The possibilities new stadiums offer to clubs can be stated with various examples: increased stadium attendances, bigger budgets (through higher ticketing revenues, branding and improved revenues of F&B and hospitality) and higher supporter/visitor satisfaction rates. 

Major international sporting and other public events present serious policing and security challenges for host countries. As well as taking place in large, complex and dispersed locations, such events can attract a range of criminal activities from disorder and violence to cyberattacks and even terrorism. 

The European Stadium & Safety Management Association (ESSMA) organizes yearly events (workshops, stadium tours, summit,..) in order to bring value to its members, to share best practices and stimulate networking in the stadium and major sports venue industry. 

The European Stadium & Safety Management Association (ESSMA) will assemble during the Pitch Management Workshop that will take place in Leicester (UK) from 10 to 11 May 2017. Delegates will enjoy panel discussions, pitch visits & workshops, presentations and a networking dinner.

ESSMA Stadium Partner STRI announced the opening of their new office in Glasgow, Scotland

We are happy to announce BrightBoard, one of the largest players in digital communications as Stadium Partner of ESSMA. 

ESSMA Stadium partner Philips Lighting announced Perth Stadium in Australia as the first full LED-lit multi-purpose stadium implementation in the Asia-Pacific region. 

The Spectator Safety Conference, organized by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA), will be held on 2 March 2017 at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. ESSMA will be involved through one of the panel discussions. 

UEFA announced it received declarations of interest from 15 national associations to host UEFA Club competition finals in 2019