It is with great pleasure that ESSMA can announce the addition of a new Advisory Committee member: Leif Bjørn (Security Manager Telia Parken). We are confident that ESSMA will benefit from his experience and we look forward working together.

ESSMA is pleased to announce PITAGONE as newest Stadium Partner. PITAGONE focuses on Threat Management and Anti Terror. They have 40 years of Israeli Counter Terror experience.

During the ESSMA Safety & Security Seminar in Dortmund, Lasse Bauer (Supporter Liaison Officer) and Mickel Lauritsen (former Director of Security & Stadium Operations) presented how and why Brøndby IF developed their own pyrotechnics. ESSMA interviewed Lasse Bauer about the different steps in the process and the reaction of their fans.

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.

Section Paloise inaugurated Stade du Hameau with a game against Union Bordeaux Bègles on 2 December.

ESSMA interviewed Phivos Constantinides, General Manager at GSP Stadium, during the Safety & Security Workshop in Dortmund about the importance of training stewards and how to motivate them. Furthermore, he gave insights about his presentation regarding steward training and formation at GSP Stadium, home of Cypriot First Division teams Apoel FC and AC Omonia.

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.

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has unveiled the design of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, the seventh 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium design to be released. The stadium will have a 40,000 capacity and is due for completion in 2020.

ESSMA is pleased to announce Global Stadium Development as a new Corporate Partner. Global Stadium Development is a company specialised in innovative technical solutions for stadiums.

Yasser Al Mulla is Landscape & Sport Turf Management Senior Manager at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy. He will be one of the seminar speakers during the ESSMA Summit 2018 and will take part in two seminars on Day 2. In the morning session he will participate in the Pitch Management Seminar where the main focus will be on Turf Development Projects. In the afternoon session, Yassel Al Mulla will update participants about the Stadium Progress of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar during the Stadium Development II Seminar.

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