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.

Feyenoord Rotterdam has plans to develop a new stadium as their current stadium ‘De Kuip’ isn’t meeting the demands of modern football anymore. With the masterplan, Feyenoord City, the club will create a broad urban development including a new river-based stadium and a redevelopment of the current stadium. Stadium Director of Feijenoord Stadium, Jan Van Merwijk, joined us during ESSMA’s Development & Operations Workshop to share more details on the club’s Masterplan.

ESSMA interviewed Csaba Siklósi, Managing Director at Lagardère Sports Hungary. Lagardère Sports Hungary is the operator of Groupama Arena, host of the sixth ESSMA Summit.

In the third 2019 issue of ESSMA’s Stadium Development Report you will gain insights on the gamechangers in profitability at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium from the perspective of Jon Babbs (Stadium Director at Tottenham Hotspur) and Tom Jones (Senior Principal at Populous). 

In addition, ESSMA interviewed Mr. Thani Al Zarraa, Project Manager of Al Janoub Stadium, regarding the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar. Furthermore, you can read more about the stadium projects of FC Metz and AFC Wimbledon as well as the training centre project of Celtic FC.

Read more on the new lighting show at Olympique de Marseille, 5G testing in the Bundesliga, blind reporting at Bayer 04 Leverkusen and more in ESSMA’s industry update.