Sebastian Breuing, Head Groundsman SV Werder Bremen, will take part in the ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop where he will share how they are tracking the weather at SV Werder Bremen.

Breuing started his career as Groundsman in Bochum and got promoted to Head Groundsman in 2006 (then being the youngest Head Groundsman in the Bundesliga). Since 2014, he is working as Head Groundsman at SV Werder Bremen.

Amsterdam ArenA will host our SMART and Sustainability Workshop organised on 18 and 19 April. During the two-day workshop, the team of Amsterdam ArenA will share in-depth how they handle energy storage at the stadium and will guide participants around the stadium with an ‘into the future’ tour.

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.

ESSMA supported KNVB Expertise with a Stadium Exploitation Tour to three German stadiums: Commerzbank Arena, Sparda-Bank-Hessen-Stadion and Opel Arena. KNVB Expertise is a joint initiative consisting of Eredivisie CV, CED, KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association) and FBO (Federation of Paid Football Organisations). Their aim is to professionalise Dutch (paid) football in terms of development.

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.