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After residing over 50 years in the Estadio Vicente Calderon, Atletico Madrid’s home games will be played in the new Wanda Metropolitano, located in the north-east of Madrid. Construction started in 2011, on the grounds of the old La Peineta, an athletics stadium.

The FBA Intro Week

September 08, 2017

The FBA 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. As a strategic partner, ESSMA aims to help educate football’s future business leaders.

SAFA (South African Football Association) and ESSMA league member LaLiga, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which focuses on initiatives in terms of improving the growth of football in South Africa.

Close to FC Bayern’s Allianz Arena in the north of Munich, the club opened its new Campus for young players. The aim of the Youth Academy is to optimize and improve the development of young talent.

Stadium Member FC Nantes and Stadium Partner Philips Lighting have worked together to renovate the Stade de la Beaujoire Louis Fonteneau. FC Nantes is the first Ligue 1 stadium which is fully LED equipped with the Philps ArenaVision LED solution.

On 20-21 September STRI Group will host its (free) annual Research Day at its headquarters in West Yorkshire.

The SoccerIn Global Convention 2017 will take place 19-21 July in Shanghai, China. During this annual gathering, participants will exchange opinions and network on topics including Big Data, Sports Medicine, E-Sports, Stadia construction and more.

Belgian club KAA Gent opened their new training complex only five months after the first stone was laid. The 2014-2015 champions of the Belgian Jupiler Pro League see the new facilities as a necessary step to become one of the biggest clubs in Belgium. Four years ago they also built a completely new stadium, the Ghelamco Arena.

Stadium Partner SGL, developed new products to solve the problem of plant stress and turf grass diseases.  A combination of a fan and mist can cool down the grass while fungal diseases are prevented by means of UV-C light. 

Thanks to ESSMA’s Stadium Partner Get2Know (G2K), Egyptian fans were able to attend the CAF Champions League game between Al Ahly (Egypt) and Wydad (Morocco). 10.000 fans were allowed into the Borg El Arab Stadium.

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