Virtual reality (VR) is growing in popularity and is looking to transform the sports industry. 360° videos can enhance involvement of the group of fans normally sitting in front of their TV without the ambience of the stadium. Now they have the chance to experience the game as if they were there.

The European Stadium & Safety Management Association will assemble during its European Stadium Tour in Russia (Moscow and Saint Petersburg) from 2 to 5 July 2017. Currently, we are offering an early bird price, go to our website for more details. Don't miss out! 

On Friday 19 May the Khalifa International Stadium will host the 2017 Emir Cup final between long lasting rivals Al Rayyan and Al Sadd. It will be the first match played in the recent renovated stadium. The renovations were mandatory to host matches up to the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. 

The first workshop of ESSMA in 2017 is on its way, the Pitch Management Workshop is organized at Leicester FC’s King Power Stadium. 

Last week we had a chat with Michael Lloyd, Deputy Stadium Manager at Arsenal FC and speaker on the first day of the ESSMA-BASIS Smart & Sustainable Stadium Workshop that will take place at Emirates and Twickenham Stadium in London from 7 to 8 June 2017. 

We’re happy to announce that ESSMA has published its first Stadium Development Report. Like mentioned during the ESSMA Summit in Lyon, we want to provide our members with quarterly structural updates on stadium projects across Europe. 

ESSMA League Member DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga announced it has launched the Bundesliga Football School, a new partnership model with national soccer associations, leagues and professional clubs abroad to promote and encourage young talent worldwide.

Join ESSMA at this gathering of stakeholders involved in sports and stadia and find out what it takes to deliver the most modern stadiums and successful and secure tournaments. 

On April 25th, the day Cruijff would have turned 70, Ajax confirmed there is a declaration of intent to rename the Amsterdam ArenA to the Johan Cruijff ArenA. All parties involved have agreed on this tribute to the legendary Dutch football player, but it may take at least six months for the change to be official. 

The European Stadium & Safety Management Association will assemble during the Smart Stadium Workshop, organized in cooperation with BASIS (British Association for Sustainable Sport). The event will take place in London (UK) from 7 to 8 June 2017, both in Emirates and Twickenham Stadium