Read more on the Academy plans of Crystal Palace FC, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s new Interactive Data Space, reusable cups at Leicester City FC and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

ESSMA interviewed Zoltán Laczkó, Head Groundsman at Groupama Arena. Together with his team, he maintains a high-quality pitch all-year round.

According to ESSMA's Stewarding Benchmark report, 76% of participating clubs have an internal stewarding system in place including 1. FSV Mainz 05. During ESSMA’s Safety & Security Workshop, Dominique Gross - Head of Stewarding at 1. FSV Mainz 05 - shared insights on their internal stewarding programme and its benefits.

Read more on the crowd management project at the EFL, the Swedish Football League’s Supporter Satisfaction Index, fan engagement at Heracles Almelo and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update. 

ESSMA supported LNR (Ligue Nationale de Rugby) for the second year in a row with the organisation of a stadium tour for its clubs. During the three-day visit, over 25 French rugby club delegates visited several venues in Wales including Principality Stadium, Cardiff City Stadium, Liberty Stadium, Parc Y Scarlets and Ashton Gate Stadium.

Feyenoord Rotterdam has plans to develop a new stadium as their current stadium ‘De Kuip’ isn’t meeting the demands of modern football anymore. With the masterplan, Feyenoord City, the club will create a broad urban development including a new river-based stadium and a redevelopment of the current stadium. Stadium Director of Feijenoord Stadium, Jan Van Merwijk, joined us during ESSMA’s Development & Operations Workshop to share more details on the club’s Masterplan.

Read more on the stadium plans of Watford FC and Leeds United, the Fan Update scheme of Liverpool FC, an interactive map at Johan Cruijff ArenA and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

ESSMA interviewed Csaba Siklósi, Managing Director at Lagardère Sports Hungary. Lagardère Sports Hungary is the operator of Groupama Arena, host of the sixth ESSMA Summit.

Read more on reusable cups at Leicester Tigers, facial recognition at AFC Ajax, the 2019 Rugby World Cup and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

In the third 2019 issue of ESSMA’s Stadium Development Report you will gain insights on the gamechangers in profitability at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium from the perspective of Jon Babbs (Stadium Director at Tottenham Hotspur) and Tom Jones (Senior Principal at Populous). 

In addition, ESSMA interviewed Mr. Thani Al Zarraa, Project Manager of Al Janoub Stadium, regarding the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar. Furthermore, you can read more about the stadium projects of FC Metz and AFC Wimbledon as well as the training centre project of Celtic FC.

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