Paal Baas and Arjan Knottnerus shared insights related to multifunctionality at the Amsterdam ArenA, their hybrid Lay&Play solution, challenges and their protocol when hosting events on the pitch.

Arthur Berends, Company Director De Enk Groen & Golf and together with the Amsterdam ArenA grounds team responsible for the pitch, shared insights related to data tracking and their pitch dashboard during our Pitch Management Workshop.

Taylor Adler, a Candidate of the FBA Professional Master in Football Business, about his experience and learnings of two ESSMA Workshops. The FBA, an ESMMA Partner, offers its students a Professional Master in Football Business with the objective to deliver them all the necessary tools and an optimal learning environment in order to succeed in the passionate and dynamic football industry.

Weather plays a significant role on the development and quality of the pitch. Even though weather factors cannot be prevented, they can be foreseen and measures can be taken to protect and provide a high-quality pitch. During the ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop several groundsmen shared their insights related to weather management.

This year’s Pitch Management Workshop was organised at Amsterdam ArenA. Over 55 members from 11 countries learned insights and shared knowledge related to multifunctional pitch management, dealing with weather and data tracking. Furthermore, participants had the opportunity to visit both the pitch of Amsterdam ArenA and the training facilities of AFC Ajax.