As part of ESSMA’s Stadium Development Report Issue 1 2019, ESSMA visited Sparta Rotterdam and discussed the club’s redevelopment plans for its current Sparta Stadium and the training facilities at Terbregge with Manfred Laros - Director of Sparta Rotterdam - and Kevin Valkenburg - P&O and Legal Affairs - as they are both closely involved in the project.

The first 2019 issue of ESSMA’s Stadium Development Report provides insights in the development and renovation projects of FC Barcelona, Bologna FC, Sparta Rotterdam and AS Monaco.

Read more on the increased disabled access at Principality Stadium, Olympique Lyonnais’ Full Entertainment concept, the new Borussia-8-Grad building at BORUSSIA-PARK and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

The third issue of the 2018 Stadium Development Report provides information on the stadium projects of Hertha Berlin, Stade Brestois, Hardturm Stadium, AEK Athens and AS Roma. In addition, there are insights and updates on the training facilities projects of Leicester City FC, AFC Bournemouth and PSG. Regarding trends and technologies, you can find an expert panel on stadium sound installations and insights on ESSMA’s F&B Benchmark.

In April 2018, Aberdeen FC and the Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust (AFCCT) received final planning permission for their proposed new stadium, training and community facilities from the relevant authorities at a site to the west of the city. This was an important step towards the realisation of Aberdeen FC’s long held ambition.

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