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Major sports and events captivate and inspire us. They revitalize the host city and can deliver lasting benefits for the local people, economy and environment.

When delivered correctly, they provide the catalyst for urban transformation and economic growth.

Delivering venues and infrastructure for world-class events involves managing hundreds – sometimes thousands – of projects simultaneously, addressing critical challenges as they arise and delivering the overall vision on time, to budget, and in line with bid commitments (such as new jobs, new business and improved quality of life for local communities).

Our sports and events experience spans nearly 20 years, including six Olympic Games, a World Expo and a World Cup, serving as program manager or consultant to help cities bid and implement their visions on the world’s stage.

As your trusted partner, we have the experience and commitment to deliver your event from initial concept through delivery and legacy, or at any point in between, for supporting infrastructure, facilities, arenas and stadia, to flexible solutions that benefit the community long after the closing ceremonies.

Because no one solution fits all cities, we tailor our experience and lessons learned to develop delivery solutions best fit for your particular needs.

We help cities use major sports and events as a catalyst for regeneration and urban renewal, while obtaining a place on the world stage. 

Then we work with those cities to improve infrastructure and venues for successful event hosting with longer-term legacy benefits in mind.

To help ensure a highly successful event that forever lives in the hearts and memories of those who participated and watched, we offer exceptional expertise in host city positioning, urban planning and design, engineering, project structuring and finance, construction management and program management. 

Program Management:

  • Program controls and project management
  • Design and construction management
  • Commercial and contract management
  • Supply chain management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Smart technology


  • Host city positioning – delivery strategy bid support
  • Infrastructure planning – transport, water, waste and energy
  • Urban planning – urban precincts around key facilities in legacy
  • Environmental remediation and clean up
  • Full-service engineering 
  • Operations and logistics planning

Clients & Projects

Program Management

Managing complex, interrelated projects and diverse stakeholder requirements to deliver venues and infrastructure for a major event requires a proven approach and some of the best program managers on the planet. We understand all aspects of urban planning, design and construction – including major event venues – because we’ve been a program manager for some of the world’s largest and most complex programs.


CH2M’s Sharon Marsh discusses our sports and events program delivery capabilities at a recent SportAccord convention. 

Major Sport Venues and Infrastructure

Helping cities use global sports and events as a catalyst for regeneration and economic growth, our program management professionals are supporting the transformation of urban centers in partnership with host cities around the world.

Dubai Expo

Dubai Expo 2020, Dubai

The World Expo 2020 promises to showcase host country Dubai as a major player on the world’s stage. In a collaborative partnership with Dubai World Trade Centre and UK-based Mace Group, we’re managing the new Dubai Trade Center Jebel Ali, which includes the Expo site.

Qatar 2022

2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ and Legacy, Qatar 

The first FIFA World Cup to be held in the Middle East is one step closer to reality as the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy works with us to ensure the successful delivery of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. 

runners on starting line

Delivery Partner for Major Sports & Events

As one of three delivery partners for a recent Summer Olympic Games, we helped deliver major venues a year ahead of the opening Games so the facilities could be tested and the athletes could begin practicing there. We also helped implement a green supply chain that resulted in the “greenest” Games to date. Now the area that housed the Games is being transformed into a large urban park, establishing a strong foundation for economic development and urban renewal.

We work with the host cities.... to make sure everything they are doing, with regards to event planning, be it new venues, infrastructure or the event itself, they are thinking of it from the very beginning with sustainability in mind.


Sharon Marsh


Delivering a global sport or other major event presents a complex set of challenges. We can help turn your challenges into opportunity with our broad range of consulting services – from host city positioning, urban regeneration and legacy planning, to design, construction and operations strategies for pulling it all together – giving you the frameworks and insights needed to deliver an amazing event.

The Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Designed for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games – emphasizing a lasting international focus on sporting excellence – this unique venue provides two distinctly separate sporting arenas under one roof, providing great flexibility for hosting world-class indoor sporting events for cycling, boxing, basketball, tennis and other indoor athletics. We provided civil and structural engineering services for the new arena and velodrome, helping create one of the largest sports facilities in Europe and breathing new life into Glasgow’s East End.