Industry update: more on construction, ticketing and pitch management

Read more on ticketing in the Premier League, accessibility at Olympique Marseille, an SGL LED Showcase at Allianz Arena and more in this weekly industry update provided by ESSMA.

Construction & Development

  • The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy unveiled the design of Lusail Stadium. The 80,000 capacity Lusail Stadium will both host the opening and final matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. After the World Cup, the stadium will be transformed into a community space including schools, shops, cafés, sporting facilities and health clinics. 

Fan Experience & Hospitality

  • Olympique de Marseille is going to work together with Waze to improve accessibility around and to the stadium as it is a key issue for the club. With the partnership, the club wants to send accurate information and updates to their fans on how to drive efficiently to the Orange Vélodrome. 

Operations & Ticketing

  • The Premier League has conducted comprehensive research regarding ticketing during the 2018/19 season. The study encompasses interesting figures about away tickets, a breakdown of ticket buyers, capacity, ticket types, etc. 

“On average a fan pays £31 to attend a Premier League match during the 2018/19 season.” 

Partner News

  • On 15 January 2019, SGL - an ESSMA Stadium Partner - will organise a LED Showcase at Allianz Arena to show their new LED200 IR systems. The LED system is a more sustainable grow lighting system and is equipped with a fully automatic and integrated Infrared Radiation as well as an irrigation system.