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Stadium Industry Update: Sustainble FIFA World Cup stadium, Financial report, stadium renovations,...

Don't miss out on our second to last Stadium industry Update of August!

Operations & ticketing 

  • The European football market experienced a 10% revenue growth during the 2020-2021 season according to the the latest Annual Review from Deloitte. A quite remarkable given when you take into account that the majority of games were played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 related regulations and restrictions. The growth is mostly achieved by the postponed UEFA Euro 2020 tournament and broadcast revenues from 2019-2020. 


Sustainability & SMART 

  • Lusail Stadium, the most prominent venue that will be played at during the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar, has been award a five-star rating under the GSAS or Global Sustainability Assessment System.
    Some of the sustainability features include a “state-of-the-art" roof and exquisit water efficiency systems. The roof made from PTFE, also known as teflon,  allows enough light in for the pitch to grow whilst keeping out both warm wind and dust.The 80,000-capacity stadium will host the FIFA World Cup final on 18 December. 
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Pitch management 

  • Wembley stadium used  Terraplas’ turf protection in order to host 6 Coldplay concerts that were part of their massive Music Of The Spheres World Tour.   

 Stadium development 

  • Brisbane Lions’ new home, designed by ESSMA-partner Populous, is almost game ready! The stadium should be ready for the start of the 2023 AFL Women’s season. 

  • According to MyLondon, Crystal Palace Football Club has released 40 revised documents to empower their desire to expand Selhurts Park. Included in the documents are updates regarding landscaping, fire safety and local transport. The green light for the revamp was originally given over 4 years ago. When finished, the stadiums capacity will rise from 24.000 to 34.000. Discover the previous  redevelopment plans here 


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