Dome is an international consultancy and management practice, dealing in large
scale public complex's. The company is a spin-off from the development of the
Gelredome in Arnhem and the brainchild of Karel Aalbers. Aalbers , chairman
during the development of the Gelredome, is now the general manager at Vitesse.
The progressive concept of the multifunctional football- and event theatre
Gelredome, draws great interest internationally. The most striking feature of
the Gelredome is its movable field, a novelty in the soccer and entertainment
world . Work is already underway in Gelsenkirchen to copy this system. The
hidden strenght of the Gelredome lies in an especially well thought-out and
audience-orientated concept. Service, convenience, ambience and safety are the
concept's key elements.
The hidden strength of the Gelredome , however, especially lies in in a well
thought-out and audience-orientated overall concept, of which the elements of
service, convenience, ambience and safety are the core elements.
Or, as Ernie Walker, chairman of the UEFA Stadium commission put it; Gelredome
is the most important development in the area of large scale public
accomodations since the building of the Roman Collosseum in Rome. Even after his
period as chairman of Vitesse, Aalbers was regularly approached with requests
from various European countries to put his knowledge and experience at their
disposal.In many places in Europe, plans are being made for the construction of
new stadiums. The demands for expertise in this area has lead Aalbers to the
founding of the Dome Stadium Development Consultancy.
Even though circumstances may vary from place to place, Dome has one central
theme in its consultancy: the returns of an accomodation is equal to the extent
to which bonding is realised between audience, stadium and player(s). In other
words; people spend more money in a place where they feel at home and
comfortable. In the accomodations Dome helps develop this fact is developed in
detail.Dome likes to be involved in a project during the first stages of
Its consultants do not regard an accomodation as a building, but as the physical
result of an integral marketing concept. Dome can assist in the development of
such a concept and in its actual realisation. But also in specific areas (organisational
structure, permits, commerce, environment, safety, logistics, communications
etc.) the knowledge of Dome is at your disposal. Dome consultants can also be
asked for a second opinion on existing plans and can be hired on a project basis
or against an hourly rate.
Dome has gathered a network of specialists who can be consulted if neccesary.
They have all earned their credits in the practice of stadium development and
make a good team. The client decides if and to what extent their know-how will
be used, people connected to Dome commenton on the availability of relevant
support in the various fields of knowledge as being pleasant. In this matter one
could say that the succes of a project is often decided by the weakest element.
Dome is a young, rapidly expanding venture that is in the proces of opening
offices all over Europe. These offices combine the knowledge of local
circumstances with the advisory power of the same group of internationally
operating top-notch consultants. This is reflected in Domes motto: a loyal
partnership produces a purposeful and cost efficient approach.