About the SGSA
The Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) is the world leader in spectator safety at sports grounds. We work with governments, national and international governing bodies of sports, local organising committees, leagues, venues and clubs, as well as stadia architects and designers to minimise risk and help deliver safe events. Put simply, our purpose is to ensure sports grounds are safe for everyone.
We produce Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (otherwise known as the Green Guide), now in its sixth edition, which is recognised globally as the definitive statement of best practice.
The SGSA is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. As the UK Government’s expert body of sports ground safety, we have a statutory responsibility to regulate local authorities in their oversight of safety at all football grounds in the Premier League and the English Football League, as well as at Wembley and the Principality Stadium. We also issue licences to these stadia to enable them to admit spectators.
We also have an expanded role to provide advice and support for other sports both in the UK and internationally. This includes:
- Strategic advice, including diagnosing physical infrastructure and safety management risks to existing, new and refurbished stadiums.
- Proactive action planning to enable sports bodies/grounds to develop and enhance spectator safety.
- Educating to plan and prepare for challenging scenarios through the provision of training and scenario planning programmes.