Read more on the 2018 FIFA World Cup, new stadium projects for the Scottish Rugby and Angers SCO, additional revenue streams for clubs, sustainability initiatives for the 2024 Olympic Games, etc. in this short industry update by ESSMA.

The FBA, an ESSMA Partner, offers 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. ESSMA supports the FBA to help educate football’s future business leaders on the intricacies of optimizing the environmental, social and economic benefits of a stadium by mixing theoretical and practical experiences against benchmarks of best practices.

During last year's Pitch Management workshop, Lee Jackson, Head Groundsman at Manchester City FC shared his insights related to player injury management and the typical injuries sustained depending on the pitch conditions.

Sylvain Caliman, Stadium Manager of Section Paloise, shared insights on the development and process of the new Stade du Hameau during the ESSMA Summit.

Read more on a museum for Olympique Lyonnais, fan experience at KV Kortrijk, Royal Antwerp FC and RSC Anderlecht, the 2020 European Cup finals host venues and the Rugby Top 14 Championship in this short industry update by ESSMA.

The PSE-project (Polo sportivo e degli eventi di Cornaredo) was announced by the municipality of Lugano at the end of 2017. It includes a new stadium for FC Lugano, sports facilities, office spaces, a building for the city’s administrative services and a new football pitch with a surrounding athletics track. It will be constructed on the current site of the Cornaredo Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium which houses FC Lugano.

Martina Flood, Head of Catering & Operations at Aviva Stadium, on how they were able to improve fan experience through partnership and how to approach the different fan profiles regarding hospitality.

ESSMA welcomes Swedish Football League (Föreningen Svensk Elitfotboll) to its wide-ranging network of stadium industry professionals. Through the membership, all Allsvenskan and Superettan clubs will be part of the ESSMA community.

Read more on digital platforms for the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia and FC Bayern München, a new hospitality programme at Watford FC and the award-winning Al Thumama Stadium & De Kuip in this short industry update by ESSMA.