ESSMA is glad to announce that Divisionsforeningen, the Danish League, will extend its membership with the Association. As part of their membership, ESSMA supports all 14 Danish Superliga clubs including FC København, Brøndby IF, FC Midtjylland, Esbjerg JB and others.

ESSMA (the European Stadium & Safety Management Association) will organise its annual Pitch Management Tour on on 20 - 21 August 2019 in Coventry and Burton upon Trent (UK). Delegates will take part in a two-day tour with visits to Ricoh Arena and St Georges Park.

During the last home match of the 2018/19 season, Standard de Liège wanted to send out a strong message towards its fans in regards to ‘say no to racism’.  Prior to the match against Club Brugge, ESSMA interviewed Sascha Feytons - Infrastructure Director - about the process of implementing the message and why they collaborated with ESSMA Stadium Partner, AirPrint.

Read more on contactless payment at FC Twente, LaLiga’s ticketing working groups, Chelsea FC’s new Official Supporters Club scheme and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

This year’s Fan Experience Workshop was organised at Marshall Jozef Pilsudski Legia Stadium, home of Legia Warsaw. Over 46 members from 16 countries learned insights and shared knowledge linked to stadium enhancing experiences, fan zones, loyalty, rewarding and attracting fans to the stadium.

Read more on the price cap on away tickets in Ligue 1 and 2, the redevelopment plans of CA Brive and RC Strasbourg Alsace, the Premier League Grounds Team of the Season award and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

It is with great pleasure that ESSMA can announce the addition of two new Advisory Committee members: Piotr Bielecki (Competition Manager at Ekstraklasa) and Joachim Baur (Senior Manager Stadium & Infrastructure at DFL). We are confident that ESSMA will benefit from their experience within the stadium industry and we look forward working together with them.

Read more on the contactless payment system at Stoke City, a public consultation by Everton FC, the Allsvenskan Live app and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

As part of ESSMA’s Stadium Development Report Issue 1 2019, ESSMA visited Sparta Rotterdam and discussed the club’s redevelopment plans for its current Sparta Stadium and the training facilities at Terbregge with Manfred Laros - Director of Sparta Rotterdam - and Kevin Valkenburg - P&O and Legal Affairs - as they are both closely involved in the project.