Industry Update: Redevelopments in Greece, Spain and England

Another week of interesting news from the stadium industry: time to catch up!

Development & Construction

  • The redevelopment of the Camp Nou stadium of FC Barcelona will begin in June. The capacity of the stadium will be expanded to 105,000 seats. When necessary, FC Barcelona will play its home games in the Olympic Stadium. The work will be completed during the 2025-26 season.

© FC Barcelona

  • Greek team PAOK is planning on completely redeveloping its Toumba Stadium. Currently it has a capacity of 29,000 places. The renovations would make the stadium, fit the modern-day FIFA and UEFA standards.
  • Aberdeen FC’s plans for a new stadium have been approved by the club’s fans. The new stadium will be built on the beachfront, just as its current Pittodrie Stadium. Being at the heart of the community turned out to be a crucial factor for fans.
  • The AO Arena, managed by ASM Global, will be redeveloped starting from this summer. At the moment, the venue has a capacity of 21,000 seats. The focus will be on innovative guest features and the backstage experience for artists.

© ASM Global

Sustainability & Smart

  • Real Madrid has partnered up with Daktronics, an audio-visual systems manufacturer, to deliver the upgrades at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. The 360-degree video scoreboard will be one of the eyecatchers in the renovated stadium. Interested in how technology improves fan experience? Register for the ESSMA Summit to find out more!

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