Queens Park Rangers sign four-year stadium management agreement with Stadium Support Services

QPR and Stadium Support Services

English Championship side Queens Park Rangers (QPR) has signed a long-term contract with facilities management firm Stadium Support Services.

Stadium Support Services is a London based support firm that has been operating for over 15 years, they have an experienced leadership team and specialise in servicing commercial properties, arenas, and mass spectator venues.

Regarding services the firm boasts a broad portfolio including cleaning, rope access, facilities management, and civil works.

Alongside the stadium management agreement Stadium Support Service’s has now also been announced as an ongoing QPR sponsor.

This sponsorship deal will grant the company a lounge at the club’s home ground as well as high visibility branding such as pitch side and digital exposure.

Speaking on the sponsorship Stadium Support Services Commercial Director, Joseph Noble, had this to say:

“The new lounge will provide a fantastic opportunity to bring together our family, friends, colleagues and prospective clients in one of the most atmospheric stadiums in the country.”

In the joint announcement of the stadium management contract QPR’s Head of Operations, Joshua Scott, expressed the importance for the club in having such an experienced outfit managing their facilities.

“We have reached a very important and exciting time at the club with access to our new training and squad facilities and is therefore critical we are supported by the best suppliers as we transition into the 23/24 season and beyond,” he added via press release.

“Stadium Support Services is a trusted partner of the club having time and again demonstrated to us their commitment and quality of work when delivering complex projects and we look forward to the continued provision of high-quality service to our team, supporters, staff, and fans.”

Under the new contract Stadium Support Services will be responsible for delivering a new CAFM system. Meaning that the firm will be responsible for ensuring that QPRs sites remain compliant with regulatory standards.

“We are thrilled to have been awarded this new and exciting contract with QPR and to be given the opportunity to work as a trusted partner with such a historic football club. QPR is a forward-thinking club committed to driving high standards on and off the pitch” Scott Hudson said, Operations Director of Stadium Support Services.

“Our collaborative efforts over the past four years in developing a roadmap, demonstrate the promising future that lies ahead for QPR. We look forward to the continuation of our partnership with the club, as we work together to support their journey towards achieving new heights of success.”

Through developing this partnership, it is clear that QPR is endeavouring to reengage with its local community, and this is something to be applauded.

As QPR continues to struggle this season it is also a positive sign that the club maintains its commercial viability and striking deals such as this are a clear sign of that viability.

Stadium Support Services and QPR clearly have a strong relationship and having strong partners keen to deliver the best outcomes for the club both on and off the pitch will be crucial in this tumultuous phase, giving club management and fans alike a little bit more breathing room.

Graduates congratulated after completing FIFA Diploma in Club Management program

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has congratulated the 2024 graduates of the FIFA Diploma in Club Management course at FIFA headquarters, which include former Socceroo Tim Cahill and former Manchester City player Fernandinho.

Since its launch in 2021, the FIFA Diploma in Club Management has become a networking platform for senior club executives to share knowledge about the industry insights essential for successful football club management. The 18-month course is comprised of six-course models, each covering important topics and aspects of club management.

The topics which are covered in this course are leadership and management, sporting strategy and youth academies, marketing and communication, club operations and stadium management, governance and legal matters and finance.

Infantino spoke to the attendees of the graduation ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland:

“The course’s aim was to encourage knowledge and best practice exchange to be able to ensure football’s continued growth and health worldwide,” he said in a statement.

“You understand that club football is crucial for the development and the survival of football in all countries of the world.

“That is what we have to foster and what we have to work on, and to do this, you have to be well-equipped and well-prepared, and this is our aim at FIFA: to give you this preparation, to give you this equipment, to open the doors of FIFA here in Zurich and everywhere in the world.

“Our doors are open for you to come and exchange with us, and also to exchange between yourselves.”

The graduates of the second edition of the FIFA Diploma in Club Management started back in September 2022 in New York where they attended lectures given by the likes of FIFA Chief of Global Football Development Arsène Wenger and FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Berman and their final project of the course was a strategy plan which was presented before the graduation.

The third edition of the program began in May 2024 and is headed by FIFA Director of Professional Football Ornella Desirée Bellia. Some of the participants who are involved include former Juventus player Giorgio Chiellini and Como 1907 coach Cesc Fàbregas alongside club owners, CEO’s and sporting directors.

Soccerscene celebrates sixth-year anniversary

Soccerscene is celebrating its sixth anniversary as Australia’s business-to-business publication for the football community.

Since its inception, Soccerscene has committed to the highest standards of reporting on the most pressing topics surrounding the world of sports business. We have been the first port of call for potential buyers and sellers and deliver all the first-hand news – including interviews, discussions, product reviews, case studies and insight into all facets of the growing Australian and international football market.

Here at Soccerscene, we can’t celebrate six years without thanking all our readers, followers and the numerous industry and club communities for helping us along the way.

Special thanks goes to our major partners including Football Coaches Australia, Professional Footballers Australia and Box2Box – your constant support has been crucial to all we have achieved over these last six years.

Thank you to everyone and we are excited for the future years ahead in this constantly developing industry – from all us at Soccerscene.

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