Arthur Berends, Company Director De Enk Groen & Golf and together with the Amsterdam ArenA grounds team responsible for the pitch, shared insights related to data tracking and their pitch dashboard during our Pitch Management Workshop.

Taylor Adler, a Candidate of the FBA Professional Master in Football Business, about his experience and learnings of two ESSMA Workshops. The FBA, an ESMMA Partner, offers its students a Professional Master in Football Business with the objective to deliver them all the necessary tools and an optimal learning environment in order to succeed in the passionate and dynamic football industry.

One of the topics of the SMART & Sustainability Workshop focused on smart energy management. Delegates learned more about the cases of Emirates Stadium and Amsterdam ArenA and their approach towards sustainability.

Read more on sustainability in the Premier League, eSports in the Bundesliga, fan experience at Manchester City and LED boarding of Paris Saint-Germain in this short industry update by ESSMA.

Weather plays a significant role on the development and quality of the pitch. Even though weather factors cannot be prevented, they can be foreseen and measures can be taken to protect and provide a high-quality pitch. During the ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop several groundsmen shared their insights related to weather management.

ESSMA interviewed Rob Toussaint, General Director at Heracles Almelo concerning commercial stadium exploitation, the impact of renovating their stadium and their next steps.

Read more on the sustainable approach of Tottenham Hotspur FC, stadium projects of PEC Zwolle and NK Osijek and improved fan experience at Leeds United FC and Crystal Palace FC in this short industry update by ESSMA.

This year’s SMART & Sustainability Workshop was organised at Amsterdam ArenA. Over 23 members from 10 countries learned insights and shared knowledge related to smart stadiums, energy management and sustainability cases. Moreover, participants enjoyed an extensive ‘into the future’ Amsterdam ArenA tour.

This year’s Pitch Management Workshop was organised at Amsterdam ArenA. Over 55 members from 11 countries learned insights and shared knowledge related to multifunctional pitch management, dealing with weather and data tracking. Furthermore, participants had the opportunity to visit both the pitch of Amsterdam ArenA and the training facilities of AFC Ajax.

Read more on stadium plans at Real Madrid CF and Birmingham City FC, fan experience initiatives at Principality Stadium and FC Inter Milan and eSports at the French national football team in this short industry update by ESSMA.