MSG Company Details Plans For A Second State-Of-The-Art MSG Sphere Concert Arena

first_imgLast month, The Madison Square Garden Company made waves with the announcement of the MSG Sphere, their new state-of-the-art concert and event arena set to open in 2020 on the Las Vegas Strip. On Tuesday, the NY-based sports and entertainment holding company revealed detailed plans for a second MSG Sphere in London during a presentation in the U.K. capital. This new venue would mark the company’s first location outside the U.S.[Digital Rendering: MSG Company]As Pollstar notes,Designed by Populous, the same architecture firm behind the previously-announced MSG Sphere in Las Vegas, the 18,000-capacity venue will be based on a five-acre plot of land in Stratford, East London. MSG says it hopes to submit its planning application by the end of the year and, if the project is approved, says it will generate thousands of jobs and contribute £2.7 billion (appx. $3.79 billion) to the U.K. economy over a 20-year period.The actual Sphere will have a diameter of 120 meters, a height of around 90 meters, and a seating capacity of just over 18,000, with a total capacity of about 22,000, Jayne McGivern, MSG Company’s EVP, development and construction, told Pollstar. The site in London will encompass 4.7 acres, compared to 18.9 acres for the Las Vegas project. The difference in size is due primarily to the fact that most Londoners will travel to the venue via public transport, which connects well to Stratford, where the Sphere is going to be built. [Digital Renderings: MSG Company]As MSG Company chairman and CEO James Dolan explained:No longer will the audience be looking through a rectangular window, instead they will be immersed in an environment that can be as large as the cosmos, or as small as the inside of a wristwatch. … And as your focus moves from one side of the visual plane to the other, so will the sound. You will not only hear the sound, you will feel it. And not just the big sounds, but the sound made by two gears meshing inside your watch. As you travel through the desert, the heat will bake you and emanate from the sun, the rainforest will be humid and the snowstorm cool.Even before the presentation, the nearby AEG-owned O2 Arena expressed concern about crowd control issues and potential infringement on their business by the proposed new MSG Sphere, but MSG Company maintains that the addition of the new venue will have an overall positive impact on the city’s live music market, citing cases in New York (Barclay’s Center) and L.A. (The Forum) where the local concert markets showed considerable growth after the new venues’ opening.[H/T – Pollstar] [Digital Renderings: MSG Company]In a presentation to music executives at The Copper Box Arena in London on Tuesday, MSG Company’s chief technology officer David Dibble explained the various eye-opening (and ear-opening) technical specs that fans could expect from the “next-generation” new venue. As part of the presentation, the Madison Square Garden Company flew out a “Sphere science lab” to allow the audience to experience the advanced technologies set to be employed by the Sphere venues.The new venues are the result of MSG Company’s initiative to revolutionize both the visual and auditory aspects of the concert-going experience. Anyone who’s sat behind/above the Sky Bridge in the relatively recently renovated Madison Square Garden in New York knows that there is a noticeable disparity in sound quality between seats in the famous room. The new MSG Spheres will tackle this problem with a technology known as “beam-forming audio.” The process is designed to send sound directly to specific locations instead of blasting it over speakers spread through a venue, revolutionizing the ways in which sound can be delivered to audiences. The tech could even potentially eliminate the need for artist monitor systems. As Dibble noted,“In-ears go away. The system will identify you, and your beam will follow you around as you perform.” Beamforming audio, developed by German firm Holoplot, will be a central aspect in the construction of the MSG Spheres.The outer facade of the sphere will be entirely comprised of high-definition LED screen, which will allow for fully customizable and dynamic displays. The inside of the arena will also be augmented with a vaulted screen more than 60 meters (197 feet) high and more than 100 meters (328 feet) wide. The floors will even be outfitted with new technology that makes them vibrate along with the bass coming from the performer.[Digital Rendering: MSG Company]These concepts were the result of major design specifications from the MSG Company to make the MSG Sphere experience as close as possible to the experience of VR without necessitating goggles or other hardware. As MSG Company’s chief technology officer David Dibble explained at the presentation, “the vast majority of the technology we’re putting in the Sphere when it’s built does not truly exist today.”last_img read more

