The FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 starts today with the game between Russia and New Zealand at 6PM local time (5PM GMT+2). The opening match will be played at ESSMA Stadium Member FC Zenit's new Saint Petersburg Stadium. 

Virtual reality (VR) is set to change the sports industry and football clubs join the trend. From live stream broadcasting to developing applications, several European clubs are trying to implement VR to enhance fan experience. 

We’re happy to announce that ESSMA has published its first Stadium Development Report. Like mentioned during the ESSMA Summit in Lyon, we want to provide our members with quarterly structural updates on stadium projects across Europe. 

The Spectator Safety Conference, organized by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA), will be held on 2 March 2017 at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. ESSMA will be involved through one of the panel discussions. 

UEFA announced it received declarations of interest from 15 national associations to host UEFA Club competition finals in 2019