ESSMA goes USA

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ESSMA Global Stadium Tour

The European Stadium & Safety Management Association will assemble during its Global Stadium Tour in Minneapolis and Miami (USA) from 29 August to 1 September 2017. Next to extended stadium tours, participants will enjoy presentations, meetings with executive staff/management and game day experiences. Amongst the venues we have U.S. Bank Stadium (Minnesota Vikings), Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Dolphins) and many more.

GOALS

BEHIND-THE-SCENES STADIUM TOURS

Learn from unique behind-the-scenes stadium tours and stadium project presentations. Executive staff and management will give you a unique behind-the-scenes tour: the unique opportunity to ask all your questions on stadium-related matters.

BEST PRACTICES

Share best practices and return home with a load of takeaways.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Meet with venue industry professionals from all over the world.

TOPICS

VENUE OPERATIONS & MATCH DAY OPERATIONS

TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE (CX)

AUGMENTED-REALITY FEATURES

TICKETING, CLUBS & PREMIUM HOSPITALITY

FAN EXPERIENCE

DIGITAL, CRM, BIG DATA

STAFF INCENTIVISING

SUPER BOWL 52

SPEAKERS

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Patrick Talty

U.S. Bank Stadium

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Paul Turner

Dallas Cowboys

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Dave Horsman

Minnesota Twins Baseball Club

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Todd Boyan

Miami Dolphins

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Claude Delorme

Miami Marlins

PROGRAM

American Airlines Arena Extended Stadium Tour (TBC)

2hours

American Airlines Arena

About

Marlins Park Meet & greet

15mins

Marlins Park

About

Showcasing Marlins Park

30mins

Marlins Park

About

Questions & answers

15mins

Marlins Park

About

Marlins Park Extended Venue Tour

1hour 30mins

Marlins Park

About

Fan Experience & technology

30mins

Marlins Park

About

Tickets, Clubs & Premium Hospitality

30mins

Marlins Park

About

Digital, CRM, Big Data

30mins

Marlins Park

About

Venue Operations

30mins

Marlins Park

About

Todd Boyan - Senior Vice President - Operations

Hard Rock Stadium: Meet & greet

30mins

Hard Rock Stadium

About Todd Boyan - Senior Vice President - Operations

Showcasing the Hard Rock Stadium redevelopment

30mins

Hard Rock Stadium

About

Hard Rock Stadium Extended Stadium Tour

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Hard Rock Stadium

About

Free afternoon program

4hours

About

Flight to Minneapolis

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Airport

About

The Target Center: Meet & greet (TBC)

15mins

The Target Center

About

Showcasing The Target Center

30mins

The Target Center

About

Questions & answers

15mins

The Target Center

About

The Target Center Extended Venue Tour

1hour 30mins

The Target Center

About

U.S. Bank Stadium: Meet & greet

15mins

U.S. Bank Stadium

About

Patrick Talty - General Manager

Showcasing U.S. Bank Stadium development

45mins

U.S. Bank Stadium

About Patrick Talty - General Manager

Questions & answers

15mins

U.S. Bank Stadium

About

U.S. Bank Stadium Extended Tour

2hours

U.S. Bank Stadium

About

Free time/walk through stadium in all areas: pre match activation, suite, stands,..

2hours

U.S. Bank Stadium

About

Kick-Off: Minnesota Vikings vs Miami Dolphins

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U.S. Bank Stadium

About

Paul Turner - Head of Event Operations & Security Dallas Cowboys

Enriching Fan Experience Through Technology at AT&T Stadium

30mins

U.S. Bank Stadium

About Paul Turner - Head of Event Operations & Security Dallas Cowboys

U.S. Bank Stadium match day operations: the day after (Q&A)

30mins

U.S. Bank Stadium

About

Fan Experience & technology

30mins

U.S. Bank Stadium

About

Tickets, Clubs & Premium Hospitality

30mins

U.S. Bank Stadium

About

Digital, CRM, Big Data

30mins

U.S. Bank Stadium

About

Venue Operations

30mins

U.S. Bank Stadium

About

Dave Haselman - Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Executive Board Member

Showcasing the Super Bowl 52

45mins

U.S. Bank Stadium

About Dave Haselman - Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Executive Board Member

Showcasing Target Field development + meet & greet

1hour

Target Field

About

Target Field Extended Stadium Tour

2hours 10mins

Target Field

About

Free time/walk through stadium in all areas: pre match activation, suite, stands,..

2hours

Target Field

About

Kick-Off Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals

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Target Field

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Preliminary program, changes may occur.

VENUES

We will be visiting top class venues in Minneapolis and Miami.
More venues to be announced soon!

U.S. Bank Stadium - Exterior and construction images. ]  US Bank Stadium -  Vikings brian.peterson@startribune.com Minneapolis, MN - 06/30/2016

U.S. Bank Stadium

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sport: American Football
  • Club: Minnesota Vikings
  • Capacity: 66.655 (expandable to 70.000)
  • Opened: 2016
  • Project cost: $1.129 billion

U.S. Bank Stadium has the largest transparent ethylene-tetraflouroethylene (EFTE) roof in the USA. U.S. Bank Stadium features five of the world’s largest hinged doors, ranging from 23 to 29 meters (75 to 95 feet) tall. The LED lighting can adjust color temperatures and turn off and on quickly to allow for unique viewing experience. The stadium has also the closest seats to the field in the NFL.

Target Field

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sport: Baseball
  • Clubs: Minnesota Twins (MLB), MN Golden Gophers (NCAA)
  • Capacity: 38,885
  • Opened: 2010
  • Project cost: $552 million

Target Field has the largest canopy in baseball, protecting fans from the elements despite the stadium not having a roof. Though designed specifically as a baseball venue, it has the capability to accommodate american football, soccer, and outdoor concerts. Its extensive event and conference facilities are marketed for corporate and other non-baseball events. In 2010, ESPN Magazine ranked Target Field as the #1 baseball stadium experience in North America.

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Hard Rock Stadium

  • Location: Miami
  • Sport: American Football
  • Club: Miami Dolphins
  • Capacity: 65.326
  • Opened: 1987
  • Project cost: $550 million

Hard Rock Stadium is a multipurpose american football stadium. The 8 spiral ramps, two in each corner, are the signature feature of the stadium. In 2016, one of the USA’s most spectacular roofs was built in just 9 months. Heat-resistant translucent panels on the west and north ends of the shade canopy protect fans from the rain. Hard Rock Stadium has hosted five Super Bowls and will host Super Bowl LIV in 2020.

Marlins Park

  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Sport: Baseball
  • Clubs: Miami Marlins (MLB)
  • Capacity: 36,742
  • Opened: 2012
  • Project cost: $634 million

Marlins Park is designed in a neomodern form of baseball architecture. The home of the Miami Marlins is the first retractable roof structure in the world to earn LEED Gold Certification. The Left Field Operable Wall is an unmatched feature in MLB. Six  glass wall panels, towering at 18 by 12 metres (60 by 40 feet), open to create a 73 metres (240-feet) view overlooking Downtown Miami. A unique poolside lounge is also operating in the stadium.

MarlinsPark-view

GAME DAY EXPERIENCE

During the tour, an NFL and an MLB game will be attended to get unique live game day experience!

NFL: Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins

@ U.S. Bank Stadium

MLB: Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals

@ Target Field

EVENT INFORMATION

EVENT HOTELS

InterContinental Miami****

Marriott City Center Minneapolis****

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