The initial design concepts respond to FC Nantes’ needs as exposed in the consultation meetings held since February and detailed in their brief. They aim at allowing everyone to better imagine themselves into the new stadium project, seize it and enrich the discussion. To that extent, the participants in the preliminary consultation will contribute to feed the rest of the project, based on their users’ experience.

Read more about stadium development & renovation at Leicester City FC, KV Mechelen and Ajax AFC, staying the night at SC Freiburg and more partner news in this short industry update by ESSMA.

ESSMA Stadium Partner SGL organised its 12th Masterclass on 20 - 21 March 2018 in Italy with visits to Allianz Stadium (Turin) and Milanello Sport Center (Milan) on day one and San Siro (Milan) on the second day. This customer only event focused on research and design. With 80 attendees, it was the highest attendance in SGL Masterclass’ history.

At the start of the 2018-2019 football season, the Amsterdam ArenA will officially change its name to the Johan Cruijff ArenA. The new logo of the Johan Cruijff ArenA will be unveiled on or near April 25, the birthday of the legendary footballer.

Sebastian Breuing, Head Groundsman SV Werder Bremen, will take part in the ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop where he will share how they are tracking the weather at SV Werder Bremen.

Breuing started his career as Groundsman in Bochum and got promoted to Head Groundsman in 2006 (then being the youngest Head Groundsman in the Bundesliga). Since 2014, he is working as Head Groundsman at SV Werder Bremen.