Turkey plans to focus on health and congress tourism

first_imgHe stressed that diversity in tourism is extremely important because the tourism industry is developing on the basis of the “all-inclusive” model. Turkish tourism has been very successful in the area, he added, and Turkey is one of the few countries to have implemented this system in the best possible way. Yağcı reiterated that Turkey must diversify tourism in order to achieve its goal of attracting 70 million tourists, adding that “cultural, sports and health models should be developed alongside “sun and sea” tourism”. Recalling that congress tourism has stagnated in recent years, Ayık said many congresses were canceled in 2015 and 2016 for a number of different reasons. Stressing that congress tourism has started to grow again, Ayık said that Turkey “expects significant dynamism in congress tourism, especially in 2020. We have a developed infrastructure and our competitive strength is at a very high level. We can recover in a very short time.” Erkan Yağcı, president of the Association of Mediterranean Hoteliers and Operators (AKTOB), said tourists from all over the world come to Turkey on holiday. Osman Ayık, President of the Turkish Federation of Hoteliers (TÜROFED), said that tourism in Turkey is not only related to the sea, sand and sun, but also that the goal is to promote alternative forms of tourism in, for the country, the best possible way. He also pointed out that the systems that provide care in health tourism should be further developed. “We believe that if we turn to certain investments in areas that will respond to the wishes of older Europeans to spend their lives in a temperate climate, we will create very serious potential in that area as well. Like Turkey and Antalya, we are present in all areas of tourism. We have a strong infrastructure that is easy to use in any area”, He concluded.center_img After hosting 2018 million foreign visitors in 39,5 with revenue of $ 29,5 billion, Turkey expects as many as 50 million tourists this year by harnessing its competitive power in alternative tourism areas such as health and congress tourism. Given the infrastructural readiness of the accommodation, Turkey is trying to increase revenues by expanding to other tourism sectors, but without limiting the “sun and sea” concept of tourism, reports the Daily Sabah. Also, Ayık stated that Turkey has attracted a significant share in health tourism and explained that the infrastructure of hospitals has significantly improved in terms of this form of tourism. “Our standards of service provided by hospitals have risen greatly. The scientific achievements and skills of our doctors are at a very high level. We are at a turning point in health tourism in the country”, He added. Source: Daily Sabahlast_img read more

Solskjaer feels fans’ love as Man Utd complete derby double over Man City

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer believes the bond between Manchester United players and fans is returning after completing a first Premier League derby double over Manchester City for 10 years at Old Trafford on Sunday. Anthony Martial scored Manchester United’s opening goal in a 2-0 win against Manchester City Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay took advantage of errors from City goalkeeper Ederson to keep United hot on the heels of Chelsea for a top-four finish, just three points behind the Blues. United have lived in City’s shadow in recent years, but have beaten their city rivals three times this season and are now unbeaten in 10 games in all competitions. “The desire, attitude, commitment, the connection between fans and players,” said Solskjaer on what had pleased him most. “What a day they’ve had today. “It’s a derby. The fans love it, the players love it. You can say it’s only three points, but to beat a team like Manchester City with the problems we’ve had is fantastic.” United move up to fifth in the table, which could be good enough to qualify for the Champions League next season if City’s appeal against a ban from European football for the next two years is not successful at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. And on this display, City seem to already be concentrating on completing a treble of cup competitions this season. Read Also: Man City ready to let Aguero go this summerBut it was an uncharacteristic error from the Brazilian that gifted United the lead.Bruno Fernandes was the creator with a scooped free-kick to pick out Martial and his shot squeezed under Ederson’s right hand at the near post.Fred was then controversially booked for diving when he appeared to have been taken down inside the area by Nicolas Otamendi.United fans were frustrated VAR did not intervene on that occasion and when it did early in the second half, City were nearly the beneficiaries.Sergio Aguero was flagged offside long before he fired past David de Gea, but the Argentine was only fractionally off when the move was reviewed.Moments later Ederson escaped gifting another goal as a routine backpass rolled under his foot and the former Benfica stopper needed to produce a last-ditch tackle on Martial to deny United breathing space.However, where United may have buckled earlier in the season, Solskjaer’s men held firm as De Gea denied Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus.McTominay then sealed the three points deep into stoppage time when he strode onto a wayward throw by Ederson to steer the ball into an unguarded net.“It’s part of the game. He will recover and is an exceptional goalkeeper,” said Guardiola of an error-strewn afternoon for Ederson.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson (centre) made two costly errors against Manchester United A seventh league defeat of the campaign for Pep Guardiola’s men means Liverpool are now just a maximum of two wins away from claiming a first league title in 30 years. Guardiola insisted his side had played well, but midfielder Bernardo Silva described the performance and result as unacceptable. “Not a good performance and not acceptable from us. A team like ours cannot lose this many games in the Premier League as we have lost this season,” said Silva. “The reality is that the pressure is not on the Premier League. We know our position is not changing a lot because we won’t get to the title. I think we will be second to qualify for the Champions League, but it’s a derby. It’s important for our fans and it’s not acceptable to lose 2-0.” City dominated possession early on, but badly missed the presence of the injured Kevin De Bruyne. The visitors’ defensive deficiencies that have allowed Liverpool to streak 25 points clear were also obvious as Daniel James and Martial fired too close to Ederson with big chances on the counter-attack. – Error-strewn Ederson –center_img Loading… Promoted Content6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAP7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBig Actors Who Started Off With A Part In A Soap OperaBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemMost Beloved First Ladies Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Mesmerizing Facts About Hypnosislast_img read more