Read more on esports, VR, innovative club communication and what the WRU is considering at Principality Stadium in this short stadium industry update by ESSMA.

Read more on several stadium development projects and renovations and see examples of social media integration for fan engagement in this short stadium industry update by ESSMA.

Crystal Palace FC have plans to upgrade their current Selhurst Park. The plans include a new five-storey stand, resulting in a stadium capacity increase from 26,000 to more than 34,000 seats. The redevelopment plans are designed by stadium architects KSS and construction costs are expected to be between €85 and 115 million.

ESSMA will take part in the Moscow Stadium Forum, held on 6 and 7 December. During the two-day event, around 500 participants will learn more the construction and upkeep of sports facilities.

For the third year in a row, FC Barcelona organised the Sports Technology Symposium at the famous Camp Nou stadium. With a clear vision on leadership, the club embraced technology and innovation as never before. As such, the event became part of the Barca Innovation Hub, the club's platform to facilitate networking and cooperation in various domains. The goal is clear: be the best in the world. About 500 people from across the globe were brought together during this 2-day event. A mix of topics were presented by speakers with different backgrounds in soccer, basketball, baseball, Formula 1 and other sports and technological domains.