It is with great pleasure that ESSMA can announce the addition of a new Advisory Committee member: Francesco Gianello (Head of Stadium & Facilities at Juventus). We are confident that ESSMA will benefit from his experience and we look forward working together.

Read more on the Offside Art Gallery at Groupama Stadium, the FC Groningen Elite Sports Training & Health Centre, an update of the Espai Barça project and more in this weekly industry update provided by ESSMA.

ESSMA recently conducted a survey regarding the current Food & Beverage stadium market. Over 35 clubs and stadiums have contributed to the report. The main topics focus on F&B infrastructure, catering staff, payment methods, queuing, F&B range and data mining.

This year’s Development & Construction Workshop was organised at Paris La Défense Arena. Over 38 members from 7 countries learned insights and shared knowledge related to the economic impact, multifunctional stadium concepts, stadium of the future and hospitality concepts.

Read more on the redevelopment plan of Connacht Rugby, CSR at Ferencvárosi TC, the GSAS sustainability certified Al Rayyan Stadium and more in this weekly industry update provided by ESSMA.

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.

This year’s Fan Experience Workshop was organised at Paris La Défense Arena. Over 55 members from 12 countries learned insights and shared knowledge related to fan activation, loyalty, data gathering & CRM and digitalisation.

The third issue of the 2018 Stadium Development Report provides information on the stadium projects of Hertha Berlin, Stade Brestois, Hardturm Stadium, AEK Athens and AS Roma. In addition, there are insights and updates on the training facilities projects of Leicester City FC, AFC Bournemouth and PSG. Regarding trends and technologies, you can find an expert panel on stadium sound installations and insights on ESSMA’s F&B Benchmark.

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).