It was announced today that STATS has officially opened its new offices at Riverstone House, Henry Street, in Limerick city centre. Originally announced in October of 2017, STATS aims to employ more than 150 full and part-time staff in Limerick by 2020, making it the largest sports technology business in Ireland.
The provider of sports data and intelligence worked closely with the IDA and SportsTech Ireland in evaluating Ireland, eventually selecting Limerick. The company says Limerick was a natural choice for STATS as it allows the company to tap into collaborative education partnerships with a range of local third-level institutions, while offering access to the ever-expanding technology and science cluster that is transforming Ireland’s Midwest.
STATS brought on Irish sports technology pioneer Gráinne Barry to run the new Limerick office as European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) Regional Operations Director. STATS recruitment has already begun and aims to place up to 100 full and part-time staff for its Limerick operation by the end of this year.
Speaking this week, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen said, "STATS is a global leader in sports intelligence, and it is no surprise that many of the top teams and leagues across a range of sports around the world are clients. Limerick with its strong sporting pedigree, technology cluster and links to third level institutions was the natural choice for STATS, and the Mid-West is now home to a large group of Tech companies."