The two-day event by Messe Düsseldorf in cooperation with DFL, Deutsche Fußball Liga, brought together over 900 participants from 21 countries interested in sports technology. Among exhibitors were ESSMA’s Corporate Partners, Musco Lighting and AwareManager and all DFL subsidiaries.

The Johan Cruijff Arena, home to Ajax Football Club, has been asked by Amsterdam’s municipality to design a smart city concept following its own extensive sustainability work.

ESSMA welcomes the Hungarian Football Federation (Magyar Labdarúgó Szövetség) to its wide-ranging network of stadium industry peers.

Read more on eSports competitions at FC Twente and Twickenham Stadium, a new hospitality programme at Inter Milan, a unique museum at Twickenham Stadium and 360° viewership for the France cup final in this short industry update by ESSMA.

Paal Baas and Arjan Knottnerus shared insights related to multifunctionality at the Amsterdam ArenA, their hybrid Lay&Play solution, challenges and their protocol when hosting events on the pitch.

Read more on matchday fan experience apps at FC Copenhagen and AS Roma, a membership programme targeting -12 fans at OGC Nice, the new eSports teams of The Belgian Football Association and Paris Saint-Germain and single-use plastic reduction at Watford FC in this short industry update by ESSMA.

Mats Enquist, General Secretary of the Swedish Football League, presented the Swedish Connected League Project during the ESSMA Summit. He explained more about the system that they are developing to compete in Europe and to build a better identity.

Sustainability Manager Russell Seymour talked about how Lord Cricket Ground’s sustainability efforts have been received by the public, their waste management policy and the sustainable approach of the venue’s redevelopment plan during our SMART & Sustainability Workshop at Amsterdam ArenA.

Arthur Berends, Company Director De Enk Groen & Golf and together with the Amsterdam ArenA grounds team responsible for the pitch, shared insights related to data tracking and their pitch dashboard during our Pitch Management Workshop.

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