Football & Stadium Management:
June / July 2024 Contents 

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Leicester City Named Grounds Team Of The Season

Leicester City Named Grounds Team Of The Season Leicester City FC have been named Grounds Team of the Season for the 2023/24 Sky Bet Championship campaign.

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DW Stadium Becomes The Brick Community Stadium

DW Stadium To Become The Brick Community Stadium Wigan Warriors and Wigan Athletic have announced that the DW Stadium officially became the Brick Community Stadium from Monday 13th May 2024.

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EMEA Synthetic Turf Council (ESTC) Congress 2024 Focuses On “Changing the Narrative”

EMEA Synthetic Turf Council (ESTC) Congress 2024 Focuses On “Changing the Narrative” Over 200 delegates from around the world visited Porto, as the EMEA Synthetic Turf Council (ESTC) hosted its annual Congress under the theme, “Changing the Narrative”.

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Reckitt Pro Solutions Are Proud To Be Offering Exceptional Cleaning And Hygiene Solutions For Stronger Businesses

Success With Suståne At Watford Football Club Reckitt Pro Solutions were proud to be presenting at Interclean 2024 (14‑17th May) with their portfolio of internationally recognised cleaning and hygiene brands.

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INFINICUT® Mowers Enter Home Park Two By Two

INFINICUT® Mowers Enter Home Park Two By Two A recent upgrade to the mower fleet at Plymouth Argyle Football Club has seen the delivery of two INFINICUT® 34” FX cylinders and two SM34 rotary mowers to the club’s stadium pitch at Home Park. Together with outstanding quality of cut and first‑class presentation, Head Groundsman Chris Ralph also cites the improvements in consistency achieved with their mowing operations thanks to the industry‑leading INFINIApp™.

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Hytera Appoints Sunbelt Rentals As A New Distribution Partner For The UK Region

Hytera Appoints Sunbelt Rentals As A New Distribution Partner For The UK Region Hytera is pleased to announce that Sunbelt Rentals has been appointed as the new hire and sales distribution partner for the UK market, providing professional mobile radio communications equipment and solutions.

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SALTEX 2024:
Uniting The Industry, Powering Progress

SALTEX 2024: Uniting The Industry, Powering Progress The Grounds Management Association proudly announces the return of SALTEX – the Sports Amenities Landscaping Trade Exhibition for its 78th edition, under the theme of “Uniting the Industry, Powering Progress.” This year’s event will mark another milestone in the grounds care industry on 30th & 31st October at the NEC Birmingham.

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Major Development For Tavern And Allen Stands At Lord’s

Major Development For Tavern And Allen Stands At Lord’s Plans have been approved by members for MCC to redevelop the Tavern and Allen stands at Lord’s, their second major development in three years.

The £61.8m project, which was put to the Club’s 18,000‑strong membership at its AGM last week, will provide improved catering, hospitality and accessibility, as well as increasing the overall ground capacity by an additional 1,100 seats.

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How MyTAG Is Leading The Digital Transformation In Sports Venues

How MyTAG Is Leading The Digital Transformation In Sports Venues The sports industry is evolving, and the integration of technology into stadium management is a trend that's reshaping how venues operate. As the demand for more efficient, secure, and fan‑friendly environments increases, MyTAG’s suite of tools like MyBroadcast, MyOccurrenceBook, and MyBookingBay, enables moving beyond traditional outdated methods into a streamlined, digital era.

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Perfect Match For ‘Blues’ At St Andrew's Stadium

Perfect Match For ‘Blues’ At St Andrew's Stadium A heating system upgrade at Birmingham City Football Club has achieved the winning goals of improved efficiency and reliability. Baxi’s Director of Building Solutions James Matthews reports that visitors to Birmingham City FC’s hospitality suites are benefiting from warm, comfortable surroundings, thanks to Ignis Group and Baxi.

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Pitching For Perfection: OAS Products And Formartine FC's Journey To Gold

Pitching For Perfection: OAS Products And Formartine FC's Journey To Gold In the rugged terrain of Aberdeenshire, where the winds howl and the rains pour relentlessly, lies Formartine United Football Club, a beacon of grassroots football passion in the Scottish Highlands. Despite a modest budget and a mere two months of sun (if they're lucky!), Formartine FC has defied the odds with their pitch, recently bestowed with the prestigious Gold status by the Scottish Football Association (SFA).

