ESEM Europe

Match Handling

We believe that once you have worked with ESEM, you’ll be left wondering how you ever managed without us.

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In 23 years we’ve successfully managed over 450 UEFA Champions & Europa League games, International matches and training camps. Our work has taken us to 134 cities, across 37 countries with 45 different nations. Our knowledge of what you need and who to go to, is unrivalled.

We offer a wealth of professional and personal know-how, ensuring your travel management needs are delivered to the very best standards. We bring together the right experts and companies to meet your Team’s exact needs.

Always match fit and #partofyourteam



We will ensure that your team has a very smooth stay in the match destination. This starts at the airport on arrival, where we will use our excellent contacts to secure the best possible route through passport security, will provide porters to handle the team luggage and position the team bus and other vehicles in the best spot outside the terminal building.

We work closely with the chosen team hotel to implement all requirements. Massage room, kit room and dining room set-up, the best Wifi connection, TV channels to provide Champions League coverage and in the UK adapter plugs for the bedrooms, so mobile devices are always charged. We liaise closely with the hosting club and local police to ensure that the transfers to the stadium are kept to a minimum and parking arrangements for all vehicles are clarified and monitored by the ESEM project management team.


Our work does not stop once the team have checked-in at their hotel. ESEM’s Project Managers are on hand throughout monitoring that all elements of your stay are carried out exactly as you wish and deal with last minute requests.

For example: Maybe you need towels and ice to take to the official training? We will take care of that. Do you need us to arrange an additional training session on match day or the morning after? No problem. Post-match catering in the dressing room or packed lunches for the players’ journey home? We will do that.

If players have a doping test after the match, we can arrange a car for them and your club doctor, so they can join the team at the hotel or airport later.

You can rely on us. We will always be #partofyourteam


Whoever your guests are, rest assured their every need will be catered for. For VIPs and Sponsors, we will create tailor-made programmes to cover their stay at the match destination. We’ll do everything from finding the perfect restaurant to sourcing an exclusive venue for a gala dinner. For Journalists and TV crews, we put technical requirements at the heart of our planning. Hotels with high-speed WIFI will be selected and multi-lingual local project managers will be on hand to help get accreditation at the stadium. Supporter groups will be given the best selection of budget hotels, transportation and sightseeing tours. Local information and maps can be on hand whenever needed. Whoever your guests are, we are all #partofyourteam


In 2013, ESEM completed a unique Champions League Final double, working with both Bayern Munich’s travel agency FC Bayern Tours and Borussia Dortmund’s besttravel to organise and manage hotels, transportation, guides, restaurants and dining venues for the official delegations and supporters groups.

We also suggested and secured the locations for the post-match parties of both clubs, which took place after the Final at Wembley Stadium.

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