The area set aside for press cabins shall be located in the central part of the stands and in a high position. Each such station shall have a table, energy sockets and also a modem and telephone connection. In the cabin area there shall be at least one television for every eight stations. Matches that attract many journalists shall have several telephone installations, as also energy sockets and fast connections to the Internet. The stadiums shall also be equipped with cutting-edge digital technology, with priority being given to wireless equipment.
Radio and Television Cabins
These shall also be in the central stands, preferably under cover and not in a closed location. The stations shall be separated from each other by soundproof protection. There shall be one telephone, two energy sockets and one television for each station. In the case of the World Cup Final, there shall be at least 50 cabins, each with enough space for three people.
At important matches, there shall be at least three television studios with an area of about 25 m2 each, in a location close to the changing rooms and easily accessible to players and managers. In big international matches, there shall be at least another four studios with a panoramic view of the field.
The capacity of the media center shall be based on that of the Press Stand. In the case of a match with 600 places on the press stand, for example, there shall be space for 200 people in the media centre. In this sector, the area for group press interviews shall be installed.
Press Interview Rooms
The room shall have a minimum area of 100 m2, with about 100 seats, and shall be equipped with an efficient sound system. It shall also have enough space for ten Television Electronic News Gathering (ENG) units, this being a system used by television stations to broadcast the event. The room shall be close to the changing rooms and have the shape of a small theatre. At large events, there shall also be three cabins for simultaneous interpretation.
This is an area between the changing rooms and the place where the players leave to be interviewed by the Press. There shall be space for at least 250 communication professionals. At big matches, this space shall be separated from the media centre. For ideal working conditions, there shall be at least 2.5 m2 of space per journalist.
Flash Interview positions
This is space between the changing rooms and the field for live interviews at half-time and also when the game has finished. The ideal situation is for this to be incorporated into the tunnel providing access to the field.