Safety at Sports Grounds

By law, if you operate a sports ground or stadium or hold a special event within a stadium you must have a safety certificate from the Council.

There are two types of safety certificate:

You must have a General Safety Certificate if you operate:

  • A sports ground or stadium which holds designated sporting events and provides accommodation for more than 10,000 spectators (more than 5,000 for Premier or Football League) or
  • A stand at any sports ground or stadium which provides covered accommodation for 500 or more spectators that is not already covered within a designated sports ground/stadium as in a) above. This is known as a regulated stand.  

You must have a Special Safety Certificate to hold a one-off event or series of events at a sports ground if the events are not already included within a General Safety Certificate for a designated sports ground/stadium.

You must be a person of good character who is authorised to represent the sports ground/stadium.

In the case of a Special Safety Certificate, the event promoter can apply.

Complete the General and Special Grounds Safety Certificate.

For 2014/2015 our fees are:

  • £1463 for a General Safety Certificate
  • £361 for Special Safety Certificates and amendments to certificates. 

For details of the legislation see:

 

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