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Lancashire Cricket extends partnership deal with Emirates
23 May 2022
LANCASHIRE CRICKET EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP DEAL WITH EMIRATES
Lancashire Cricket has sealed a seven-year extension of the club’s headline partnership with Emirates until 2029, making it the longest and biggest sponsorship in English domestic cricket.
Women’s EURO 2022 to deliver £54 million boost
23 May 2022
WOMEN’S EURO 2022 TO DELIVER £54 MILLION BOOST
The FA and UEFA have released the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Pre-tournament Impact Report, confirming it’s on track to be the biggest women’s European sport event in history.
Real Madrid teams up with Sixth Street and Legends
20 May 2022
REAL MADRID TEAMS UP WITH SIXTH STREET AND LEGENDS
Real Madrid C.F. is teaming up with Sixth Street and Legends to promote the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium as a unique venue and a worldwide benchmark for leisure and entertainment.
MLC lands $120 million in development funding
19 May 2022
MLC LANDS $120 MILLION IN DEVELOPMENT FUNDING
Major League Cricket (MLC) has secured $120 million in funding to launch the country’s first-ever professional Twenty20 cricket league and open a new era for the world’s second most popular sport in the United States.
Copenhagen to host first-ever FIFAe Finals
19 May 2022
COPENHAGEN TO HOST FIRST-EVER FIFAE FINALS
The newly introduced, combined FIFAe Finals will be held for the first time at the Bella Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark in July 2022.
Lancashire Cricket signs three-year partnership with Seat Unique
19 May 2022
LANCASHIRE CRICKET SIGNS THREE-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH SEAT UNIQUE
Lancashire Cricket has agreed a three-year partnership with Seat Unique to become an official partner and an official hospitality agent of Lancashire Cricket and Emirates Old Trafford.
L-Acoustics sound system a hit at Chengdu stadium
18 May 2022
L-ACOUSTICS SOUND SYSTEM A HIT AT CHENGDU STADIUM
The 18,000-seat Chengdu Phoenix Mountain Indoor Stadium lies at the heart of the state-of-the-art Chengdu Phoenix Hill Sports Park. 
Wembley teams up with TIXNGO
17 May 2022
WEMBLEY TEAMS UP WITH TIXNGO
The home of English football, Wembley Stadium connected by EE, has today announced a partnership with blockchain mobile ticketing solution, TIXNGO.
Plymouth Argyle FC installing giant LED screen
17 May 2022
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE FC INSTALLING GIANT LED SCREEN
Plymouth Argyle FC will install a giant digital screen at Home Park stadium during the close season.
Plans unveiled for Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium upgrades
17 May 2022
PLANS UNVEILED FOR SIMMONS BANK LIBERTY STADIUM UPGRADES
The University of Memphis is committing $150-200 million for a renovation of Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, the home of Memphis Tiger Football.
Populous selected to design Glytch esports venues
16 May 2022
POPULOUS SELECTED TO DESIGN GLYTCH ESPORTS VENUES
Glytch, the professional esports stadium company, has chosen Populous as the design architect for its planned 32 esports stadiums across America and Canada.
Get free access to Esports Venue Summit Virtual Event Week
13 May 2022
GET FREE ACCESS TO ESPORTS VENUE SUMMIT VIRTUAL EVENT WEEK
The Esports Venue Summit Virtual Event Week kicks off on Monday, so make sure you don't miss out by accessing the event for free.
Rugby World Cup host locations confirmed
13 May 2022
RUGBY WORLD CUP HOST LOCATIONS CONFIRMED
World Rugby has confirmed the locations for the next three women’s and two men’s Rugby World Cups as it accelerates global development and growth.
Harlequins launch 3D Virtual Venue for ticketing
12 May 2022
HARLEQUINS LAUNCH 3D VIRTUAL VENUE FOR TICKETING
Harlequins has become first rugby club in England to launch with Ticketmaster’s fully integrated purchase experience, 3D Virtual Venue.
Villareal push ahead with Estadio de la Cerámica revamp
12 May 2022
VILLAREAL PUSH AHEAD WITH ESTADIO DE LA CERÁMICA REVAMP
Spanish La Liga football club Villarreal have confirmed plans to remodel their Estadio de la Cerámica.
Work gets underway on Gillette Stadium upgrades
12 May 2022
WORK GETS UNDERWAY ON GILLETTE STADIUM UPGRADES
A new hospitality space at the north end of the New England Patriot’s Gillette Stadium in Boston will be known as the Globalization Partners Atrium. 
Caja Mágica all set for new show court
11 May 2022
CAJA MÁGICA ALL SET FOR NEW SHOW COURT
A new 10,000 seat show court is going to be built at the Caja Mágica tennis centre in Madrid, Spain.
Wrexham AFC seek funding for new stand
10 May 2022
WREXHAM AFC SEEK FUNDING FOR NEW STAND
Welsh football club Wrexham are bidding to secure funding to develop a 5,500-capacity seated stand at the Racecourse Stadium.
Ukrainian beer hits the bars at The O2
10 May 2022
UKRAINIAN BEER HITS THE BARS AT THE O2
Ukraine’s most-loved beer brand, Chernigivske, has gone on sale at The O2 in London to support the humanitarian relief effort in Ukraine.
Alexander Stadium ready for Commonwealth Games
9 May 2022
ALEXANDER STADIUM READY FOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Almost three years of work to redevelop Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium has reached its most significant milestone yet.

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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.

PSAM Presents... PitchTecConcept from Hemming Group Video on Vimeo.

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