OPEL ARENA, home to 1. FSV Mainz 05, hosted this year’s ESSMA Safety & Security Workshop. Over 55 ESSMA Members from 18 countries joined us for two days of knowledge sharing and exchanging best practices regarding stewarding, crowd management, body searches, bag policies and facial recognition.

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.

Read more on the Club App Platform of LaLiga, AS Roma merchandising, safety at Feijenoord Stadium and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

As part of ESSMA’s Development & Construction Workshop Barnabas Szigethy - Project Director Puskas Arena - shared the process and preparations of Puskas Arena for EURO 2020. 

ESSMA interviewed Viktor Paján, Director of FTC-MVM Sports Center, about the training facilities of Ferencsvárosi TC. Together with his colleagues, Viktor is responsible for the maintenance and the investments of the training facilities.

Read more on SLO training at the Swedish Football League, beta testing for RAFC’s new app, development plans for Sporting Charleroi and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

ESSMA interviewed Jan Nöker - Event Manager at 1. FSV Mainz 05 - and Stephan Bandholz – Stadium Manager at OPEL ARENA – about their safety department and our upcoming ESSMA Safety & Security Workshop. OPEL ARENA is the host venue of our 2019 Safety & Security Workshop on 8 and 9 October during which the club will share their best practices regarding bag policies and stewarding.

Sascha Dorsaz, an Alumnus of the FBA Professional Master in Football Business, about his experience from The FBA Stadium Tour to Barcelona, supported by ESSMA. 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.

Read more on the inauguration of Real Sociedad’s Reale Arena, the cuddle toys initiative of ADO Den Haag away fans, Fulham FC’s 3D ticketing support platform and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

Jon Babbs – Stadium Director at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – and Tom Jones – Senior Principal at POPULOUS – provided insights in the key aspects and facilities of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as well as the design process during ESSMA’s Development & Operations Workshop.