SAFA (South African Football Association) and ESSMA league member LaLiga, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which focuses on initiatives in terms of improving the growth of football in South Africa.

Close to FC Bayern’s Allianz Arena in the north of Munich, the club opened its new Campus for young players. The aim of the Youth Academy is to optimize and improve the development of young talent.

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The first edition of the DFL’s ‘Bundesliga Football School’ offered 100 talented Israeli youngsters the chance to train with a team of international professionals during the five-day training week on 22-27 July. Head of the project, Birger Naß, and ESSMA Advisory Committee member, can look back at a successful debut.

ESSMA welcomes new league members Eredivisie CV (Association of Eredivisie clubs) and CED (Cooperation of first division clubs) to its extensive network of stadium professionals. Through the membership of both leagues, all associated clubs will be part of ESSMA’s community.

Stadium Member FC Nantes and Stadium Partner Philips Lighting have worked together to renovate the Stade de la Beaujoire Louis Fonteneau. FC Nantes is the first Ligue 1 stadium which is fully LED equipped with the Philps ArenaVision LED solution.

On 20-21 September STRI Group will host its (free) annual Research Day at its headquarters in West Yorkshire.

We are glad to announce The Stadium Consultancy as ESSMA’s latest Corporate Partner.

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During the ESSMA European Stadium Tour to Russia (2-5 July 2017), one of the stadiums we visited was the future Dynamo Stadium. With the VTB Arena incorporated into the stadium, both venues and its surroundings are part of an enormous project in Moscow and we talked to the Head of Project at VTB Arena Park, Andrei Peregoudov.