As a higher proportion of our disposable income is spent on the experiences, it is live sporting events and entertainment that have proved to be enormous growth areas. Overall visitor numbers are strong and rising, and spend per person remains robust. But there are risks, and an in-depth understanding of the opportunities and challenges is essential to success.

The very nature of the sector means that property is fundamental to it, and Gerald Eve’s sports and entertainment specialists have an unrivalled appreciation of the issues faced. Rates, investment agency, planning, viability and development consultancy are all areas of expertise, advising many of the sector’s leading names on the real estate challenges to be addressed.

Clients include: David Lloyd, Mecca Bingo, Merlin and Odeon.