Stadium Development: Prospects for Revenue Generation

Stadium Development: Prospects for Revenue Generation

Room 1.02 – Malet Place Engineering Building,
London WC1E 6BT

Tuesday 28th November 2006 at 6pm

Given by:

Mark Roberts

Senior Consultant, Sports Business Group, Deloitte


In this seminar Mark will discuss how sports organisations, and in particular football clubs, can develop their stadia as revenue generators for their organisations. In doing so he will explore the key trends in stadium and facilities investment in recent years, notably the move of Manchester City FC to the The City of Manchester Stadium which had been constructed for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Critically, he will assess the reasons why many stadia constructed for prestige international sporting events such as the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup have subsequently become economic white elephants and how this might have been avoided. He will conclude by offering some insights into the prospects for the new Wembley stadium and Arsenal Football Club’s new Emirates Stadium venue, and outlining some likely trends in terms of best practice development in the area of stadia investment and management.


Mark Roberts is a Senior Consultant in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, the leading business consultancy firm to the sports industry in Britain. He has been involved with over 50 sports venue-related assignments in the last 5 years, across a range of sports, both in the UK and world-wide.


  • The website for the Deloitte Sports Business Group
  • Deloitte (2005). Annual Review of Football Finance . Deloitte. “Stadium Development. Pages 44-53.

For further details contact:

Sean Hamil 
Department of Management
Birkbeck College
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

Email: or Tel: 020-7631 6763

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