Sports ground safety licence
Apply for a sports ground safety certificate
Do I need a sports ground safety certificate?
There are two types of safety certificate.
1. General 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)
- 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 described above. This is known as a regulated stand.
2. Special safety certificate
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.
All new safety certificates for sports grounds/stadia will be the new style safety certificate which is a risk-based certificate accompanied by an operation manual prepared by the applicant.
Who can apply for a sports ground safety certificate?
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.
What is the cost for a sports ground safety certificate?
The fee will depend on the capacity of the stadium/sports ground and the amount of officer time required to attend meetings and assess the suitability of the operation manual or the event management plan in the case of a special safety certificate.
Where can I find more information about safety at sports ground certificates?
For details of the legislation see:
Need more information?
For more help and any questions contact the Public Safety Team, Regulatory Services, London Borough of Brent, Brent Civic Centre, Wembley HA9 0FJ. firstname.lastname@example.org