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HYPERCUBE & SPORTS

Hypercube specializes in charting the effects of innovation in sports. We do this by combining data insights with input from relevant stakeholders. Like millions of other people, we are true sports enthusiasts and our consultants work with great passion on the various sports-economic challenges of our clients.

Building relationships between sporting, commercial and financial topics is what we are good at. During the past twenty years, we have built up a unique expertise in the sports world, both nationally and internationally. We help our clients determine growth strategies, develop exciting competitions, build fair and transparent rankings, realize new stadiums and work on various other projects in which data insights and stakeholder management play an important role. We mainly work for federations, leagues, clubs, governments and umbrella organizations in sports.

Football
Volleyball
Beach volleyball
Basketball
Hockey
Tennis
Rugby
Futsal
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Ranking systems

The goal of a good ranking is to objectively compare teams or countries in terms of sporting strength. The ranking must reflect the current sporting relationships within a sport in a scientifically accurate manner.

A good ranking offers sporting advantages and can be used, for example, for the classification of groups or knock-out rounds of tournaments. This must be done in the most fair and transparent manner. Distributing the right sporting strength to teams or countries is therefore crucial.

In addition to the sporting aspect, rankings also have a commercial application. Supporters like to follow the ranking of their favourite team against other teams. In addition, there is the option for sponsors to connect with the ranking by including their name in the ranking. This in turn provides additional income for the publisher of the ranking.

Apart from many ranking projects, Hypercube itself also has two websites that show rankings. In 2007 we developed the Euro Club Index for football. This index shows the sporting strength of all the football clubs in Europe over time. Also check out Hyperrankings, where you can find all information about the UEFA coefficients.

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Ranking systems cases

CONCACAF NATIONAL TEAM RANKING

CONCACAF NATIONAL TEAM RANKING

FIVB SENIOR WORLD RANKING

FIVB SENIOR WORLD RANKING

GROWTH STRATEGY

Federations and sports clubs want to achieve maximum performance, both on and off the pitch. Using data-driven models, we support our clients in developing a multi-year strategy with which the desired performance can be achieved.

For sports clubs, this strategy is developed based upon scenario analysis. The growth potential of a club depends, amongst other things, on the demographic and commercial environment, the stadium, the youth training and the financial position. The results of a scenario analysis provide insights and help determine the growth strategy.

We also help federations determine their growth strategy. We do this, for example, by researching benchmark countries, conducting stakeholder interviews and using potential analysis to develop a solid vision. We use data analysis and models that provide insight into the consequences of sporting growth in the commercial and financial field and vice versa.

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Growth strategy cases

GROWTH POTENTIAL KRC GENK

GROWTH POTENTIAL KRC GENK

Competition development

Many sports competitions face the problem that the competition is not exciting enough. Too often the outcome of a match is predictable and it is known long in advance who will become champion. This results in fans losing interest and a not optimal athlete development.

Hypercube has become the international leader in competition development. Through a combination of data insights and the input of stakeholders from the sport, we find the optimal solution that advances the sport and creates support amongst all those involved. In this way we ensure that the competition receives a positive impulse in both sporting and commercial areas.

Designing and implementing a successful competition format is an art in itself. How many teams should the competition consist of? How many games should each team play per season? Is a play-off system an interesting option? Usually, other relevant topics also play a role, such as an appropriate distribution of media benefits, the layout of the playing calendar and regulation regarding licenses. We determine the best scenarios for shaping a competition and have experience in all kinds of sports.

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Competition development cases

OPTIMIZATION SWISS CUP COMPETITION

OPTIMIZATION SWISS CUP COMPETITION

ROMANIAN CUP COMPETITION

ROMANIAN CUP COMPETITION

AUSTRIAN BUNDESLIGA 

AUSTRIAN BUNDESLIGA 

BENELEAGUE BASKETBALL

BENELEAGUE BASKETBALL

Stadiums

The stadium is the ‘home’ of every club and an important source of income. At the same time, the stadium comes with expenses. That is why it is important that a stadium fits well with the ambitions of the club.

Hypercube creates integrated business cases for stadiums in which, among other things, the suitable capacity and quality of the stadium are discussed. We investigate what is realistic: renovation, new construction or keeping the current stadium. When opting for new construction, we regard the catchment area around the stadium: the number of people living in the area around the stadium, the activity and accessibility of the stadium, but also the presence of competition. These are all things to take into account when making plans and smart choices.

After deciding to renovate or build a new stadium there is an extensive process towards actual realization of the stadium. Hypercube provides guidance and advice throughout the entire process. We bring together the stakeholders that are involved and create a business case that is kept up to date during the project.

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Stadiums cases

STADIUM HERACLES ALMELO

STADIUM HERACLES ALMELO

FC EMMEN – FEASIBILITY NEW or RENEWED STADIUM

FC EMMEN – FEASIBILITY NEW or RENEWED STADIUM

Data insights & tooling

With our data sources, proven models and years of experience, we ensure that clients gain insight into their performance in the sporting and economic field. We support federations, leagues, clubs and umbrella organizations with monitoring performance, for example after implementing a new competition format. This can be in the form of reports, but also in the form of user-friendly, real-time dashboard tooling. Will more fans come to matches? How exciting is our competition compared to those of other countries? We answer such questions by benchmarking the data with other clubs, competitions, or countries.

We come up with creative solutions that are supported by everyone involved and that help the sport move forward. We do this by combining data insights with input from relevant stakeholders. We work flexibly and efficiently to ensure that the right information is always available to our clients.

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Data insights & tooling cases

MATCHPLANNING BASKETBALL

MATCHPLANNING BASKETBALL

MATCHPLANNING BASKETBALL

MATCHPLANNING BASKETBALL

STADIUM HERACLES ALMELO

STADIUM HERACLES ALMELO

FC EMMEN – FEASIBILITY NEW or RENEWED STADIUM

FC EMMEN – FEASIBILITY NEW or RENEWED STADIUM

GROWTH POTENTIAL KRC GENK

GROWTH POTENTIAL KRC GENK

OPTIMIZATION SWISS CUP COMPETITION

OPTIMIZATION SWISS CUP COMPETITION

ROMANIAN CUP COMPETITION

ROMANIAN CUP COMPETITION

AUSTRIAN BUNDESLIGA 

AUSTRIAN BUNDESLIGA 

BENELEAGUE BASKETBALL

BENELEAGUE BASKETBALL

CONCACAF NATIONAL TEAM RANKING

CONCACAF NATIONAL TEAM RANKING

FIVB SENIOR WORLD RANKING

FIVB SENIOR WORLD RANKING