In April 2018, Aberdeen FC and the Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust (AFCCT) received final planning permission for their proposed new stadium, training and community facilities from the relevant authorities at a site to the west of the city. This was an important step towards the realisation of Aberdeen FC’s long held ambition.

Twickenham Stadium has been on the same site since 1909, but remains in a constant state of evolution to ensure a world-class offering.

Read more on the recycled football kit of Juventus, public ticketing ballots for the 2019 Ashes Series, an esports partner for West Ham United FC and a documentary about Ligue 1 in this short industry update by ESSMA.

The futuristic shape of the 40,000 capacity Al Wakrah Stadium mirrors the innovative, ambitious spirit of the Supreme Committee of Delivery & Legacy. The stadium’s design is inspired by the sails of traditional dhow boats. Furthermore, the stadium will host matches through to the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finals.

ESSMA interviewed Rafal Dmowski, Marketing Director, about Legia Warsaw’s loyalty programme. The main objective of Legia Warsaw’s loyalty programme, Legiony, is to increase attendance on matchdays. Their ‘matchday’ fan base consists of 110,000 contacts, while their ‘newsletter’ fan base consists of 70,000 contacts.

 

Read more on the stadium project of Montpellier HSC and the Gibraltar Football Association, redevelopment at Liverpool FC, a safe standing trial in the French Ligue 1 and 2, broadcasting via Twitter, youth academies, etc. in this short industry update by ESSMA.

Francesco Gizzi, a Candidate of the FBA Professional Master in Football Business, about his learnings from Part I of the Stadium Operations Course - Powered 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.

The second issue of the 2018 Stadium Development Reports provides a breakdown of the 2026 bid process and the bid books of both Morocco and the "United joint" bid of USA - Mexico - Canada. In addition, there are insights and updates on the stadium and training facilities projects of Aberdeen FC, Feyenoord, FC Metz, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Stade Raymond-Kopa and Legia Warsaw.

Tine De Groote, Marketing Manager at KV Oostende (KVO), shared the club’s hospitality and sponsoring opportunities during the ESSMA Summit.

The European Stadium & Safety Management Association (ESSMA) will gather during the Development & Construction Workshop. The event will be held in Paris (France) from 9 to 10 October at the Paris La Défense Arena.