Sporting venues 

For any sporting venue, the safety of visitors and staff is the single most important factor. The larger the size and capacity of the venue, the more complex the security solution will be.

At Venture Security, we have been working with sporting venues and their events teams for more than a decade; from planning and delivering crowd safety and management for racecourses through to security for match days at high level football clubs.

Our aim is to support sporting venues to enhance the customer experience, by ensuring visitors have a safe, secure and enjoyable visit.

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Our key services include:

  • Crowd safety planning and management
  • Safety officer provision
  • Event control/Loggist provision
  • SIA licensed and unlicensed stewards
  • Zone Ex / Last mile planning for spectator movement to and from the site
  • Capacity and circulation management
  • Asset protection
  • Response teams
  • Lost child / vulnerable person liaison
  • VIP and VVIP protection
  • Manned entrance points
  • Access search
  • Cash movement           

Security management

Our management team has a wealth of experience in working at a variety of events and sporting venues, and can provide assistance in crowd control and dynamics, risk assessments, emergency preparedness, first aid and fire safety and, lost child procedures, as well as writing and reviewing event plans. We can provide unbiased advice on all aspects of safety and security.

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Staff selection & training

Every Venture security operative is fully vetted, trained and licensed by the SIA. Employees are carefully handpicked and screened in line with BS7858. Specialist roles, such as child liaison undergo ten year background and Enhanced DBS checks.

Our employees are trained to perform their role with the highest level of professionalism, in order to make guests and staff feel welcome, as well as secure. Due to the bespoke nature of sporting venues team members receive general safety as well as cascaded task specific briefings, specific to the circumstances in which they will be working and are also given training in conflict management, offering you unrivalled support.

Security staff are issued with all necessary equipment, including radios, uniforms and high-visibility clothing, to ensure they are always fully prepared. They are then supported throughout by our experienced central management team.

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Salisbury Racecourse

Salisbury Racecourse, located in Wiltshire, plays host to 16 race days annually. With a choice of three enclosures, spectator numbers can reach up to 9,000. Venture has handled security for Salisbury Racecourse since 2014, providing a 50-stong team that includes security officers, car park attendants and event stewards.