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Natural Turf STMA

Get in the game

The STMA’s Environmental Committee chair Jimmy Simpson reveals why recognizing industry efforts to be environmentally responsible is important. 

Opinion Safe standing

Safe standing and controlled crowding

Kat Steinberg, associate director for sports and events at Movement Strategies, explains how standing in stadia has evolved, and underlines the value of gathering and analyzing crowd event data

Opinion Chris Gill

Managing risk

Chris Gill, risk management expert at QBE Business Insurance, discusses the unique challenge of preparing stadia for major sporting events

Opinion

Destination 2020

Jake Edwards, president of the United Soccer League, outlines the organization’s ambitious project to boost soccer-specific stadia occupancy across the 29 teams

Opinion

Team strategy

The danger of a terrorist attack at a sports venue requires operators to take a structured approach to stadium safety, explains security expert Jeffrey Miller

Opinion

Man with a plan

Denver Broncos head turf manager Chris Hathaway talks Stadia through his team’s five-week plan for maintaining Sports Authority Field

Opinion

Parallel planning

Rio’s Olympic experience has only just begun, explains Bill Hanway, executive vice president at AECOM, who led the masterplans of both the Rio and London Olympic Games