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LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium is officially open for business

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Watch the reaction and ribbon cutting ceremony attended by co-owner Magic Johnson, head coach Bob Bradley, the team’s players and many more eager to see the doors open to this highly anticipated stadium

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Wrigley Field renovation time-lapse

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The Chicago Cubs’ iconic stadium is in the process of an US$750m upgrade and this video shows the progress of the latest phase since October 2017, where club and field box sections have been overhauled.

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Headingly Stadium redevelopment time-lapse

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As the £40m (US$56m) upgrade to the home of rugby league side Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire County Cricket Club progresses, watch the rebuilding of the venue’s South Stand and construction of a new main stand, set to be completed by 2019.

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The stadium pictured was the world's first to feature a fully fixed roof covering a natural grass playing surface thanks to the use of EFTE. Can you name it?
 


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Purchasing system transfer for Barnsley FC

Barnsley FC in the UK has moved its purchasing procedures online, enabling managers to place, view and authorize purchase orders from any location, at any time.

Over 200 suppliers are already on the ‘purchase to pay’ cloud-based system supplied by Cloud B2B Solutions. Supplier invoices are matched to POs, and when approved, the relevant data is extracted and sent to the club’s accounting system with value-based approval workflows by department. Mistakes have been eliminated and budgets can be better controlled, while reporting is much improved, according to the club.

The previous purchasing system used a traditional paper-based format that was labor-intensive, and prone to errors and delays. The decision was taken to develop a more modern, efficient alternative to bring procurement procedures into line with a more modern approach to club management. Following a trial period, Cloud B2B Solutions developed a bespoke ‘purchase to pay’ system for the club.

Robert Zuk, finance director at Barnsley FC, said, “We can already see the benefits of a much-improved procurement process, and believe that this will see us well placed for the future development of the club.” 

April 4, 2018

Written by James Billington


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