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Francesco Gizzi, a Candidate of the FBA Professional Master in Football Business, about his learnings from Part I of the Stadium Operations Course - Powered by ESSMA. The FBA, an ESMMA Partner, offers its students a Professional Master in Football Business with the objective to deliver them all the necessary tools and an optimal learning environment in order to succeed in the passionate and dynamic football industry.

Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City, being delivered by Aspire Zone Foundation, the stadium takes its name from bayt al sha’ar – tents historically used by nomadic peoples in Qatar and the Gulf region. The stadium will host matches right through to the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ semi-finals.

ESSMA interviewed Tomasz Zahorski, Proxy of the Management Board, about their new training centre project, the next phases and implemented benchmark elements.


Legia Warsaw’s new training centre will include 8 pitches, additional sports infrastructure, 9000 m2 building with dressing rooms, offices for the coaches, 24 rooms for the first team players (with 4* standards), 30 rooms for youth players, an R&D lab, etc.

 

Several ESSMA Corporate and Stadium Partners are present in the World Cup venues. Below a short overview of all twelve Russian host stadiums.

The FBA, an ESSMA Partner, offers students a Professional Master in Football Business with the objective to deliver them all the necessary tools and an optimal learning environment in order to succeed in the passionate and dynamic football industry. ESSMA supports the FBA to help educate football’s future business leaders on the intricacies of optimizing the environmental, social and economic benefits of a stadium by mixing theoretical and practical experiences against benchmarks of best practices.

During last year's Pitch Management workshop, Lee Jackson, Head Groundsman at Manchester City FC shared his insights related to player injury management and the typical injuries sustained depending on the pitch conditions.

Sylvain Caliman, Stadium Manager of Section Paloise, shared insights on the development and process of the new Stade du Hameau during the ESSMA Summit.

The PSE-project (Polo sportivo e degli eventi di Cornaredo) was announced by the municipality of Lugano at the end of 2017. It includes a new stadium for FC Lugano, sports facilities, office spaces, a building for the city’s administrative services and a new football pitch with a surrounding athletics track. It will be constructed on the current site of the Cornaredo Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium which houses FC Lugano.

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) is responsible for the delivery of the required infrastructure and host country planning and operations for Qatar to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ which accelerates progress towards achieving national development goals and creates a lasting legacy for Qatar, the Middle East, Asia and the world.

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.

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