Industry update: more on pitch management, stadium projects and digital artworks

Read more about KRC Genk being awarded the Groundsmen of the Year Award, Manchester City’s digital artworks and Burnley FC’s plans to improve Turf Moor in ESSMA’s industry update.

Pitch management

  • Belgian football club KRC Genk has recently been awarded the Groundsmen of the Year Award by the Pro League. With a score of 58,8/60, the groundsteam is rewarded for the work they deliver to guarantee a high-quality pitch.

Fan experience & Hospitality

  • French rugby club Stade Rochelais played one of their games in a dedicated solidarity jersey. Each jersey partner donated its spot to an organisation of their choice, offering enhanced visibility for these organisations thus giving them the opportunity to discuss their actions.
  • To celebrate winning the Premier League, Manchester City is selling a collection of digital artworks in the form of Non-Fungible Tokens. The NFT collection is called “1”, referring to the club’s final position in the league table.
  • At Burnley FC, the plans to improve Turf Moor with innovative digital branding and state-of-the-art LED big screentechnology have been revealed. While retaining its heritage, the English football club wants to make its stadium one of the most digitally integrated stadiums in the Premier League.

Development & Construction

  • A new stadium project has been announced at RAAL La Louvière. The Belgian football club wants to build an 8,600-seat stadium where both football and rugby matches can be played.
  • Aiming to improve their lighting, Plymouth Argyle FC will be working together with our Corporate Partner Musco Lighting to replace their floodlighting with a new LED system.

Safety & Security

  • Our Corporate Partner Safesight has extended its cooperation with IBIT (International Education & Training Center) with an additional offer that supports venues in preparing for reopening. Based on bundled knowledge, coordinated procedures and the use of the latest software solutions a sustainable implementation in safety management can be ensured.

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