COVID-19 report part 2: 12 - step – programme to restart matchday operations and experiences from Denmark, Poland and Russia

The implementation of safety and hygienic measures is top of mind for stadium management all over Europe, as now they are welcoming thousands of fans back in the stands.

Based on industry news and experiences of stadium professionals, ESSMA designed a 12 step programme for stadiums to prepare their venues. What policies and staff training is necessary in the pre-event phase? How to handle parking, ingress and crowd management for 10,000 fans all there at the same time? And how to thoroughly and swiftly clean the stadium after the event. You can find an answer to all these questions in the second part of our COVID-19 report


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In addition, you can read the first hand experiences of Ekstraklasa, FC Zenit and IF Brøndby in re-opening for fans and the future impact of this health crisis on stadium design:

  • Ekstraklasa's welcomes back 25% of stadium capacity since June
  • 10% capacity welcome at St Petersburg Stadium, which results into 6,500 spectators 
  • 8,400 fans follow the new fan journey of Brøndby IF when returning to the stadium


Discover the cases in the report