Read more on 5G at Orange Vélodrome, KM Mechelen’s plan for an energy neutral AFAS Stadion, the inauguration of Ferenc Puskas Stadium and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

With cutting-edge technology, enhanced audio-visual experiences, a focus on food & beverages and data-driven operating systems participants of ESSMA’s USA Stadium Tour had an interesting and educational five-day tour. The fourth edition took participants to Chicago, Milwaukee and Atlanta to visit and learn more from eight innovative venues including Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Fiserv Forum.

ESSMA interviewed Mr. Thani Al Zarraa, Project Manager of Al Janoub Stadium at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, to provide the ESSMA community with exclusive insights into the preparations of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and Al Janoub Stadium in particular.

Read more on the expansion plans of Royal Belgian FA, the Everton for Change campaign, the Movember initiative at Grenoble Foot 38 and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

Read more on the Academy plans of Crystal Palace FC, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s new Interactive Data Space, reusable cups at Leicester City FC and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

ESSMA interviewed Zoltán Laczkó, Head Groundsman at Groupama Arena. Together with his team, he maintains a high-quality pitch all-year round.

According to ESSMA's Stewarding Benchmark report, 76% of participating clubs have an internal stewarding system in place including 1. FSV Mainz 05. During ESSMA’s Safety & Security Workshop, Dominique Gross - Head of Stewarding at 1. FSV Mainz 05 - shared insights on their internal stewarding programme and its benefits.

Read more on the crowd management project at the EFL, the Swedish Football League’s Supporter Satisfaction Index, fan engagement at Heracles Almelo and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update. 

ESSMA supported LNR (Ligue Nationale de Rugby) for the second year in a row with the organisation of a stadium tour for its clubs. During the three-day visit, over 25 French rugby club delegates visited several venues in Wales including Principality Stadium, Cardiff City Stadium, Liberty Stadium, Parc Y Scarlets and Ashton Gate Stadium.

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