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Stadium Industry Update: New seating in Spain, naming rights in Scotland and sustainability in France!

Discover the most exciting Stadium Industry Updates from the end of August!

Stadium Development 

  • RCD Mallorca's home field, Son Moix Stadium, celebrated the opening of its new grandstand last Saturday with a match versus Real Betis. Around 10,000 people can now fit in the so-called "sol-stand," thanks to new chairs installed by ESSMA-Partner Daplast! 
    ©️ Daplast/RCD Mallorca

  • English Premier League club Aston Villa has released new CGIs of the Villa Park Redevelopment. The new CGIs showcase the future vision of Villa Park, which includes high-quality public space to be enjoyed by the community and a brand-new commercial hotspot. The capacity of Villa Park is set to exceed 50,000 after the expansion. 

    ©️ Villa Park

  • Next to its stadium, RB Leipzig began constructing a public workout area. The so-called "Free Fit Area" is an outdoor training ground with 16 different types of sporting equipment that resembles a calisthenics park in design. 

  • Leicester City’s King Power Stadium development plans could take a giant step forward as City Council sets a date for a committee meeting in September. If approved next month, construction on the new East Stand may finish in the summer of 2024, which is the City's earliest anticipated completion date. 

Sustainability & SMART 

  • Through a collaboration with StadiumGO, Stade Rennais F.C. offers a sustainable option for fans to support their team. With the help of the app, supporters may carpool to both home and away games. A straightforward but efficient method for fans to cut costs and emissions. 

Operations & Ticketing  

  • FC Barcelona's women's team has agreed to a three-year partnership with Heura Foods, a plant-based food company founded in Barcelona. Both companies will collaborate to give women's football an impulse while working on separate projects to support a more sustainable food system internationally. 

  • Greenock Morton, a team in the Scottish Professional Football League, has secured a significant naming-rights agreement with Dalrada Technology UK.
    The 11,500-seat stadium  will now be known as Cappielow Park and will be sponsored by Dalrada Technology UK thanks to a collaboration with Morton Club Together (MCT) and the Livingston-based software services provider
    The collaboration will grant the club access to Dalrada's resources and facilities in addition to financial assistance. This will manifest as knowledge of energy management, sustainability and fan experience. 

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