Old Trafford Fans’ Invasion Puts Stadium Security in the Spotlight

Richard Jenkins latest article in Football and Stadium Management on the recent Old Trafford security breach The recent security breach at Manchester United’s Old Trafford on 2nd May resulting in the postponement of their Premier League football match with Liverpool put stadium security firmly in the spotlight.

Although unusual, such events serve as a reminder of the need for adequate security measures and staffing resources at stadiums and large scale events, highlighting how appropriate, cost-effective services provided by third party certificated providers can help to address and prevent such incidents. For instance, NSI companies approved to design, install, commission and maintain CCTV surveillance systems must comply with NSI’s Code of Practice NCP 104, assuring stadia and facilities managers of an expert assessment of security risks and operational needs, along with providing a detailed design proposal to ensure exacting specific site risks are sufficiently addressed.

Read the full article in Football and Stadium Management in which NSI considers the stadium security issues this incident raises.