exceptional period for the Stadium having hosted 10 games in the ‘best Rugby World Cup ever’ and become an industry leader in fan Experience and product innovation. “Twickenham’s strength is the quality of our people and...

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  • Rugby Venues Shine At Hospitality Awards

    ... the top prize as over 300 guests representing football and rugby stadia across the country celebrated their ‘off the pitch’ successes at The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2014 last week. The awards are the 10th annual awards organised by Stadium Experience (previously The Football Hospitality Awards) and aim to recognise the efforts and dedication shown by the catering, conference and events teams at every football and rugby Stadium across the UK. 2014 was the first year that rugb...

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  • Bath Appoint Wells And McDonald Becomes Chief Exec

    ... Rugby has appointed Ben Wells as chief commercial officer. Wells comes with Experience in senior commercial and marketing roles, including head of marketing for Chelsea FC and commercial director at Reading FC. His expertise includes new technologies, Stadium Experience and enhancing the relationship with core supporters and fans. Having initially joined on a consultancy basis, Wells will oversee all business related activities of the club, including the marketing, commercial and operations dep...

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  • Saracens Engage Through Eleven Sports' Screens

    Saracens have partnered with Eleven Sports Media to improve their in-Stadium Experience. Through this partnership, the club will install 17 screens at Allianz Park that will employ Eleven’s streaming services. The partnership arose from the Saracens Business Club, an event series started this season for businesses to network with the rugby club. Eleven will provide companies that wish to advertise with more diverse opportunities to do so; there are many new partnership packages that will all...

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  • Toms To Stand Down From Millennium Job

    Millennium Stadium manager Gerry Toms is leaving the post, having overseen events at the Cardiff venue since 2002.The former police officer has steered the Stadium through the 2007 Rugby World Cup, FA Cup and Carling Cup Finals, and in 2012 co-ordinated the hosting of the first event of the London 2012 Olympic Games - women's football."Joining the Millennium Stadium from the chief position at South Wales Police, Gerry brought a unique insight and Experience to the role and he will no doubt leave...

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  • WRU Appoint New Stadium Manager

    The WRU has announced that its new Stadium manager will be 42-year-old former Lieutenant Colonel Mark Williams. Williams will replace Gerry Toms, who stood down at the start of June having been in charge for over a decade since 2002, and he will have the task of managing all operations for the Millennium Stadium. Originally from Glynneath in South Wales, he has 20 years of Experience as an officer and has served on tour in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Bosnia and Iraq. He was decorated for his acti...

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  • HOK Looks At Future Stadium Tech With Quins Players

    An interesting insight into technological considerations for Stadium architecture and future technology for enjoying live rugby has been published by HOK, the leading architects. Four Harlequins rugby players gathered in HOK's London office to discuss what they would like to see in the rugby Stadiums of the future. John Rhodes, a director of HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice, met with Jamie Roberts (Wales), Tim Visser (Scotland), James Horwill (Australia) and Danny Care (Engla...

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  • Dave Swanton Joins Board At Sale

    Sale Sharks have appointed one of their longest serving employees, Dave Swanton, to their board of directors. Swanton will continue in his role as head of media and will add customer services director to his job title. An employee at the Sharks since 2000, Swanton was brought to the club by Brian Kennedy and had previously worked for Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors. Swanton said: "I have always had a good relationship with our supporters and they know they can speak to me to put their point...

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  • Connacht In Expansive Mood

    Connacht want to redevelop the Sportsground or build a new Stadium with a capacity of around 10,000 in the next four years, according to the province's new strategic plan for 2016-20. Speaking at the launch of their ‘Vision and Strategy’ document - which is entitled 'Grassroots to Green Shirts' - at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, chief executive Willie Ruane said they want to have a “clear idea by the end of this summer” about the way forward regarding their ground and he also said neg...

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  • Stadium For Bath Hires Tech Expert

    Stadium for Bath - the project tasked with delivering a new community focused Stadium at the Recreation Ground – has announced the appointment of Mike Bohndiek to the newly created role of chief technology officer. Bohndiek joins as a consultant from his recently formed organisation, Pragmatic Technological Insight (PTI), following three years with West Ham United Football Club transforming their customer Experience through the use of technology. With 13 years in the sports tech sector, Bohndi...

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