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Safety & Security


SGSA Issues Cladding Safety Checks Guidance

Mon 3rd Jul 2017 | Safety & Security

The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) has issued guidance to sports grounds with specific reference to external cladding. The investigation into the tragedy at Grenfell Tower is ongoing and...

SGSA Response To The Increased Terror Threat Level

Wed 24th May 2017 | Safety & Security

The Sports Ground Safety Authority, the UK Government’s expert body on safety at sports grounds has issued a statement in response to the increased terror threat following events in Manchester...

Counter-Terror Preparation Essential For Stadium Security

Wed 12th Apr 2017 | Safety & Security

With the current threat from international terrorism in the UK remaining at severe - as it has done since August 2014 – and amidst Tuesday night's bomb attack on the Dortmund team bus ahead of...

Manchester United Issue Facts Around Postponed Game

Mon 16th May 2016 | Safety & Security

Manchester United have released a statement outlining ‘the facts’ surrounding the evacuation of Old Trafford on Sunday. Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said in a...

FIFA To Identify & Recruit Female Security Officers

Wed 17th Feb 2016 | Safety & Security

FIFA have said they will seek to recruit more female Security Officers in a bid to address the gender balance within the field of security. With safety and security at football events across the world...

Arsenal Fans Warned About Counterfeit Tickets

Wed 17th Feb 2016 | Safety & Security

Arsenal are warning fans to be aware of counterfeit membership cards and matchday tickets after an increasing number of fans have been found in possession of the items. The Gunners, who face Barcelona...

Football arrests hit record low for second successive year

Fri 27th Nov 2015 | Safety & Security

For the second season running, the number of arrests of football supporters were the lowest on record according to statistics published by the Home Office. Throughout the 2014/15 season, 1,873 people...

Fans Urged To Purchase Tickets From Official Sources Only

Thu 26th Nov 2015 | Safety & Security

Football fans are being warned of the dangers of purchasing matchday tickets from unofficial sources or touts in a campaign launched by the Premier League. The sale of fake and fraudulent tickets is a...

Dallmeier UK Signs Three Year Deal With FSOA

Wed 11th Nov 2015 | Safety & Security

Dallmeier, one of the world leading providers of solutions for network-based video surveillance and an expert in stadium security, has now signed a three-year sponsorship and partner agreement with...

Premier League Tackles Counterfeiters Head-on

Tue 1st Sep 2015 | Safety & Security

Premier League clubs have gathered at Emirates Stadium to highlight the issue of counterfeiting within the football industry today (1 st Sept). Last season, the Premier League seized a record number...

Football Is Much More Than Just A Game

Tue 25th Aug 2015 | Safety & Security

Football has long remained one of the most popular sports that is viewed and played across the world, with millions of people of all ages and genders immersing themselves in the drama, excitement and...

Liverpool & Juventus Mark Heysel Tragedy

Fri 29th May 2015 | Safety & Security

Today marks the 30 th anniversary of the Heysel stadium disaster which saw 39 people lose their lives. The tragedy at Heysel Stadium in 1985 which occurred ahead of the European Cup final between...

SGSA Appoints Interim Chief Executive

Tue 28th Apr 2015 | Safety & Security

Sports Grounds Safety Authority has announced Rick Riding has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive. Rick Riding will succeed Ruth Shaw on an interim basis as Chief Executive from 1 May. Ruth...

Harrogate Town Complete New Stand Hand Over

Tue 4th Nov 2014 | Safety & Security

Harrogate Town FC have completed the handing over and opening of the new stand at the Hospital End of the CNG Stadium. The project, made possible thanks to a £111,017 grant from the Football...

ICSS Expands With Launch of European Head Office

Thu 22nd May 2014 | Safety & Security

The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) is to expand its global strategy and operations with a European Head Office. With its growing portfolio of European partners in the field of sport...

Kick Off Delay To Mark 25th Anniversary Of Hillsborough

Fri 21st Mar 2014 | Safety & Security

English football to mark 25th anniversary of Hillsborough stadium disaster. As a mark of respect and remembrance for those who lost their lives as a result of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in...

Case Dropped Against Spurs Fans For Using Y Word

Mon 10th Mar 2014 | Safety & Security

Three Tottenham Hotspur fans charged with a racially aggravated public order offence for using the words 'Yid Army' at a football match have had the charges discontinued against them. In a statement...

Hodgson Expresses World Cup Security Concerns

Thu 20th Feb 2014 | Safety & Security

Roy Hodgson has expressed concern over fan safety at the World Cup in Brazil this year. The England Manager has been in Manaus as part of preparations ahead of the tournament which sees England take...

Football Related Arrests Increase 4%

Wed 9th Oct 2013 | Safety & Security

The number of football related arrests increased during the 2012-13 season according to the latest figures released by the Home Office today. During 2012-13 season the number arrests in connection...

PFA chief calls for crowd control netting to protect players

Mon 10th Dec 2012 | Safety & Security

Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor has called for crowd control netting to protect players following trouble in Sunday's Manchester derby. Manchester United's Rio...

Stewart Regan receives threats over Rangers

Wed 1st Aug 2012 | Safety & Security

SFA chief executive Stewart Regan revealed he was visited by counter-terrorism police officers after receiving threats over the Rangers crisis. Regan was heavily criticised for his handling of the...

Polish National Tourist Office Hits Back at BBC

Wed 30th May 2012 | Safety & Security

The Polish Ministry of Interior has hit back at the portrayal of the county’s football fans in the BBC’s Panorama programme. The progamme aired on the 28 th May featured scenes of racial...

Showsec Supports Football Safety Officers Association

Wed 14th Mar 2012 | Safety & Security

The Football Safety Officers Association (FSOA) announced a five year deal with Showsec becoming the Official Main Partner at its Spring Conference, as of March 1st, 2012. The Football Safety Officers...

Football fixtures cancelled following nights of violence

Tue 9th Aug 2011 | Safety & Security

England ’s international friendly against Holland at Wembley tomorrow night has been called off as police and officials met to discuss the impact of the London riots which have stretched the...

Changes in Society Inspire Launch of Innovative Panic Room Business

Thu 7th Jul 2011 | Safety & Security

Against a backdrop of rising terrorism, cross-border migration and disparity between haves and have not’s, the Panic Room Company has devised a cutting-edge concept in personal protection....