This year’s Safety & Security Workshop was organised at Telia Parken and Brøndby Stadium. Over 55 members from 14 countries learned insights and shared knowledge related to crowd management, stewarding, pyrotechnics and new technologies.

Currently AS Roma plays their home matches at Stadio Olimpico. The 70,000 capacity stadium is shared with their city rivals Lazio. However, the club announced plans to move to a new stadium, Stadio della Roma. The stadium will have a 52,500 capacity with an estimated cost of €400 million and should be ready for the 2020/21 season.

Read more on Villarreal CF’s eco-friendly initiative, the sixth edition of the SGSA Green Guide, the IOG Industry Awards and more in this weekly industry update provided by ESSMA.

BioSec, an R&D company specialised in (biometric) mass management and access control, has become an ESSMA Stadium Partner. They joined the Association in 2017 as Corporate Partner and have been a valued partner since.

Mandy Lane (Director at Live Tourism) and Jonathan Waite (Supporter Liaison Officer at Tottenham Hotspur FC) presented the Visit Football stadium assessment programme during our Fan Experience Workshop.

Together with representatives from the Premier League Clubs, Live Tourism developed the Premier League VisitFootball Stadium Assessment Programme, which had the objective of assessing and improving all stadiums in the Premier League in terms of Fan Experience. VisitFootball has a small team of dedicated employees who visit the Premier League stadiums on a regular basis and give them a score (and in a later phase recommendations) based on the fan experience in their stadium.

Read more on eliminating single-use plastic from sports events, fan experience at Sevilla FC and Arsenal FC, safety preparations for the 2022 World Cup and more in this weekly industry update provided by ESSMA.

AirPrint, an ESSMA Stadium Partner, offers an innovative and environment-friendly technology that makes it possible to print large images on any pitch without damaging the grass. This innovative technology offers new possibilities and opportunities in terms of improving the fan experience, strengthening the competition’s identity and raising brand awareness amongst fans for the club and/or the sponsor. Clubs such as PSG, Leicester City FC, the San Francisco Giants, etc. have implemented the AirPrint technology.

It is with great pleasure that ESSMA can announce the addition of a new Advisory Committee member: Francesco Gianello (Head of Stadium & Facilities at Juventus). We are confident that ESSMA will benefit from his experience and we look forward working together.

Read more on the Offside Art Gallery at Groupama Stadium, the FC Groningen Elite Sports Training & Health Centre, an update of the Espai Barça project and more in this weekly industry update provided by ESSMA.

ESSMA recently conducted a survey regarding the current Food & Beverage stadium market. Over 35 clubs and stadiums have contributed to the report. The main topics focus on F&B infrastructure, catering staff, payment methods, queuing, F&B range and data mining.

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