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How To Unlock The Hidden Energy Saving Potential In Your HVAC Systems

How To Unlock The Hidden Energy Saving Potential In Your HVAC Systems The HVAC systems in most stadiums are typically comprised of dozens to potentially hundreds of pumps, fans and AHUs, all of them powered by electric motors. Each of these motors can represent an easy and cost-effective way to save energy and carbon, and significantly reduce your energy bills, as ABB’s Chris Plumb explains.

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Advanced Scores Fire Safety System Upgrade At  Stamford Bridge

Advanced Scores Fire Safety System Upgrade At Stamford Bridge Stamford Bridge, home to Chelsea Football Club, now boasts an upgraded fire safety system thanks to TP Fire & Security Ltd's installation of Advanced equipment, ensuring protection and peace of mind for fans and staff.

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Origin Amenity Solutions Introduces Grandstand® – Featuring A New Active Ingredient For The UK Amenity Turf Market

Origin Amenity Solutions Introduces Grandstand® - Featuring A New Active Ingredient For The UK Amenity Turf Market Origin Amenity Solutions (OAS), a leading provider of innovative solutions for managed amenity turf, proudly announces the launch of Grandstand®, a groundbreaking selective herbicide designed to effectively control a wide range of broadleaved weeds.

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Dennis Signals Eco‑Conscious Evolution At Murrayfield

Dennis Signals Eco‑Conscious Evolution At Murrayfield With over a decade of experience nurturing the hallowed grounds of the Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium campus (SGM), Jim Dawson has recently embraced a significant change: the adoption of electric turf maintenance equipment, specifically the Dennis ES‑860 cylinder mower, marking a shift away from traditional petrol‑powered machinery.

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Safeguarding Supporters:
Looking After Children And Vulnerable Adults In Football Stadia

Safeguarding Supporters: Looking After Children And Vulnerable Adults In Football Stadia By Steven Moore, Managing Director of Security at OCS UK.

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults at all levels of football stadia, from the Premier League to the National League, is a fundamental duty of the security staff and stewards employed on match days. It is their responsibility to ensure the game is a safe, positive and enjoyable experience for all match‑goers, whether they be spectators, athletes, competitors, performers, or even members of the venue staff.

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Prioritising Sustainability: Beyond The Green

Prioritising Sustainability: Beyond The Green With sustainability targets taking a higher priority than ever for event spaces and their customers in 2024, Satino by WEPA UKI sales manager, Alasdair Sharp, highlights the importance of integrating hygiene into sustainability plans.

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The Cooling Industry Comes To InstallerSHOW

The Cooling Industry Comes To InstallerSHOW This year’s InstallerSHOW – the UK’s largest event for influential installers, specifiers and decision makers within heat, water, air and energy – will welcome the cooling industry to the NEC, Birmingham from 25th‑27th June with a host of events, lectures and discussions as we aim to inform, debate, network, and celebrate.

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Match Day Eats: The Importance Of Allergen Labelling In Stadia

Match Day Eats: The Importance Of Allergen Labelling In Stadia Zoe Richards, business solutions director at Trustwell discusses how facilities managers working in Stadia can ensure better food literacy for their visitors, ensuring food safety is upheld to the highest of standards while serving delicious, varied food options for all dietary needs.

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Portsmouth Football Club Becomes First Football Club To Provide Male Incontinence Bins Supporting Its Fans And Staff

Portsmouth Football Club Becomes First Football Club To Provide Male Incontinence Bins Supporting Its Fans And Staff Portsmouth Football Club is the first football club in the UK to support Prostate Cancer UK and phs Group’s Dispose with Dignity initiative, by providing male incontinence bins.

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La Brillante From Gaggia Is Perfectly In Step With The Times

La Brillante From Gaggia Is Perfectly In Step With The Times La Brillante is the brand‑new, fully‑automatic professional coffee machine from the iconic Gaggia Milano brand.

Gaggia Milano has created a new, fully‑automatic coffee machine, La Brillante. The aesthetic appeal of its innovative and polished design is undeniable and beneath the surface, La Brillante embraces up‑to‑the‑minute technologies that deliver peerless performance – and all within a conveniently compact footprint.

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The Digital Arena: Enhancing Connectivity For Better Stadium Management

The Digital Arena: Enhancing Connectivity For Better Stadium Management By Tom Bennett, CTO at Freshwave, a connectivity infrastructure‑as‑a‑service provider.

Live events put immense demand on mobile network capacity. With the growing demand for seamless experiences at large‑scale events, integrating digital infrastructure in stadiums not only enhances the fan experience but also boosts management efficiency and effectiveness.

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