The fifth ESSMA Summit will be organised from 22 to 23 January 2019 at Estadío Do Dragão, home of FC Porto. This must-attend stadium industry event is organised by ESSMA in partnership with European Leagues and ECA (European Club Association).

Read more on fan involvement at Manchester City, a returnable beaker system at Borussia Dortmund, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics sustainability plan, the Al Bayt Stadium - Al Khor City, etc. in this short industry update by ESSMA.

Canada, Mexico and USA have won the bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup which has been awarded under FIFA’s new bidding process. The 2026 World Cup will be the first to feature 48 nations across the globe and to be hosted by three different countries.

Read more on the waste management plan of Croke Park, a new training centre for FC Metz, a chatbot for PSV fans, a fan zone trial for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ etc. in this short industry update by ESSMA.

ESSMA is glad to introduce Restrata as new Corporate Partner. Restrata provides a range of safety and security services to establish the necessary security and crisis management arrangements to build resilience within organisations, including consultancy, technology solutions, training and workforce development, as well as a track, monitor and respond capability.

Read more on the 2018 FIFA World Cup, new stadium projects for the Scottish Rugby and Angers SCO, additional revenue streams for clubs, sustainability initiatives for the 2024 Olympic Games, etc. in this short industry update by ESSMA.

The FBA, an ESSMA Partner, offers 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. ESSMA supports the FBA to help educate football’s future business leaders on the intricacies of optimizing the environmental, social and economic benefits of a stadium by mixing theoretical and practical experiences against benchmarks of best practices.

During last year's Pitch Management workshop, Lee Jackson, Head Groundsman at Manchester City FC shared his insights related to player injury management and the typical injuries sustained depending on the pitch conditions.

Sylvain Caliman, Stadium Manager of Section Paloise, shared insights on the development and process of the new Stade du Hameau during the ESSMA Summit.

Read more on a museum for Olympique Lyonnais, fan experience at KV Kortrijk, Royal Antwerp FC and RSC Anderlecht, the 2020 European Cup finals host venues and the Rugby Top 14 Championship in this short industry update by ESSMA.

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