Concession Facilities at Sports Grounds

This document provides further guidance on the matters to be considered when concession and other allied services are provided at sports grounds.

The guidance covers:

  • catering and hospitality;
  • mobile and fast food stalls,
  • TV and radio broadcast equipment and facilities,
  • betting and gambling facilities,
  • programme and publication sales and,
  • souvenir and other retail shops and kiosks.

Guide to Concessions at Sports Grounds

Tools and resources

Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds During Construction

Guidance on how to ensure that reasonable standards of public safety can be maintained whilst construction operations are in progress.

Guide to Electrical and Mechanical Services at Sports Grounds

Detailed advice on electrical and mechanical services at sports grounds for Certifying Authorities and for those responsible for crowd safety at sporting events.

Temporary Demountable Structures

This guidance from the Institution of Structural Engineers provide guidance on the procurement, design, erection and use of temporary demountable structures.

Accessible Stadia

A good practice guide to accessibility and the design of facilities to meet the needs of disabled spectators and other users.

Alternative uses of Sports Grounds

Alternative Uses provides guidance to stadium owners, operators, local authorities, promoters and event organisers to help adapt existing sports grounds to safely accommodate a range of events.

Concourses

Our Concourses document contains helpful information including advice on occupancy levels and floor space factors.

Guidance

Dynamic Performance and Testing of Grandstands

Dynamic performance requirements for permanent grandstands subject to crowd action - Interim guidance on assessment and design.The principal advice given in the Guidance concerns the recommended vertical natural frequencies and horizontal load resistance of grandstands considered necessary to provide the safety and comfort of the public at a range of sporting and other entertainment events.

When should the first annual inspection and structural appraisal be undertaken at a new, or recently completed, stadium?

It is usual that the safety certificate or operations manual will require ground management to obtain every 12 months , a report from a competent person that the structural elements have been inspected and found to be adequate.