Manchester United has been awarded a licence to join next season's Women's Championship, ending their 13-year absence from the senior women's game, while West Ham United will move straight up to the top flight, after details of the restructured Women’s Super League (WSL) were announced.
The news comes after a restructure of the women's leagues, with existing clubs required to reapply for their places, before a second, open application phase.
Major League Baseball (MLB) has confirmed that it will stage two regular season games in London in 2019.
The two games will be hosted at Premier League side West Ham United’s home ground, the London Stadium.
New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will face each other twice on 29th and 30th June 2019, marking the first MLB games to be played in Europe.
The baseball league has signed a two-year commitment to London, which will include another series in 2020. MLB also stated it would be launching a range of initiatives to “establish a long-term footprint in the city.”
Crystal Palace has been given the go ahead to proceed with its £100m stadium redevelopment.
Croydon Council approved the plans, which will see the stadium increase its capacity of Selhurst Park from 26,000 to 34,000. The plans see a complete overhaul of the existing Main Stand, which will be replaced with a new five-storey structure.
Tottenham Hotspur has announced single use plastic reduction measures as it prepares to move into its new stadium.
The club has sought to source more environmentally sustainable alternatives to single use plastic and will continue to do so as part of its commitment to phasing out single use plastics from operations. Any new contracts which come up for tender will also include a requirement to cut single use plastics.
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has announced it will consider awarding the hosting rights for both the 2026 and 2030 at the same time.
The 2026 Games has been targeted to be awarded at the general assembly in September 2019, with members committed to a new consultative process of jointly scoping both the 2026 and 2030 host city partners.
The Cheltenham Festival attracted a new record crowd of 262,637 over four days, according to figures released by The Jockey Club, which stages the event.
The 2018 attendance beats the previous record of 260,061, set last year, and is a growth of 52,637 people or 25% over the last ten Festivals, when the 2009 event welcomed 210,000 racegoers to Cheltenham Racecourse.
Premier League side Everton Football Club has announced SecuTix as its new ticketing and engagement partner.
The ticketing and audience management provider will handle all ticketing and hospitality sales for league and cup games at Everton’s 39,000-seater stadium, Goodison Park.
The partnership marks a move to simplify the purchasing process and enhance the experience for fans through the introduction of new technologies and integration with third party providers.
The German Football League (DFL) has approved the use of virtual advertising technology in country’s top tier, the Bundesliga, following a successful programme of live testing.
The approval marks a major step towards the adoption of live in-game virtual advertising technology, with the Virtual Hybrid LED solution developed by Supponor and ADI.
ESL One Birmingham, powered by Intel, has been confirmed as the first Dota 2 Major and ESL One ever to be held in the UK.
Following a competitive pitch between three ESL territories – all of which have never hosted Dota 2 Majors before - ESL One confirmed that the competition will be held at Arena Birmingham on 25-27th May 2018.
12 Dota 2 teams will now compete for their share of 1,500 qualifying points for The International 8, as well as a prize pool of $1m.
Wembley Stadium connected by EE has launched its new contactless ticketing service, which will look to transform the way that the fans can enter the stadium.
The technology will allow fans a new way to securely enter live events with contactless tickets added to Apple Wallet on their iPhone and Apple Watch.
The Sport Industry Daily
Sign up today for the latest news in one daily email, plus occasional event updates, direct to your inbox.