Stadium Industry Update 8 November

A “forest-stadium”, redevelopment projects and a new tunnel club. 

Credit: Stefano Boeri Architetti 

San Siro to become a “Forest-stadium”? 

Credit: Stefano Boeri Architetti 


Published: 04/11/2022 

On Friday 4 November, Stefano Boeri, founder of Stefano Boeri Architetti, presented his ‘forest-stadium’ concept for the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, as debate continues over a proposed new home for Italian Serie A football clubs AC Milan and Inter Milan. 

“It represents our way of thinking, a stadium with a family dimension, welcoming, with less impact. I insisted on showing the project not because it is the most beautiful of all, but because it represents an urban planning idea that improves the situation.” 

See the renderings here: https://milano.corriere.it/foto-gallery/cronaca/22_novembre_04/lo-stadio-bosco-il-progetto-di-stefano-boeri-per-san-siro.shtml 


Go Ahead Eagles’ Adelaarshorst set for major redevelopment 


Credit: Ronald Hissink 

Published: 01/11/2022 

Kees Vierhouten, the majority shareholder of Dutch Eredivisie football club Go Ahead Eagles, has announced plans to fully fund a redevelopment of the team’s De Adelaarshorst stadium. The stadium’s current capacity is 10,000 but Vierhouten has announced plans to eventually expand this to around 12,500. 

Read more at: https://www.ad.nl/deventer/clubeigenaar-betaalt-uitbreiding-stadion-ga-eagles-niet-meer-afhankelijk-van-gemeente-deventer~afe0c572/?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F 

Amex Stadium to add Tunnel Club during World Cup Break  


Published: 01/11/2022 

Paul Barber, chief executive of Brighton & Hove Albion, has revealed that the Premier League club will introduce a new tunnel club experience to the Amex Stadium as part of upgrades that will be carried out during the break for the FIFA World Cup. Other work pencilled in for the World Cup break will include new branding and signage on the stadium’s exterior, as well as new food and beverage experiences. 

Read more at: https://www.sussexlive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/brighton-ceo-amex-world-cup-7757313 


Roig Arena in Valencia to be named after its billionaire funder  


Credit: Marca.com 

Published: 04/11/2022 

A new multi-functional arena is currently being built in Valencia. The work is scheduled to be completed and the arena opened by 2024. The arena under construction in Valencia, Spain, is expected to cost 280 million euros. The money comes 100% from the private fortune of Juan Roig, owner of the supermarket chain "Mercadona".  

Read more at: https://www.stadiaworld.com/index.php?head=New-arena-in-Valencia-gets-name&folder=sites/news&site=news-view&nid=18054 


Response time after 2017 Manchester Arena attack found “far below” standard  

Published: 03/11/2022 

An inquiry into the 2017 Manchester Arena attack, which killed 22 people, has found that one of the victims could have survived if the response from the emergency services had been quicker. In his report, inquiry chairman Sir John Saunders said that the performance of the emergency services was “far below the standard it should have been”. Saunders also stated that it “is likely that inadequacies in the emergency response” prevented the survival of John Atkinson, who was aged 28 when he died. 

Read the full report at: https://manchesterarenainquiry.org.uk/report-volume-two#2 


West brom fans seek to protect Hawthorns stadium 

Published: 02/11/2022 

A group of shareholders in West Bromwich Albion have taken steps to ensure that the Hawthorn’s ground is protected for years to come. They have made an application to Sandwell Council for the club’s home ground to be nominated as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). Such a nomination for any land or building can result in a listing by the council, protecting the land or buildings on it from a quick-fire sale to developers and other interested third parties. 

Read more at: https://interestingfootball.com/west-broms-hawthorns-to-be-given-protected-status/ 


ESSMA Partner Premium Plus to host inspiration session 

Published: 01/11/2022 

On December 6, ESSMA-partner Premium Plus will host an inspiration session about its one-stop solution for customer service. Over the past 10 years, more than 750 companies have turned to Premium Plus for a good conversation and an easy solution for their customer service.  

You can register for the inspiration session here. 


UEFA To Launch Sustainable Infrastructure Guidelines 

Published: 03/11/2022 

On 16 November, UEFA is launching a working document aimed at inspiring and supporting football stakeholders across Europe – National Associations, clubs, infrastructure managers, local authorities, stadium operators, architects – to embed environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices at every stage of the football infrastructure lifecycle.  

The Guidelines will be launched at a dedicated hosted at MEWA Arena in Mainz, Germany. 

The session will feature in-depth discussions on sustainable football infrastructure, an introduction to the Guidelines, and a look ahead to the UEFA EURO 2024 in this particular domain. 

Read more at: https://essma.eu/news/article/launch-uefa-sustainable-infrastructure-guidelines-save-date 

Register for the event at: https://response.questback.com/isa/qbv.dll/bylink?p=uJDaFd8FXJXVRA2Nnc5P5Emdj2Wn7VjWzjc1TWQvP3wqC6qCUTO0Ph-U_gOb30Ga0 

Follow the event online: https://bit.ly/3Uy0ddL

ESSMA Partner Safesight expands its clientele in Belgium & the Netherlands

Safesight is proud to announce a partnership with FC Emmen, Heracles, Cambuur Leeuwarden and  Beerschot VA .