This document library contains a collection of useful guidance documents on safety and security at sports grounds. All are available for download elsewhere but we hope that practitioners and students will find it useful to have the documents and their citations available in one place.
Sports Grounds Safety Authority (2013) Guidance Regarding the Handling of Pyrotechnics (Flares, Smoke Bombs and Fireworks) in Sports Grounds. London: Sports Grounds Safety Authority (7 pages).
Council of the European Union (2010) Council Conclusions Adopting the 2011-2013 EU Work Programme on Minimising Safety, Security and Public Order Risks in Connection With Sports Events, in Particular Football Matches, With an International Dimension. Brussels: Council of the European Union (14 pages).
Football Licensing Authority (2010) Guide to the Safety Certification of Sports Grounds. London: Football Licensing Authority (64 pages).
National Policing Improvement Agency (2010) Guidance on Policing Football. London: National Policing Improvement Agency on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers (61 pages).
Premier League (2010) Persistent Standing and Crowd Safety. London: The Premier League (2 pages).
Football Association (2010) Crowd Management Measures: FA Good Practice Guide for Football Clubs. London: The Football Association (31 pages).
Official Journal of the European Union (2010) Council Resolution of 3 June 2010 Concerning an Updated Handbook With Recommendations For International Police Cooperation and Measures to Prevent and Control Violence and Disturbances in Connection With Football Matches With an International Dimension, in Which at Least One Member State is Involved. Brussels: Council of the European Union (21 pages).
The Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College (2009) Understanding Crowd Behaviours: Guidance and Lessons Identified. York: The Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College (147 pages).
House of Commons Home Affairs Committee (2009) The Cost of Policing Football Matches. London: The Stationery Office (37 pages).
Security Industry Authority (2008) Guidance on the Private Security Act 2001. London: Security Industry Authority (32 pages).
Department for Culture, Media and Sport (2008) Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Fifth Edition). London: The Stationery Office (232 pages).
Council of Europe (2008) Checklist of Measures to be Taken by the Organisers of Professional Sporting Events and by the Public Authorities. Strasbourg: Council of Europe (33 pages).
Football Against Racism in Europe (2008) Racist and Neo-Nazi Symbols in Football: A Training Manual for Stewards and Security Staff. FARE (32 pages).
FIFA (2008) Safety Regulations. Zurich: Fédération Internationale de Football Association (36 pages).
UEFA (2006) UEFA Safety and Security Regulations. Nyon: Union des associations européennes de football (21 pages).
UEFA and Football Against Racism in Europe (2006) Tackling Racism in Club Football: A Guide For Clubs. Nyon: Union des associations européennes de football (18 pages).
NaCTSO (2006) Counter Terrorism Protective Security Advice for Stadia and Arenas. London: National Counter Terrorism Security Office (62 pages).
COT (2005) Good Practices for Safe and Secure Major Sporting Events: Experiences and Lessons From UEFA EURO 2004. Den Haag: COT Institute for Safety and Crisis Management. (217 pages).
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UEFA (2004) UEFA Delegate’s Handbook. Nyon: Union des associations européennes de football (62 pages).
IAAM (2002) Safety and Security Task Force Best Practices Planning Guide – Arenas, Stadiums, Amphitheaters. Coppell TX: Center for Venue Management Studies (26 pages).
Home Office (2001) Guidance Notes for the Procurement of CCTV for Public Safety at Football Grounds (Second Edition). Horsham: Home Office Police Scientific Development Branch (34 pages).
Council of Europe (1985) European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehaviour at Sports Events and in Particular at Football Matches. Strasbourg: Council of Europe (8 pages).