Wolverhampton Wanderers to improve match day safety measures
As a result of recent terror attack nationally and internationally, the Council of Wolverhampton City voted to bring in a series of safety measures across the city to reduce vulnerability of pedestrians including around Molineux Stadium. The new measures comprise an installation of security barrier systems at different locations around Wolverhampton Wanders Molineux’ Stadium.
Authorities including the Sports Ground Safety Authority, the Police and Counter Terrorism authorities, have been advising football clubs and local authorities to assess the threat posed by possible vehicle attacks on match days.
The installation of the new measures is set to take place the first half of 2018 and will be funded by the City Council. Until then, a series of temporary measures such as road closures around the stadium wille made on match days.
"The measures outlined relating to improving matchday safety have been discussed between ourselves and all the different key agencies for a considerable length of time. As outlined when making the initial announcement concerning plans for the new matchday measures, our prime motivation is to increase, and do our utmost, to ensure spectator safety."
Laurie Dalrymple, Managing Director
On 7-8 November, ESSMA members will assemble during the Safety Management Workshop at Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park.