One of the principal goals of ESSMA (the European Stadium & Safety Managers Association) is knowledge-sharing within the stadium industry. That’s why they were very proud to welcome more than 30 of their members, representing more than 9 countries, on their 2014 Pitch Tour of London.
After a successful visit to the Estadio do Dragao in Portugal back in 2013, ESSMA opted to pay a visit to some of their UK member grounds in London; renowned for their expertise in pitch management. The tour kicked off at Emirates Stadium, where Mr. Reece Watson spoke to the delegation on the best-practices and technologies employed, while in the afternoon the delegation visited Mr. Steve Braddock at the famous Arsenal training grounds.
Day 2 started with a visit to Craven Cottage – home to Fulham FC - where Mr. Greg Bolton and Mr. Rory Ferguson welcomed the attendees. And the tour ended with a visit to England’s National Stadium, Wembley, where Mr. Tony Stones presented to the delegation.
The mix between a “big” club stadium, training centre, a “smaller” club and a national stadium proved to be of tangible added-value to the participants. Numerous questions were asked,
discussions arose and knowledge was shared, as were contact details, which proves that the goal of the event was achieved and positive feedback was given.
For the full article, visit: http://www.essma.eu/en/news/item/360-pitch-tour-london-a-great-practical-learning-experience-for-groundsmanagers
Next up is the ESSMA Summit, taking place January 27-28 at Allianz Arena in Germany, which will provide another great opportunity for members to network, knowledge-share and learn from industry-leading experts.
PanStadia & Arena Management is the proud Official Media Partner to ESSMA and its members, and Editor, Katie McIntyre, will be in attendance at next month’s Summit.