ESSMA interviewed Mr. Thani Al Zarraa, Project Manager of Al Janoub Stadium at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, to provide the ESSMA community with exclusive insights into the preparations of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and Al Janoub Stadium in particular.

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.

Jon Babbs – Stadium Director at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – and Tom Jones – Senior Principal at POPULOUS – provided insights in the key aspects and facilities of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as well as the design process during ESSMA’s Development & Operations Workshop. 

St George’s Park was selected as the perfect host for the 2019 ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop because of their excellent reputation in the field of pitch management. As well as their remarkable business plan which sees the amenities being shared between professional sports teams and commercial guests, thereby ensuring year-round use of the facilities. Scott Brooks - Head Groundsman of St George’s Park - explained how they manage to balance the commercial use and use by professional sports teams while guaranteeing a high quality for all pitches on the premises. 

On 21 and 22 May 2019, ESSMA organised its fourth Fan Experience Workshop at Marshall Józef Piłsudski Stadium, home of Legia Warsaw. Over 46 members from 16 countries learned insights and shared knowledge linked to stadium enhancing experiences, fan zones, loyalty, rewarding and attracting fans to the stadium.

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