ESSMA Summit


Last decades, clubs and stadiums understood the importance of high quality pitches, as they can increase revenue and multifunctionality of the stadium. In order to satisfy high standards, pitch management requires expertise and technology.

Close collaboration with stadium members and partners allows ESSMA to deliver pitch management knowledge towards members through:

  • Content
  • Workshops & tours
  • Pitch Management Expert Group
  • Ask ESSMA online tool
  • Join the Pitch Manager programme

1. Content 

  • Tailor-made interviews with leading industry experts
  • In-depth articles on pitch management
  • Well developed case studies on pitch management
  • Download center: presentations 


2. ESSMA Workshops & tours

In order to share best practices, ESSMA organizes workshops and tours to gain experience in pitch management through practical education. A close collaboration between different stadium partners and members allows ESSMA to substantiate these workshops and events.

Participate to the annual Pitch Management event in order to get full insights in pitch management.

Pitch Tour London 2014
Head Groundsmanagers Seminar Porto 2013
Head Groundsmanagers Seminar Barcelona 2012

Check our upcoming events here.



3. Ask ESSMA

Ask ESSMA is an online service where ESSMA provides high responsiveness on individual questions of members on pitch management. The 'Ask ESSMA' tool will transfer your question directly to our Pitch Management Experts in order to get a complete tailor-made reply.


4. Join the X-Manager programme

'Join the Pitch Manager’ is ESSMA’s practical educational programme. It is all about one-on-one education where stadium professionals can experience match day preparations with other peers (equal professionals in comparable stadiums) in order to increase their management knowledge. This individual program is offered to a limited number of members on annual base. For more information about this service, please click here.




 Supported by Stadium Partners