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Khalifa Al Mana - Project Senior Engineer at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy - provided ESSMA Summit participants with an update on all eight stadium projects which will be delivered for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™.

Bernard Gerritsma - Safety & Security Manager at Feyenoord Rotterdam - gave insights on Security Management Group, Feyenoord’s own security company, and the stewarding procedures at De Kuip during the ESSMA Summit in Porto.

Paulo Mariz Rozeira - Director of Legal Affairs at Liga Portugal - focused his presentation on the Final Four and how it boosted the Allianz Cup during the ESSMA Summit in Porto.

The main topic of the Pitch Management Seminar during the ESSMA Summit focused on disease management with presentations from Kate Entwistle - Researcher at the Turf Disease Centre - and Carlos Venegas - Groundsman at Sevilla FC.

Duncan Fraser - Chief Executive at Aberdeen FC - shared an update on the Aurora Aberdeen FC project with delegates during the ESSMA Summit in Porto.

Alexandre Baronciani, an alumnus of the FBA Professional Master in Football Business, about how he experienced the ESSMA Summit 2019. 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.

Currently AS Roma plays their home matches at Stadio Olimpico. The 70,000 capacity stadium is shared with their city rivals Lazio. However, the club announced plans to move to a new stadium, Stadio della Roma. The stadium will have a 52,500 capacity with an estimated cost of €400 million and should be ready for the 2020/21 season.

AirPrint, an ESSMA Stadium Partner, offers an innovative and environment-friendly technology that makes it possible to print large images on any pitch without damaging the grass. This innovative technology offers new possibilities and opportunities in terms of improving the fan experience, strengthening the competition’s identity and raising brand awareness amongst fans for the club and/or the sponsor. Clubs such as PSG, Leicester City FC, the San Francisco Giants, etc. have implemented the AirPrint technology.

Tottenham Hotspur FC, in partnership with SGL (an ESSMA Stadium Partner), SCX and Hewitt Sportsturf, have developed an integrated pitch grown lighting system at their new stadium.

The Municipality of the City of Lugano has resolved to proceed with the publication of the pre-qualification tender for investors interested in the realisation of the Sports and Events Centre in Cornaredo (PSE).

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