Issue 91 of SportsPro – the final edition of 2016 – focuses on development, with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment chief executive Brett Yormark discussing the impact the group has made on sporting culture in New York City.
Four years after opening bringing major league sport back to Brooklyn with the opening of the Barclays Centre, BSE are now reshaping another of the Big Apple's sporting regions – Long Island – with the relaunch of the Nassau Coliseum. Yormark talks about programming and plans for the arena, connecting with another local audience, and maintaining the standards that have set the Barclays experience apart. He also takes some time to reflect on the fortunes National Basketball Association's (NBA) Nets.
There are also reports on projects that are changing the thinking about stadium development, from the LA Rams' new City of Champions Stadium home in Inglewood – at US$2.6 billion, the most expensive venue in North American sport – to the new grounds appearing across the European soccer landscape, to the fundraising initiative that is creating a new international cricket facility in Rwanda.
And SportsPro launches its own new platform, SmartSeries, with a look at how technology and commerce will mould the sporting city of tomorrow.
Elsewhere in the issue:
- Paris Saint-Germain chairman and chief executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi discusses his ambitions to take the French soccer champions to the next level.
- Octagon worldwide president Rick Dudley gives outgoing SportsPro staff writer Tom Lloyd his thoughts on the evolution of the global agency sector.
- There's a look at the 25 stories that shaped a tumultuous sporting year in 2016, and an analysis of how Rio 2016 delivered against its environmental goals.
The regular features and commentators are all present and correct.