Two major professional sports franchises in Detroit, Michigan have outlawed PDF paper ticketing for all matches. After partnering with Ticketmaster, NHL team the Detroit Red Wings, and Detroit Pistons of the NBA, will be using smartphone ticketing as their “primary method of entry”. Despite the positive effect such a policy will...
The 12 leading sports universities in the US will receive grant funding to support sustainability and recycling projects after partnering with Unifi, the sustainable textiles company. Unifi has been named as Founding Sustainability Partner of the group, which is known as the Pac-12, and its newly-established sustainability arm, Pac-12 Team...
Atlant Ocean Racing Spain, the new owner of the Volvo Ocean Race, has pledged to develop the competition’s sustainability programme ahead of the next race in 2021. The organisation, led by Richard Brisius, Johan Salén (who were appointed as president and vice-president of Volvo Ocean Race last November) and Jan...
THE DUTCH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (KNVB) HAS PLEDGED to help the nation’s 3,000 grassroots sports clubs significantly lower their energy costs and environmental impact by brokering renewable energy deals and facilitating finance opportunities for energy-saving equipment. As part of De Groene Club (The Green Club) project, the KNVB has partnered with...
A wide-ranging sustainability plan developed by the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC) – the new home of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA team – will be revealed ahead of its official opening in autumn 2018. But to give fans a taste for what’s in store, the general manager of the...
A petition organised by a 19-year-old football fan has convinced German football club Borussia Dortmund to introduce a returnable beaker system for drinks to cut down on plastic use. The eight-time German Bundesliga champion currently has a system which uses recyclable cornstarch beakers to serve beer, but will now “lay...
11th Hour Racing, the sustainability partner of Volvo Ocean Race, has supercharged its Ambassador Programme and revealed its first batch of grants for 2018. Mudratz Inc, Clean Water Fund and The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival have been identified by ambassadors for 11th Hour Racing’s first grant funding round of the...
An 18,000-capacity sport and entertainment venue in Abu Dhabi has been recognised by the World Green Building Council for its sustainable design. The Yas Arena, designed by sports architect HOK, was named as the Sustainable Building of the Year at the MENA Green Building Awards, the ceremony organised by the...
Plans to transform the FIA World Rallycross Championship into an all-electric car competition have been approved by the World Council of the motorsport governing body. From 2020, the championship will be known as the FIA Electric World Rallycross Championship, with all teams competing with two 500kW electric motors, a common...
World Sailing, the global governing body for the sport, is working with sponsors and university partners to make its future operations – and those of marine sport in general – more eco-friendly. Dan Reading, World Sailing’s sustainability programme manager, said its partnership with data and software firm SAP was helping...