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Probe launched into Cameroon stadium tragedy
25 January 2022
PROBE LAUNCHED INTO CAMEROON STADIUM TRAGEDY
An investigation has been launched after at least eight people were killed and dozens injured in a crush outside an Africa Cup of Nations football match in Cameroon.
Green milestones reached at State Farm Arena
25 January 2022
GREEN MILESTONES REACHED AT STATE FARM ARENA
The Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena have successfully diverted more than 1 million pounds (500 tons) of waste from landfills throughout its 2021 slate of Hawks’ basketball games, concerts and ancillary events. 
Daktronics lights up University of Richmond stadium
25 January 2022
DAKTRONICS LIGHTS UP UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND STADIUM
Daktronics has continued a long-standing partnership with the University of Richmond to design, manufacture and install a new LED video display at E. Claiborne Robins Stadium in Virginia. 
Fire causes considerable damage at Molineux
24 January 2022
FIRE CAUSES CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE AT MOLINEUX
Considerable damage has been caused by a fire impacting a hospitality suite and a number of adjacent areas in the Billy Wright Stand, at Molineux, home of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.
Greenville Triumph planning new soccer stadium
21 January 2022
GREENVILLE TRIUMPH PLANNING NEW SOCCER STADIUM
USL soccer club Greenville Triumph have unveiled plans for a $38.6 million, 8,100-seat stadium at BridgeWay Station in Mauldin, South Carolina.
Envy Gaming takes over at Esports Stadium Arlington
20 January 2022
ENVY GAMING TAKES OVER AT ESPORTS STADIUM ARLINGTON
Esports Stadium Arlington is under new management after Envy Gaming acquired the operating contract for the venue in Texas.
Plans unveiled for new Mexican football stadium
19 January 2022
PLANS UNVEILED FOR NEW MEXICAN FOOTBALL STADIUM
Architect Populous has been picked to design a new 65,000-seat stadium for Liga MX football club Tigres UANL in Nuevo León, Mexico.
ASM Global acquires AV specialist AJP
19 January 2022
ASM GLOBAL ACQUIRES AV SPECIALIST AJP
ASM Global has acquired a controlling interest in AV specialist Anthony James Partners (AJP), as it looks to support increasing demand for strategic technology solutions for its venue portfolio.
Hull KR stadium lands new naming rights deal
19 January 2022
HULL KR STADIUM LANDS NEW NAMING RIGHTS DEAL
English Rugby League club Hull Kingston Rovers have announced Sewell Group as stadium naming rights partner from 2022.
Plans submitted for Rugby Football League training centre
18 January 2022
PLANS SUBMITTED FOR RUGBY FOOTBALL LEAGUE TRAINING CENTRE
Holmes Miller architects has submitted a planning application on behalf of the Rugby Football League (RFL) to Manchester City Council for its proposed new education and training facility in the Beswick area of the city.
Vodafone aces Wimbledon connectivity deal
18 January 2022
VODAFONE ACES WIMBLEDON CONNECTIVITY DEAL
Vodafone has announced a multi-year partnership with Wimbledon as Official Connectivity Partner of The Championships and The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.
ADI scores with Allianz Arena displays
17 January 2022
ADI SCORES WITH ALLIANZ ARENA DISPLAYS
As they push for an unprecedented tenth Bundesliga title in a row, Bayern Munich have contracted stadium technology specialists ADI to supply the new LED perimeter system at The Allianz Arena. 
New Southend United stadium clears planning hurdle
14 January 2022
NEW SOUTHEND UNITED STADIUM CLEARS PLANNING HURDLE
English National League football club Southend United F.C.’s plans for a new 21,000-capacity stadium will not face a planning inquiry, it has been confirmed.
Yellow Dragon Sports Center revamp completed
14 January 2022
YELLOW DRAGON SPORTS CENTER REVAMP COMPLETED
Asian Games fans will be able to “Enter the Dragon” at Hangzhou 2022, with renovations completed on the Yellow Dragon Sports Center football stadium.
Revamped Ballymore to be home to Queensland Rugby
13 January 2022
REVAMPED BALLYMORE TO BE HOME TO QUEENSLAND RUGBY
The Queensland State Government in Australia has formally approved the exciting new masterplan for Ballymore, paving the way for a new home of Queensland rugby.
First stage of Coopers Stadium renovations completed
13 January 2022
FIRST STAGE OF COOPERS STADIUM RENOVATIONS COMPLETED
The first stage of the A$53 million upgrade of Coopers Stadium in Adelaide, South Australia is now complete with the works allowing for a series of A-League double-headers to take place at the iconic venue this season.
Ashton Gate extends PTI partnership for four years
12 January 2022
ASHTON GATE EXTENDS PTI PARTNERSHIP FOR FOUR YEARS
PTI Digital has been reappointed by Bristol Sport & Ashton Gate for another four years, to build upon the foundations now set in the digital transformation project it began in 2018. 
Major redevelopment planned for Gila River Arena
11 January 2022
MAJOR REDEVELOPMENT PLANNED FOR GILA RIVER ARENA
The ASM Global operated Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona is in line for a major redevelopment.
Oxford United submit plans for new stadium
11 January 2022
OXFORD UNITED SUBMIT PLANS FOR NEW STADIUM
English Football League One Club Oxford United has submitted plans to build a new stadium at Stratfield Brake in the city.
Howzat! WACA upgrades make good progress
10 January 2022
HOWZAT! WACA UPGRADES MAKE GOOD PROGRESS
Work is well underway on the WACA Ground Improvement Project in Perth, Western Australia.

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PSAM editor John Sheehan caught up with Yves De Cocker, Managing Director of PitchTecConcept, who explains how his company bridges the gap between sports organisations and the technology used in the playing surface industry.

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The interview covers:

Yves 20+ years industry leading experience in the evolution of hybrid grass, trends he has noticed and some of the notable projects he has been involved with

The key reasons for Yves launching PitchTecConcept

Common mistakes often made with playing surface management

The steps he offers as a bridge between the industry and the end user

Advice to clubs looking to maximise their event calendars without compromising on the performance of their playing surface