WHO WE ARE
The Stadium Consultancy consists of a team of stadium operations consultants, programming consultants, architects and project managers.
Our expert team has been involved in numerous stadium projects worldwide for the:
- Development and renovation of stadiums and arenas;
- Improvement of venue operations; and
- Optimising the commercial exploitation of a stadium.
TSC was established in 2006 by Ben Veenbrink. After a career in venue technology at Philips Electronics, he joined the management of Amsterdam Arena in 2000. Applying the know-how and experience gained in operating and managing one of Europe's most successful stadiums in other venues projects was the driving force for him to set up a specialist consultancy firm.
In recognition of his expertise in the stadium industry, Ben was elected as a member of UEFA's expert panel on Stadium Construction and Management in late 2006.
In addition to its consultancy services, TSC is responsible for the management of the 22,500-seat Euroborg Stadium in Groningen, The Netherlands. Home to Dutch premier league club FC Groningen, this multifunctional complex also consists of a multiplex cinema, a casino, a school, various restaurants, a health & wellness centre, commercial offices and a supermarket.
Euroborg is widely acclaimed as the Netherlands’ greenest stadium. From the outset, state-of-the-art technology was incorporated for energy efficiency. This includes an underground thermal storage system. Euroborg was also the first stadium in the country with a PV installation on the roof, which was financed by the club’s fans through a crowdfunding initiative.
In order to further professionalise the stadium industry and meet the demand for professional training and education Ben Veenbrink founded the Event & Venue Management Institute (www.evmi.org) together with Ian Nuttall, founder of Stadia Magazine and Michael Siebold, partner of Germany's leading sports law practice Arnecke Siebold.