Industry update: more on redevelopment, sustainability and CSR

Read more on the redevelopment plan of Connacht Rugby, CSR at Ferencvárosi TC, the GSAS sustainability certified Al Rayyan Stadium and more in this weekly industry update provided by ESSMA.

Sustainability & SMART

  • Ferencvárosi TC opened a dedicated parking area for disabled fans at Groupama Arena to grant fans with reduced mobility or other forms of disabilities easy access to the stadium. According to the club it will have positive contribution towards the stadium experience of disabled fans and will guarantee their long-term support.
  • Al Rayyan Stadium, one of the proposed 2022 FIFA World Cup venues, has received the GSAS sustainability certification with a four-star rating. The GSAS certification is intended to assess the environmental impact of the construction process for any types of projects. The criteria and measurements are specifically developed to evaluate the environmental impact associated with the construction of buildings and include issues such as construction management, waste management, and material use.

Construction &  Development

  • Connacht Rugby disclosed plans for the redevelopment of their Sportsground stadium including a new 12,000 capacity stadium, training facilities and retention of the current greyhound racing facilities. The project is projected to cost €30 million.

Partner News

  • ECA announced the publication of an updated edition of the ECA Club Management Guide. The ECA Club Management Guide is an in-depth study of the daily business activities of football clubs across Europe, offering first-hand experiences of many of ECA’s 232 Member Clubs on operational, commercial, community and sporting matters.