Consult the second issue of ESSMA's 2020 Stadium Development Report

In the second 2020 issue of ESSMA’s Stadium Development Report you will gain insights into the stadium projects of Everton FC and Steaua Bucharest as well as the emergence of residential units linked to stadium projects.

Furthermore, you can read the highlights of ESSMA's six-part webinar series and learn more about our research on the impact of COVID-19 on the stadium industry!

The People's Project of Everton FC

Learn more about the state-of-the-art stadium for the Liverpool community, Goodison Park's legacy, the regeneration of the Northern Docklands, the influence of public consultationson the stadium design with insights from Aidan Miller, Stadium Development Head of Finance at Everton FC.

Read further on Everton FC's new stadium

Reconstructed Ghencea Stadium

ESSMA interviewed Adrian Cefalan, Director of CNI, the company responsible for the construction of the new stadium, to offer our members a view into the construction process, the features of the brand-new 31,254 capacity stadium and the reason behind the adjustments to the design.

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ESSMA research on the impact of COVID-19 on the stadium industry

One of ESSMA’s first steps during this crisis was to organise a large-scale survey amongst our members to get some more insights in stadium operators’ opinionson the current measures and the future of sports events. A large majority of clubs (59%) launched CSR initiatives within weeks, while 41% focusses on digital interactions and special promotions.

As the COVID-19 outbreak had a huge impact on the stadium industry, ESSMA analysed the impact of COVID-19 on both the fan experience and stadium sponsorships. An overview of creative solutions can be found in our report.

Access the research on COVID-19

Living at the stadium

Modern stadiums are striving to become multifunctional year-round venues. This means that more and more proposed stadium projects, whether they are redevelopments or new constructions, are including an urban redevelopment of the surrounding area in their plans. They often promise to be a catalyst for urban regeneration and include retail spaces, community facilities, offices and excellent access to public transport.

ESSMA analysed several existing and proposed stadium projects with residential units to discuss the advantages and challenges they bring for stadium owners and operators including an interview with Robert Schrama, Stadium Expert and Project Manager at the Stadium Consultancy. 

Why are residential units a popular feature to new projects?

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