ESSMA Stadium partner Philips Lighting announced Perth Stadium in Australia as the first full LED-lit multi-purpose stadium implementation in the Asia-Pacific region. 

The Spectator Safety Conference, organized by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA), will be held on 2 March 2017 at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. ESSMA will be involved through one of the panel discussions. 

UEFA announced it received declarations of interest from 15 national associations to host UEFA Club competition finals in 2019

The ESSMA Summit 2017 opened with the Stadium Development Seminar, providing insights in different European stadium projects. The seminar welcomed 250 people, which is more than twice the amount of participants compared to last year’s edition in Bilbao. 

Last month, Stadium Partner Philips Lighting, announced VfL Wolfsburg as the first German club to adopt its connected LED pitch lighting. Take a look at this video below what this means. 

From 16 to 18 January, the third annual ESSMA Summit took place at Parc Olympique Lyonnais. With 350 delegates participating, this edition proved to be successful. 

During the last months of 2016, we could strengthen our team: we welcomed three new advisory committee members, we’ve put a new legal structure in place and we welcomed a new employee, Sofie Jans. Moreover, we can count on the experience of Guillaume Desmet, who will support us during ESSMA events. 

Mestalla Stadium was the host of the last ESSMA workshop of 2016. Forty-seven specialists gathered in Valencia to discuss and exchange knowledge on the topic of fan entertainment. Interventions from Valencia CF, LaLiga and the AFEPE (National Association of Football Fans) on day 1 and Stoke City FC and Juventus FC on Day 2 together with an extensive stadium visit and networking opportunities contributed to a successful second edition. 

ESSMA Stadium partner Philips Lighting announced VfL Wolfsburg as the first German football club to adopt its connected LED pitch lighting.

Jürgen Muth

Michal Siara

Pierre Venayre

Based on the defined criteria and after a voting period from 14 November until 1 December, we are pleased to welcome 3 new advisory committee membersJürgen Muth, CEO Allianz Arena; Michal Siara, Marketing Manager Ekstraklasa and Pierre Venayre, CEO Stade Rochelais.