Drone Developed To Disinfect Large Stadiums, Arenas
As arenas, stadiums, and concert venues prepare to reopen once again following the coronavirus pandemic, the Syracuse startup EagleHawk has developed a drone that can quickly kill the coronavirus. While EagleHawk usually specializes in drones that use thermal cameras to detect roof leaks for government, college, medical, and retail... Read more
Venue Association Partners With Council Offering Cleaning Accreditation
The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) has partnered with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council to offer the official GBAC STAR accreditation program to its members. The council, which is a division of the worldwide cleaning association ISSA, grants accreditation to public facilities throughout a range of industries which... Read more
Venues, Promoters Join Forces During Pandemic To Battle Industry Giants
Independently-owned venues and concert promoter are feeling the burn amid the sudden halt in the live event industry. In order to combat large entertainment giants during this trying time, these rival companies have joined forces. The National Independent Venue Association, or NIVA, aims to “preserve the ecosystem of live... Read more
Arena Construction Continues For NY Islanders, NHL Seattle
Despite the coronavirus leaving a severe impact on New York and Seattle, each market is still on track to open up new hockey arenas for the 2021-22 season. According to ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski, the new home venues of NHL Seattle and the New York Islanders are expected to have... Read more
Allegiant Stadium Construction Site Logs Additional COVID-19 Cases
Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, which is currently under construction to be the new home of the Raiders, is seeing more and more workers test positive for coronavirus. Late last month, a worker tested positive for the virus on site. However, the stadium’s construction venture Mortenson/McCarthy announced that the project... Read more
Venue Renovations May Be Necessary To Safely Hold Sporting Events
In order to hold live events safely this year, the architect and engineering firm DLR Group says that venues may need to be renovated. The firm told CNBC that they have already inquired about adjusting stadium layouts for social distancing, at least for the short term. Don Barnum of... Read more
Doctors Warn Fans May Not Be In Sports Stadiums Until 2021
Millions are missing the thrill of sports these days, but being able to catch a game in person might not be in the cards for a while. The fast transmission of the novel coronavirus coupled with a lack of vaccine could likely keep fans out of sports stadiums until... Read more
2020 US Open Could Relocate To California Per Reports
As New York City remains the country’s epicenter for the coronavirus outbreak, USTA officials may elect to hold the 2020 US Open tennis tournament on the West Coast. That is the reported contingency plan via Spanish publication MARCA as fans await the fate of the sport’s North American grand... Read more
Baltimore’s Camden Yards To Serve As Community Kitchen
With Oriole Park at Camden Yards currently vacant due to the delayed MLB season, the stadium is finding new ways to serve the community. Acclaimed chef Jose Andres, who is based out of Washington, DC, is bringing his non-profit World Central Kitchen to the Baltimore ballpark to feed families... Read more
Chinese Soccer Club Begins Constructing World’s Largest Stadium
China will soon become home to the world’s largest soccer-specific stadium. Guangzhou Evergrande of the Chinese Super League has begun construction on their massive 100,000-seat new stadium just as the country is lifting its lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus. In addition to its gargantuan seating capacity, the stadium... Read more