ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop at King Power Stadium & LCFC training centre (10 – 11 May)

The European Stadium & Safety Management Association (ESSMA) will assemble during the Pitch Management Workshop that will take place in Leicester (UK) from 10 to 11 May 2017. Delegates will enjoy panel discussions, pitch visits & workshops, presentations and a networking dinner.

Last year’s keynote speaker John Ledwidge (Grounds Manager at Leicester City Football Club) and his team will welcome us at the King Power Stadium & LCFC training centre. Official host of the event is Jonathan Calderwood, Head Grounds Manager at Paris Saint-Germain and member of the ESSMA Advisory Committee.

After last year’s edition in Paris with 36 pitch industry experts, the ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop will now take players at the home of Leicester City Football Club, visiting both the King Power Stadium and the LCFC training centre.


WhatESSMA Pitch Management Workshop

Where: Leicester, Leicester City Football Club (King Power Stadium and LCFC training centre)

Date: 10-11 May 2017

Goal: share valuable content, organize discussions on the future of pitch management and strong networking between pitch industry peers

Topics: pitch renovation, player injury management, tools & technologies, managing & delivering events, budget control (pitch management and finances), training centre pitch management and multifunctional use of the pitch

Participants: representatives of ESSMA Leagues, Federations, Clubs, Stadiums & Stadium Partners, Strategic Partners


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“ESSMA’s Pitch Management Workshop is a perfect platform for all European grounds managers to come together to share the ideas and share the knowledge. The pitch has become a very important part of the stadium and ESSMA is building up the awareness of the grounds manager’s role and the whole industry.”


Jonathan Calderwood, Head Grounds Manager @ Paris Saint-Germain


“Events like these are really important for the networking element of the day as I’ve met some people here that I really wanted to meet. I’m sharing experiences with them about what we do and listen to how they manage things. Sharing experience and how to overcome certain obstacles within pitch management with a group of experts was a big eye-opener for me.”


John Ledwidge, Grounds Manager @ Leicester City FC


Watch the ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop 2016 Aftermovie and get an idea what to expect.



Visit the ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop Website

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