Building Bigger Stadiums

Quartz.com has some interesting insights into a timeless live experience: Watching football in a stadium. Half the English Premier League is trying to move their grounds or at least upgrade them. Why are all the clubs doing this?

It is all about match-day revenue. Soccer teams still make a large percentage of their money from fans attending matches.

Fans flock to the matches in ever growing numbers, which is remarkable considering the omnipresence of information on football on tv, radio, and the web. Or maybe it isn’t remarkable at all, as a live experience will always be the most emotional and authentic type of experience. Nonetheless, there is plenty of room vor improvements: Think digital enhancements like wifi access for everyone, extra match information, voting systems, interactivity between visitors, and you know how even more fans could be created.

Cover photo: tim rich and lesley katon/Flickr CC