ESSMA members Amsterdam ArenA and Philips Lighting signed an innovation partnership. They plan to use dynamic LED pitch lighting which will take the sports experience to a whole new level. 

With a look back at the ESSMA Summit 2016 and a look forward to the new stadium plans of SC Freiburg, we had an interview with Marcel Boyé. As Head of Stadium and Organization, he gave an inspiring presentation at the Summit and that’s why we wanted to know more about the club’s stadium plans. 

Following the Safety & Security workshop at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart 22 & 23 March, ESSMA would like to inform its members about the Project ARGUS. 

As presented at the ESSMA Summit in Bilbao, ESSMA will organize 4 dedicated workshops in 2016, one per domain of expertise (Safety Management, Stadium Management, Pitch Management and Fan Entertainment). 

In the last few years, Hungary has been very active in the stadium industry. A current wave of stadium constructions can be recognized, in which three new stadiums are already inaugurated, seven stadiums are under construction or in design phase and more stadiums are supposed to get a facelift in the near future. 

After finishing my Master Applied Economics at the University of Ghent (Belgium), I decided to pursue my passion for sports by following a Postgraduate Sports Management course at the Free University of Brussels. Before starting my career as a sport professional, gaining experience was my biggest priority. That’s why I decided to do some voluntary internships first. Gaining on-field experience in event management and broadening my network in the fast moving stadium industry were the two main reasons why I chose ESSMA. Although the headquarters of ESSMA aren’t located close to my hometown (2h30 by train), the distance didn’t stop me to accept the challenge because I realised what a unique opportunity ESSMA offered me.

In this preview of the stadium infrastructure for the Africa Cup of Nations (ACN 2017), we had an interview with Joël Lehman Sandoungout, General Manager at ANAGEISC

Get2Know only became Corporate Member in the second half of 2015. After the strong impression they made at the yearly ESSMA Summit as sponsor of the event, they would like to share their experience in the security sector even more and take stadiums to the next level of connectivity and digitalization. 

ESSMA is happy to welcome the Polish Ekstraklasa as newest ESSMA League Member. The Ekstraklasa is the Polish professional league for association football clubs. This shows the rapid evolution they are undergoing and their will to improve stadium management knowledge. 

TRACTEBEL is ESSMA’s newest acquisition as Stadium Partner. The leading international engineering company offers state-of-the-art engineering and consulting solutions and its experience in different stadium projects will definitely benefit the association.