Designated Grounds

Under the provisions of the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 (1975 Act) the local authority is responsible for issuing and enforcing a safety certificate in respect of a sports ground designated by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

These are sports grounds that, in his opinion, have accommodation for more than 10,000 spectators – 5,000 in the case of Premiership or Football League grounds in England and Wales.