King Abdullah Sports City Stadium
King Abdullah Sports City (KASC) is a 60,000 capacity soccer stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Sword was awarded the contract to provide all the security and crowd management planning to the stadium in advance of its opening in May 2014, in which it hosted the Saudi Cup Final. The planning team was responsible for writing the security, crowd management and contingency plans for the stadium. The main stadium (King Abdullah International Stadium) is used for soccer reaching a full capacity of 62,241 spectators. It is the biggest stadium in Jeddah, and the second biggest in Saudi Arabia, coming after Riyadh’s King Fahd Stadium. Additionally, it is the 10th biggest stadium in the Arab World. Accompanying the innovative stadium are smaller sports venues surrounding the main stadium. It also hosts athletics and indoor sporting events indoor arenas. The contract for writing the Crowd Management plans and an independent evaluation of the performance of local staff during the inaugural event at the KASC stadium, led to a significant number of safety and security recommendations and the appointment of a dedicated Stadium Manager.
- Date October 17, 2017
- Tags Case Study, Sports