Industry update: more on sustainability, fan experience and COVID-19

Read more on the sustainability pledge of Arsenal FC, a recycled Olympique Lyonnais shirt, welcoming fans back to the Premier League and more in ESSMA’s industry update.

SMART & Sustainability 

  • Arsenal FC joins with the UN to tackle climate change with the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework. The UN initiative aims to bring together the global sports community with a commitment to align with the goals of the Paris Agreement and support the ambition to achieve climate neutrality by 2050

  • Olympique Lyonnais released the design of their recycled training shirts in partnership with Veolia. Each T-shirt is indeed made from the recycling of 12 plastic bottles.

Fan Experience & Hospitality

  • Good news for the Premier League clubs. From 2 December a limited number of fans will be welcomed back on matchdays, depending on the local COVID-19 situation. At the moment 10 Premier League clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are in tier 2, meaning a maximum of 2,000 fans are allowed to enter.

  • Sportcast, a DFL subsidiary, is trialling an entirely new camera perspective and integrating it live into the base signal. The railcam system allows TV viewers to experience an entirely new perspective.

Safety & Security

  • ESSMA Stadium Partner Dallmeier will be installing its Panomera® multifocal-sensor system in Gazprom Arena to efficiently secure all 70,000 seats.

General News

  • Athletic Club announced start-ups Necsum Trison and Orwell as winners of their ‘Smart solutions for smart destinations’ challenge. In total participated 99 startups from 37 countries in the challenge which asked innovative companies from all over the world to design intelligent solutions putting San Mamés at the heart of a proposal for touristic experiences in Biscay

  • With terraPOD and terraSAN, ESSMA Stadium Partner Terraplas is launching two new social distancing solutions to support the return of large crowds at stadiums.