Europe: Sea Star, Allianz Stadium

Croatia’s Sea Star Premieres Successfully

Sea Star Festival 2017
– Sea Star Festival 2017

Some 50,000 people attended the first edition of Sea Star, May 25-28 in Umag, Croatia, witnessing The ProdigyFatboy SlimPaul Kalkbrenner and more.

The team behind Exit, Sea Dance and Revolution festivals also promotes Sea Star. Organizers said they had to “triple its initially announced capacity” and eventually even double the number of festival zones due to high demand. Sea Star kicked off the so-called Summer of Love, the annual festival run that connects Serbia (Exit), Montenegro (Sea Dance), Romania (Revolution) and Croatia (Sea Dance).

Next up in the Summer of Love is Revolution festival in Timisoara, June 1-3, followed by the 17th edition of Exit Festival at the Petrovaradin Fortress July 5-9 and Sea Dance festival on Jaz Beach, July 13-15.

Juventus Stadium To Become Allianz

The home ground of Juventus Turin, the current champions in Italy’s Serie A soccer league, will be known as the Allianz Stadium starting in July.

The deal was agreed upon by German-based insurance giant Allianz, Juventus Football Club and Lagardère Sports Group, which holds the naming rights to what is currently known as Juventus Stadium. Under the agreement, the stadium in the Piedmont capital Turin will be rebranded as

Allianz Stadium effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2023, or six soccer seasons respectively. 

Allianz Stadium
– Allianz Stadium

The 41,500 capacity stadium opened in 2011, replacing the tradition-rich Stadio delle Alpi, which was demolished in 2009. The new venue boasts 4,000 premium seats, 62 sky boxes and 8 business areas, and the 110,000 square meters surrounding area contain shopping and entertainment areas, the Juventus Museum, 31 bars, two children’s playgrounds, 10 Juventus stores and 4,000 car parking spaces.

“Since its opening, the stadium has hosted over 6 million visitors,” the naming rights announcement states.

It is the seventh venue with the Allianz name worldwide, which include the Allianz Arena in Munich, the Allianz Stadium in Sydney, the Allianz Park in London, the Allianz Riviera in Nice, the Allianz Parque in Sao Paulo and the Allianz Stadion in Vienna.