The international volleyball season consists out of two parts: 1) National team season (May 15 to October 15) and 2) the club season (October 16 to May 14). From a commercial as well as sportive perspective this dichotomy has some negative effect. The FIVB has therefore asked Hypercube to develop a commercially interesting volleyball calendar in which there is sufficient rest for the top players.
The question The question of Sparta Rotterdam was whether it would be wise to expand the stadium including the number of business seats. Hypercube therefore prognosed the expected sporting quality for Sparta Rotterdam the coming years. This feasibility study consisted of a prognosis on sporting quality, a benchmark study, a costs estimation of renovation and […]
The question In PSV’s three-year policy plan, the club considered to reduce the player salaries to 21 million euros and to invest in the football stadium. They have asked Hypercube whether this would be a good idea. Hypercube’s advice Our analyses on data sets from PSV and Hypercube showed that an investment in the stadium […]
The question In Denmark the quality of football could use an impulse. Before the Danish League asked Hypercube for their support, a number of initiatives had already been taken without success. The biggest problem from a competitive perspective was related in the dominance of FC Copenhagen. Though good for this club, the competition had lost […]
The question At the end of 2015, the KNVB was wondering how groups in society contributed to the value of football. At hand this may seem an odd question, but such information can be valuable for strategic decision making and exploitation of commercial opportunities. In an earlier phase of the project, research consultancy firm Blauw […]
Heracles Almelo is a Dutch football club that promoted to the highest level in 2005. Ever since, it has ranked 9th to 12th, clearly staying out of danger of relegation – a remarkable performance. Their stadium, however, now doesn’t match the newly acquired status. Hypercube assisted Heracles Almelo in developing viable stadium plans and negotiated […]
The question Hypercube has been asked to develop a system to distribute the media benefits between clubs in a neat way. The criteria (e.g., sporting quality and talent development amongst others) were determined jointly. Hypercube had to develop the system based on those criteria. Hypercube’s advice Hypercube has set up a system by which media […]
The Feyenoord stadium in Rotterdam is an icon in Dutch Football, known by everybody by its moniker ‘De Kuip’ (or ‘the tub’). But it is now 75 years old, and even if the construction is still solid, the facilities are becoming outdated. Hypercube investigated the feasibility of a new stadium.
Football is growing ever more accustomed to artificial grass. In the Netherlands, as of summer 2013, ten teams have such a pitch and there are at least four clubs that will switch in 2014 or 2015. Hypercube organized a tender that helped six of those clubs get artificial grass on very attractive conditions.
Within a short periode of time three initiatives were presented to make a new ice rink for training purposes of the Dutch iceskating professionals and talents. The Dutch Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF) and the skating assocation (KNSB) had to make a choice, and wanted to do so in a fair way. Hypercube set up a tendering […]
Some European clubs have a team that entirely consists of foreign players, which was by some perceived as an undesirable situation. It was proposed to apply a rule which would constrain the number of foreign players to 5. Hypercube studied the sportive and financial implications of the implementation of this 6+5 rule.
The performance of Belgian teams in European club competitions was going down, unlike the performance of the Belgian economy, reason to believe that Belgian football could bend the curve. One way to counter the negative trend is to optimize the competition format. Hypercube helped the Belgian Pro League to realize a succesfull transition.
The question Travelling by plane is expensive and the national football associations are responsible to cover the costs of their teams. This is why the UEFA asked Hypercube to assess possible reductions when air traffic transport is part of a collective program. Hypercube’s advice Hypercube has calculated the possible cost savings and associated conditions for […]
Reforming of the Romanian football leagues (2017) Reforming of the Romanian football leagues (2017) Romanian football has experienced a number of major setbacks in recent years. Where the country was at the top of the UEFA Country Coefficients in 2005/2006, it currently has to contend with clubs that can barely keep their heads above water. […]