ESSMA Pitch Management e-Workshop

ESSMa maintains the upcoming 2020 Pitch Management Workshop but opts for a new, digital format. As the global circumstances are unpredictable, it is more appropriate to collaborate online to ensure a safe environment.

The designed format should lead to real interaction and collaboration, with relevant best practices and insights.

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06 October 2020


The main themes of this year's edition will focus on:

Performance quality standards
Pitch data
Industry evolutions
Pitch maintenance in a colder climate

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The ESSMA e-workshop is free of charge and only available for ESSMA Members!

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Pedro Fernández-Bolaños

Grounds Quality Manager
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Head Groundsmanager
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Mario Spangolatti

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Klaus-Peter Sauer

Heads Groundsman
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Even though this year's ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop will be an online edition, ESSMA will livestream the e-workshop from the pitches of OH Leuven. As we still want to offer the experience of standing on the pitch, you will have the opportunity to join a virtual tour around the OH Leuven facilities. 

  • 14:00 - 14:10  Welcome by Cyril De Greve

  • 14:10 - 14:15  Introduction of speakers

  • 14:15 - 14:40 Pitch management in 2020: evolutions, challenges and game-changers with Klaus-Peter Sauer, Head Groundsman at VfL Wolfsburg 

  • 14:40 - 15:05  Challenges of pitch maintenance in Scandinavia with Mario Spangolatti from Friends Arena

  • 15:05 - 15:20  Q&A session part I

  • 15:20 - 15:35  Virtual coffee break with possibility to join a virtual tour around the facilities of OH Leuven

  • 15:35 - 16:00  Pitch data analysis with the OH Leuven grounds team

  • 16:00 - 16:25  LaLiga pitch performance quality standard with Pedro Fernández-Bolaños (Grounds Quality Manager)

  • 16:25 - 16:40  Back to the studio: Q&A with all speakers

  • 16:40 - 16:45  Wrap-up of the e-workshop

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Next year's 2021 edition at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop in 2021

Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

2021 ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop

Originally Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán would host the 2020 edition of ESSMA's Pitch Management Workshop in October. However, given the current worldwide situation ESSMA decided to transfer all 2020 Workshops host venues to 2021 to ensure a safe atmosphere. The 2021 ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop will take place on 5 and 6 October 2021.

Join the online 2020 edition