With the number of global esports enthusiasts expected to reach 250 million by 2021, according to market research provider Newzoo, competitive gaming appears ready-made to offer an engaging fan experience for new generations of followers.
In the ultra-competitive sports event-hosting sector, Denmark has punched above its weight for several years, attracting numerous top-tier championships to the Scandinavian country.
Airbnb last week made its biggest move to date in the sports market by agreeing a nine-year contract to become a top-tier partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a deal that promises to open up new possibilities for fans attending the Olympic Games.
Snooker fans have been promised a unique luxury experience that aims to provide the ultimate setting to enjoy a major sporting event when the Masters takes place at London’s Alexandra Palace in January.
When it comes to enhancing the fan experience at an event, being able to call upon the right people to engage with members of the public is a common challenge. As paid staffing resources will only stretch so far, volunteers therefore play a vital role – and few know the role volunteers can play in the fan experience at a major event as well as Mary Cahill, who first got a taste for it as a volunteer herself at the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Dublin.
One of sport’s most historic competitions will enter a new era next week as the 2019 Davis Cup Finals commence in Madrid. La Caja Mágica will be the setting for the men’s national team tennis showpiece, which has undergone a significant transformation over the past 18 months.
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The season-ending men’s tennis tournament, which brings together the top eight singles players and doubles teams, has been viewed by many as a benchmark for fan experience innovation in the sport since its move to The O2 in London a decade ago.
LaLiga, the organising body of the top two divisions of Spanish club football, recently revealed the winners of a new initiative designed to identify startups to propel the organisation’s fan experience efforts.
When it comes to making a stadium feel like a ‘home from home’ for fans, Eden Park’s latest initiative takes some beating. The iconic 60,000-capacity Auckland stadium recently teamed up with Airbnb to launch a ‘Staydium Glamping’ experience, offering visitors the chance to stay overnight in custom-designed domes.