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New Buffalo Bills stadium clears another hurdle
27 January 2023
NEW BUFFALO BILLS STADIUM CLEARS ANOTHER HURDLE
A new home for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills moved a step closer this week after a framework deal for the project was unanimously approved by the Erie County Stadium Corp.
New neighbourhoods opening at Rogers Centre ballpark
18 January 2023
NEW NEIGHBOURHOODS OPENING AT ROGERS CENTRE BALLPARK
MLB’s Toronto Blue Jays have unveiled four brand-new outfield neighbourhoods plus a redesigned WestJet Flight Deck opening to fans at Rogers Centre.
New Arena Du CO'Met stages first event
11 January 2023
NEW ARENA DU CO'MET STAGES FIRST EVENT
Arena Du CO'Met, the final part of a major new sports and cultural complex that has been created in the French city of Orléans, has opened on the banks of the Loire.
Renovations continue at OSU’s Boone Pickens Stadium
1 December 2022
RENOVATIONS CONTINUE AT OSU’S BOONE PICKENS STADIUM
Upgrades to the fan experience are on the cards for Oklahoma State University’s Boone Pickens Stadium.
Buffalo Bills highlight new stadium design
31 October 2022
BUFFALO BILLS HIGHLIGHT NEW STADIUM DESIGN
The NFL’s Buffalo Bills and Populous have released renderings of their new stadium, set to open in the autumn of 2026. 
Populous reveals design for Lyon’s LDLC Arena
24 October 2022
POPULOUS REVEALS DESIGN FOR LYON’S LDLC ARENA
Populous has revealed its design for the new 16,000 capacity Olympique Lyonnais Groupe arena in Lyon, one of the most technologically and environmentally advanced in Europe. 
Populous lands design deal for Bangladesh cricket stadium
14 October 2022
POPULOUS LANDS DESIGN DEAL FOR BANGLADESH CRICKET STADIUM
Populous has been chosen by the Bangladesh Cricket Board to design the Sheikh Hasina Cricket Stadium in Purbachal, Dhaka.
Jump Studios completes new UBS Arena interior
9 August 2022
JUMP STUDIOS COMPLETES NEW UBS ARENA INTERIOR
London-based architecture and interiors practice, Jump Studios, along with its parent company, Populous, has designed the interior of the new $1.1 billion UBS Arena in Belmont Park, New York.
Blue Jays plan $300m Rogers Centre overhaul
29 July 2022
BLUE JAYS PLAN $300M ROGERS CENTRE OVERHAUL
Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays have unveiled the scope and first renderings of a multi-year $300 million renovation of Rogers Centre.
Te Kaha Multi-Use Arena Secured for Christchurch
19 July 2022
TE KAHA MULTI-USE ARENA SECURED FOR CHRISTCHURCH
After more than a year of design and consultation Christchurch City Council has voted to approve the design and construct lump sum contract to build the Te Kaha multi-use arena.
Populous to design new PAOK FC stadium
22 June 2022
POPULOUS TO DESIGN NEW PAOK FC STADIUM
Greece’s PAOK FC has appointed global architectural design firm Populous to begin work on designing a new stadium for the club, following government approval for the project.
Southend United makes good progress on new stadium
15 June 2022
SOUTHEND UNITED MAKES GOOD PROGRESS ON NEW STADIUM
Southend United says substantial progress has been made towards the club’s goal to move to a new stadium.
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.
Team picked for Old Trafford redevelopment planning
19 April 2022
TEAM PICKED FOR OLD TRAFFORD REDEVELOPMENT PLANNING
Manchester United has appointed a team of leading consultants to begin work on creating a Masterplan for the redevelopment of Old Trafford.
Populous to design Munich’s climate neutral arena
7 April 2022
POPULOUS TO DESIGN MUNICH’S CLIMATE NEUTRAL ARENA
Populous has been chosen as the architect for a new multi-use, climate-neutral, 20,000 capacity event arena in Munich, following council approval for the project.
OVG raises stakes with Las Vegas arena plans
31 March 2022
OVG RAISES STAKES WITH LAS VEGAS ARENA PLANS
Oak View Group (OVG) is planning to build a new entertainment district including an arena in Las Vegas. 
New sport and events destination planned for Seoul
30 March 2022
NEW SPORT AND EVENTS DESTINATION PLANNED FOR SEOUL
A stunning new global destination of sports, culture and events has been unveiled for the site of the former Olympic Park in Seoul, South Korea.
London’s MSG Sphere gets the go-ahead
23 March 2022
LONDON’S MSG SPHERE GETS THE GO-AHEAD
The MSG Sphere, a new music and entertainment venue in east London, has come closer to being built after planners gave the scheme the go-ahead.
Populous’ Ice Ribbon unveiled for Beijing 2022
31 January 2022
POPULOUS’ ICE RIBBON UNVEILED FOR BEIJING 2022
On February 4 the world will be watching Beijing celebrate the start of the 2022 Winter Olympics as the world’s first dual Olympic city.

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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