ESSMA interviewed, Jan van Merwijk - Director Feijenoord Stadium - about their upcoming development project, Feyenoord City. Feyenoord City is a broad urban development including a new river-based stadium and a redevelopment of the current stadium. With the new 63,000 capacity stadium, Feyenoord Rotterdam wants to move the club forward in terms of commercial, organisational and team aspect. With the project, the revenue streams of the club should substantially increase due to additional ticket sales, higher revenues from hospitality, enhanced sponsor value and non-football events.

ESSMA interviewed, Scott Brooks - Head Groundsman at St George’s Park - about the daily pitch operations at the Football Association's National Football Centre. Delegates of our Pitch Management Workshop on 20 and 21 August will have the opportunity to visit the facilities during a two-day tour.

ESSMA interviewed Leif Bjørn, Security Manager at Telia Parken. Together with his colleagues, Leif has the overall responsibility regarding safety and access control at the venue. Telia Parken is one of the host venues of our Safety & Security Workshop on 13 and 14 November.

Christian van Ginneke will take part in ESSMA’s Development & Construction Workshop to elaborate the multifunctional FC Groningen training site project. He is the client representative and project manager of Euroborg NV for the Elite Sports Training & Health Centre for FC Groningen (Dutch Premier League). Euroborg NV is the owner of both the stadium and training site and they lease the facilities to FC Groningen.

ESSMA interviewed Paul Baas, Field Manager at Amsterdam ArenA and responsible for the pitch since the 2016/2017 season, about the daily operations and how they manage the pitch. Amsterdam ArenA is the host venue of our Pitch Management Workshop taking place on 17 and 18 April.

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