Paulo Mariz Rozeira - Director of Legal Affairs at Liga Portugal - focused his presentation on the Final Four and how it boosted the Allianz Cup during the ESSMA Summit in Porto.

Read more on Eintracht Frankfurt’s disabled fans mobility service, an SLO project supported by UEFA, fan experience at FC Barcelona and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

The main topic of the Pitch Management Seminar during the ESSMA Summit focused on disease management with presentations from Kate Entwistle - Researcher at the Turf Disease Centre - and Carlos Venegas - Groundsman at Sevilla FC.

Duncan Fraser - Chief Executive at Aberdeen FC - shared an update on the Aurora Aberdeen FC project with delegates during the ESSMA Summit in Porto.

Read more on the KNVB Fan Awards, CAFE Week of Action, hackathon initiatives at FFF & KNVB and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

During the ESSMA Summit in Porto, ESSMA unveiled its new logo.

Alexandre Baronciani, an alumnus of the FBA Professional Master in Football Business, about how he experienced the ESSMA Summit 2019. The FBA, an ESMMA Partner, offers its students a Professional Master in Football Business with the objective to deliver them all the necessary tools and an optimal learning environment in order to succeed in the passionate and dynamic football industry.

Sander van Stiphout – Director International and Program Manager Amsterdam Innovation Arena – discussed more about the innovation challenges at Johan Cruijff ArenA during the ESSMA Summit in Porto.

Read more on the long-term development plans of AS Monaco, fan experience at Stade Toulousain, the annual BASIS Conference and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

ESSMA events 2019

January 01, 2019


ESSMA Stadiums, Clubs, Leagues, Federations and Stadium Partners can participate in the following ESSMA events: 




Date: 9 - 11 April

Venues: TBA

Location: Wales


More info will follow






Date: 21 - 22 May

Venue: Marshall Józef Piłsudski's Municipal Stadium  

Location: Warsaw, Poland


More info will follow






Date: 3-4 September

Venue: TBA

Location: London, England


More info will follow





Date: 8-9 October

Venue: Opel Arena

Location: Mainz, Germany


More info will follow




USA Global Stadium Tour 


Date: FIFA break 11 - 18 November (exact dates to be confirmed)

Venues: Amongst others Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Location: Atlanta & Chicago, USA


More info will follow



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