ESSMA interviewed Mr. Thani Al Zarraa, Project Manager of Al Janoub Stadium at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, to provide the ESSMA community with exclusive insights into the preparations of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and Al Janoub Stadium in particular.

Read more on the expansion plans of Royal Belgian FA, the Everton for Change campaign, the Movember initiative at Grenoble Foot 38 and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

ESSMA interviewed Zoltán Laczkó, Head Groundsman at Groupama Arena. Together with his team, he maintains a high-quality pitch all-year round.

According to ESSMA's Stewarding Benchmark report, 76% of participating clubs have an internal stewarding system in place including 1. FSV Mainz 05. During ESSMA’s Safety & Security Workshop, Dominique Gross - Head of Stewarding at 1. FSV Mainz 05 - shared insights on their internal stewarding programme and its benefits.

ESSMA supported LNR (Ligue Nationale de Rugby) for the second year in a row with the organisation of a stadium tour for its clubs. During the three-day visit, over 25 French rugby club delegates visited several venues in Wales including Principality Stadium, Cardiff City Stadium, Liberty Stadium, Parc Y Scarlets and Ashton Gate Stadium.

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