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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.

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) design and build the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ stadiums on three pillars: Access & Control, Sustainability and Post-tournament Legacy.

The design proposal of ESSMA Stadium Partner Tractebel and GAU Arena for the new home of Cagliari Calcio was unveiled on February 28th. Tractebel and GAU Arena are one of the three shortlisted finalists out of 25 bidders.

Recreational Systems Europe (RSE), an ESSMA Corporate Partner, are an innovative provider of sustainable sports infrastructures, with a focus on (stadium) pitch management. RSE have partnered with RHENAC to market the RSE - RHENAC Stadium Grass Grow Lighting system. Clubs such as 1. FC Köln, Schalke 04 and SK Rapid Wien have successfully tested the RSE - RHENAC technology over the past years.

BASIS, British Association for Sustainable Sport, will organise its 7th annual BASIS Conference on 1–2 March at BBC North, MediaCityUK, Salford.

The RSE - RHENAC Stadium Grass Grow Lighting system manages to align the technical advantages of LED technology with the essential requirements for healthy grass growth. Light plays a different role in every stage of the lifecycle, from germination to growing and maintaining the grass. Moreover, LED technology is known for consuming only a fraction of the energy conventional systems require when attributing to the grass growth. ESSMA interviewed Horst Theisen about the RSE-RHENAC Stadium Grass Grow Lighting system.

Section Paloise inaugurated Stade du Hameau with a game against Union Bordeaux Bègles on 2 December.

Yasser Al Mulla is Landscape & Sport Turf Management Senior Manager at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy. He will be one of the seminar speakers during the ESSMA Summit 2018 and will take part in two seminars on Day 2. In the morning session he will participate in the Pitch Management Seminar where the main focus will be on Turf Development Projects. In the afternoon session, Yassel Al Mulla will update participants about the Stadium Progress of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar during the Stadium Development II Seminar.

During the FSB trade show earlier this month in Cologne, RSE-RHENAC gave a dedicated delegation the chance to participate in an experience tour of FC Köln’s Franz-Kremer-Stadium where they showcased the RSE-RHENAC Stadium Grass Grow Lighting solution at Geissbockheim of 1. FC Köln.

Earlier this year, ESSMA interviewed Tony Stones, Head Groundsman at Stade de France. Together with three colleagues, he is in charge of the Stade de France pitch and the untroubled transition between football, rugby and non-pitch events.

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