The futuristic shape of the 40,000 capacity Al Wakrah Stadium mirrors the innovative, ambitious spirit of the Supreme Committee of Delivery & Legacy. The stadium’s design is inspired by the sails of traditional dhow boats. Furthermore, the stadium will host matches through to the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finals.

Read more on the stadium project of Montpellier HSC and the Gibraltar Football Association, redevelopment at Liverpool FC, a safe standing trial in the French Ligue 1 and 2, broadcasting via Twitter, youth academies, etc. in this short industry update by ESSMA.

Francesco Gizzi, a Candidate of the FBA Professional Master in Football Business, about his learnings from Part I of the Stadium Operations Course - Powered 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.

The European Stadium & Safety Management Association (ESSMA) will gather during the Development & Construction Workshop. The event will be held in Paris (France) from 9 to 10 October at the Paris La Défense Arena.

The second issue of the 2018 Stadium Development Reports provides a breakdown of the 2026 bid process and the bid books of both Morocco and the "United joint" bid of USA - Mexico - Canada. In addition, there are insights and updates on the stadium and training facilities projects of Aberdeen FC, Feyenoord, FC Metz, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Stade Raymond-Kopa and Legia Warsaw.