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.

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.

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.

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