Industry update: Exciting partnerships and sustainable actions!

Read the latest industry updates here!

Safety & Security  

  • ESSMA partner Safesight is thrilled to announce a cooperation with their first Belgian football club, KAA Gent  

“Dirk Piens (Director Organisation, Infrastructure & Safety): we had our eye on Safesight for a while now and I am glad that we - as the first Belgian club - are now really going to start. With Safesight we are able to inform and instruct our employees optimally. And with the cloud-based logbook, all events that (may) affect the continuity of our organization are easily registered and shared. With Safesight, we take the next step in organising safe football matches.  Safesight x KAA Gent”  

KAA Gent©  

 Pitch Management 

  • FC Bayern Munich’s stadium Allianz Arena and sports turf grow lights expert SGL System are intensifying their collaboration with a system that takes sustainability to a new level.

Stadium Development  

  •  Populous, an ESSMA partner, is appointed as lead architect for the new PAOK FC stadium! The new stadium will replace the current PAOK stadium, that has been used since 1959.  Populous is excited to deliver a cutting-edge, inclusive and sustainable new home for the club!  

  • The first tower crane has been installed at Bramley-Moore Dock, the new home base of Everton FC.
    © Everton FC  


  • ESSMA partner Signify has released its first Climate Action Report. Signify itself is on track to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement five years ahead of schedule thanks to a switch to complete green power usage. Read the full report here.  

  • On the 8th of July a second GOALS-project webinar will be organised! More information coming very soon!





Fan experience  

  • Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the most famous and influencial football players of all time, signed a multi-year NFT deal with cryptocurrency giant Binance!  

  • UEFA launches Metaverse Gaming League to stir up the hype ahead of Women’s Euro 2022.  

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