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Industry update: more on sustainability, construction and fan engagement

Read more on Section Paloise’s green efforts, development plans for Sheffield FC, expansion at Brighton & Hove Albion FC and more in ESSMA’s industry update.

SMART & Sustainability

  • Section Paloise received the French Fair Play for Planet label. As a result of their eco-responsible efforts such as rainwater harvesting, a recycled fan jersey, recycle processes, etc. the club earned its first star.

Learn more about the recycled jersey on 2 April during ESSMA Connect

Construction & Development

  • Sheffield FC revealed the plans of its new 4,000 capacity stadium.

  • The expansion plans of Amex Stadium, home of Brighton & Hove Albion FC, have been approved. Besides an increased stadium capacity up to 31,800 seats, the plans also include a new external fan zone area.

Fan Experience & Hospitality

  • With the message ‘Tous Blue’ around 1,000 jerseys from amateur French rugby clubs will color the stands during the Six Nations match between France and Wales at Parc des Princes this weekend.

General News

  • In response to changes in media consumer behaviour, Bundesliga expanded its portfolio with a Social Media Matchday Feed. It provides exciting, custom-tailored content, allowing Bundesliga media partners, viewers and fans to follow matchday events even more closely.