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Worked examples – capacity calculations

As has been long established, the principal objective of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds is to provide guidance on the calculation of how many people can be safely accommodated within a ground while it is hosting an event, sporting or otherwise.

Such a calculation is the most important step towards the achievement of reasonable safety.

We have published three worked examples show the capacity calculations for a typical ground designed to host:

  • Football or rugby
  • Cricket
  • Racecourse

These should be read in conjunction with Chapter 2 and Figures 1 and 2 of the Green Guide.

Capacity calculations can be presented in different formats, for example as spreadsheets. However all the steps identified here must nevertheless be followed.

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