ESSMA, the European Stadium & Safety Management Association, is a not for profit association that allows stadium-, safety- and head grounds managers to exchange knowledge and expertise.
ESSMA has a European focus but allows non-European stadiums and organizations to join our association. ESSMA has been founded in 1996 by former president Lionel Dreksler.
“To be the leading platform for stadium management.”
“Acquire sustainable know-how by combining the stadium & safety management with qualitative industry partners offering added value in sharing know-how & expertise with the ultimate goal to bring stadiums to a higher level in the process from conception to operation.”
“Stadium activity is a challenge, of course, as the features of the urban stadium and the organization of major events attracting a large audience in the short time may cause some nuisance. Thus, at each step of the stadium project, from “the intention to build the stadium” to the “way to operate it”, every stakeholder has the responsibility to take into account the environmental, social and economic impact of the stadium in order to define the right object at the right location, to be operated by the right persons with the right practices.
For ESSMA, sustainability in Stadium’s issues means to have a responsible and a long-term approach when thinking about the conception, the construction and the operations of the stadium, with the aim to optimize the environmental, social and economic benefits without compromising the future of a founding object and its environment, for the 30 years of its life. This results in an enduring, balanced approach to economic activity, environmental responsibility and social progress in the design, construction and operation of stadia.”