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The FBA, an ESSMA Partner, offers students a Professional Master in Football Business with the objective to deliver them all the necessary tools and an optimal learning environment in order to succeed in the passionate and dynamic football industry. ESSMA supports the FBA to help educate football’s future business leaders on the intricacies of optimizing the environmental, social and economic benefits of a stadium by mixing theoretical and practical experiences against benchmarks of best practices.

During last year's Pitch Management workshop, Lee Jackson, Head Groundsman at Manchester City FC shared his insights related to player injury management and the typical injuries sustained depending on the pitch conditions.

Sylvain Caliman, Stadium Manager of Section Paloise, shared insights on the development and process of the new Stade du Hameau during the ESSMA Summit.

The PSE-project (Polo sportivo e degli eventi di Cornaredo) was announced by the municipality of Lugano at the end of 2017. It includes a new stadium for FC Lugano, sports facilities, office spaces, a building for the city’s administrative services and a new football pitch with a surrounding athletics track. It will be constructed on the current site of the Cornaredo Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium which houses FC Lugano.

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) is responsible for the delivery of the required infrastructure and host country planning and operations for Qatar to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ which accelerates progress towards achieving national development goals and creates a lasting legacy for Qatar, the Middle East, Asia and the world.

The Johan Cruijff ArenA, home to Ajax Football Club, has been asked by Amsterdam’s municipality to design a smart city concept following its own extensive sustainability work.

Taylor Adler, a Candidate of the FBA Professional Master in Football Business, about his experience and learnings of two ESSMA Workshops. The FBA, an ESMMA Partner, offers its students a Professional Master in Football Business with the objective to deliver them all the necessary tools and an optimal learning environment in order to succeed in the passionate and dynamic football industry.

ESSMA Stadium Partner SGL organised its 12th Masterclass on 20 - 21 March 2018 in Italy with visits to Allianz Stadium (Turin) and Milanello Sport Center (Milan) on day one and San Siro (Milan) on the second day. This customer only event focused on research and design. With 80 attendees, it was the highest attendance in SGL Masterclass’ history.

At the start of the 2018-2019 football season, the Amsterdam ArenA will officially change its name to the Johan Cruijff ArenA. The new logo of the Johan Cruijff ArenA will be unveiled on or near April 25, the birthday of the legendary footballer.

Sebastian Breuing, Head Groundsman SV Werder Bremen, will take part in the ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop where he will share how they are tracking the weather at SV Werder Bremen.

Breuing started his career as Groundsman in Bochum and got promoted to Head Groundsman in 2006 (then being the youngest Head Groundsman in the Bundesliga). Since 2014, he is working as Head Groundsman at SV Werder Bremen.

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