Henri Boppe, an alumnus of the FBA Professional Master in Football Business, about his experience from The FBA stadium tour to London, supported by ESSMA. 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.

Ben Cronshaw, a Candidate of the FBA Professional Master in Football Business, about his learnings from The FBA stadium tour to Germany, supported by ESSMA. 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.

 

The FBA candidates undertook a two-day trip to Germany to visit four different stadiums: the Commerzbank Arena, Veltins Arena, Signal Iduna Park and Merkur Spielarena. The aim was to gain a deeper understanding of each construct through presentations and stadium tours and imparted wisdom from representatives of each Bundesliga club. Expertly organised by ESSMA, the trip was a massive success that left the candidates tired, inspired, a practical application to the theoretical knowledge gained and four completely unconnected and different approaches of how to maximise the potential of stadiums both in football and beyond.

ESSMA supported KNVB Expertise with a Stadium Exploitation Tour to three German stadiums: Commerzbank Arena, Sparda-Bank-Hessen-Stadion and Opel Arena. KNVB Expertise is a joint initiative consisting of Eredivisie CV, CED, KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association) and FBO (Federation of Paid Football Organisations). Their aim is to professionalise Dutch (paid) football in terms of development.

During the ESSMA European Stadium Tour to Russia (2-5 July 2017), one of the stadiums we visited was the future Dynamo Stadium. With the VTB Arena incorporated into the stadium, both venues and its surroundings are part of an enormous project in Moscow and we talked to the Head of Project at VTB Arena Park, Andrei Peregoudov.

This year’s European Stadium Tour from 2 to 5 July was held in Russia where several venues in Moscow and Saint Petersburg were visited.

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