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Birmingham City Council

Safety at Sports Grounds

Warwickshire County Cricket Club

Our commitment to safety at grounds is a result of the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 which was updated to ensure there were no repeats of the terrible Hillsborough and Bradford tragedies of the 1980s. Since working with the new safety practices there have been no safety-related incidents in any of the Birmingham's sports grounds.

Our surveyors make regular visits and attend meetings with club officials at all the major sports stadiums in the city: Aston Villa, Birmingham City and Edgbaston Cricket Club. Surveyors also attend sporting events to ensure nothing goes wrong on the day.

Safety Certificates have been issued to the three stadia which have capacities greater than 5,000. These are St. Andrews (Birmingham City FC) Villa Park (Aston Villa FC) and Edgbaston County Cricket Ground.

With the co-operation of the clubs and the emergency services, precautions are taken to ensure a reasonable standard of safety for spectators admitted to these grounds.

Match day inspections are carried out on a regular basis to ensure that the clubs are complying with the terms and conditions contained in the safety certificates.


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Birmingham City Football Club

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Warwickshire County Cricket Club

West Midlands Police