ESSMA, the European Stadium & Safety Management Association unites the stadium industry.
With more than 350 members from all over europe, we have a strong network to discuss sector-related topics and reach common insights. As we are highly involved with key stakeholders in the industry, we contribute towards the further professionalisation of the European stadium industry.


ESSMA, the European Stadium & Safety Management Association, unites the stadium industry. Over 350 European stadiums contribute to the creation of market-specific research and join us on networking events to share knowledge, best-practices and learn from their peers. ESSMA nurtures these conversations, both online and offline, with benchmark reports, industry updates and case studies.

ESSMA clustered its experience in six expert areas: Development & Construction, Operations & Ticketing, Sustainability & SMART, Safety & Security, Fan Experience & Hospitality, and Pitch Management.

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Stadiums are an essential part of sports experience. The role of ESSMA is to support the European stadium industry in its growth. Stadiums are scattered throughout Europe and often find little comparative ground within national borders. Sustainable growth is only attainable by learning from peers, comparable in capacity and ambition, at international level.

ESSMA forms the catalyst in this story, including three pillars in its approach: Events, Business Intelligence, and Strategic Support. As an association we bring our members together, provide knowledge and build towards insights, truly applicable in practice.

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