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Industry update: multiple stadiums announcing their plans

Find out more on the expansion projects scheduled in the upcoming months and years!

Development and Construction

  • After years of debate, Leeds United has opted to revise their plans and chose for an expansion of the current stadium towards a 55,000 capacity instead of building a new arena. 

  • Alongside the introduction of Lionel Messi, PSG announced the ambition to welcome 80,000 people each match in Parc des Princes. Although it might not be possible to achieve that goal, and construction works will have to wait until after the 2024 Olympics, a significant expansion is definitely on its way.
  • Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, has undergone an impactful facelift with the refurbishment of the dressing rooms and broadcast media facilities.

  • In addition, Leicester City  reveals their stadium plans for the near future. Capacity will be increased from 32,000 to 40,000 with additional seats to be installed in the East Stand. The wider project also includes the construction of a new multi-purpose event and entertainment arena, club megastore, 220-room hotel, club and commercial office space, a residential tower, and a new multi-storey car park.

Pitch Management

  • FC Schalke 04 has put a fully automatic CLS – LED turf lighting system into operation. Rhenac Sports Ltd installed this system at FC Schalke 04, which are exclusively represented by our partner Recreational Systems International. The system is equipped with various sensors that record the condition of the turf and the environmental influences and make them available for evaluation in a digital logbook. The evaluated data shows the user which stress factors should be reduced. Grass development can be controlled specifically and zone-wise, as there are various care programmes for length growth, leaf branching and other topics.


  • Manchester City revealed its plans to introduce 100% recyclable and zero-plastic beer cups at the Etihad Stadium this season. There will even be an edible coffee cup to be trailed by the fans. These initiatives are an important step in the move towards the elimination of single-use plastics in catering