Read more on reusable cups at Leicester Tigers, facial recognition at AFC Ajax, the 2019 Rugby World Cup and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

In the third 2019 issue of ESSMA’s Stadium Development Report you will gain insights on the gamechangers in profitability at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium from the perspective of Jon Babbs (Stadium Director at Tottenham Hotspur) and Tom Jones (Senior Principal at Populous). 

In addition, ESSMA interviewed Mr. Thani Al Zarraa, Project Manager of Al Janoub Stadium, regarding the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar. Furthermore, you can read more about the stadium projects of FC Metz and AFC Wimbledon as well as the training centre project of Celtic FC.

OPEL ARENA, home to 1. FSV Mainz 05, hosted this year’s ESSMA Safety & Security Workshop. Over 55 ESSMA Members from 18 countries joined us for two days of knowledge sharing and exchanging best practices regarding stewarding, crowd management, body searches, bag policies and facial recognition.

Read more on the new lighting show at Olympique de Marseille, 5G testing in the Bundesliga, blind reporting at Bayer 04 Leverkusen and more in ESSMA’s industry update.

Read more on the Club App Platform of LaLiga, AS Roma merchandising, safety at Feijenoord Stadium and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

As part of ESSMA’s Development & Construction Workshop Barnabas Szigethy - Project Director Ferenc Puskas Stadium - shared the process and preparations of Ferenc Puskas Stadium for EURO 2020. 

ESSMA interviewed Viktor Paján, Director of FTC-MVM Sports Center, about the training facilities of Ferencsvárosi TC. Together with his colleagues, Viktor is responsible for the maintenance and the investments of the training facilities.

Read more on SLO training at the Swedish Football League, beta testing for RAFC’s new app, development plans for Sporting Charleroi and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

ESSMA interviewed Jan Nöker - Event Manager at 1. FSV Mainz 05 - and Stephan Bandholz – Stadium Manager at OPEL ARENA – about their safety department and our upcoming ESSMA Safety & Security Workshop. OPEL ARENA is the host venue of our 2019 Safety & Security Workshop on 8 and 9 October during which the club will share their best practices regarding bag policies and stewarding.

Sascha Dorsaz, an Alumnus of the FBA Professional Master in Football Business, about his experience from The FBA Stadium Tour to Barcelona, supported by ESSMA. The FBA, an ESMMA Partner, offers its students a Professional Master in Football Business with the objective to deliver them all the necessary tools and an optimal learning environment in order to succeed in the passionate and dynamic football industry.

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