Study visit at Real Madrid, Spain

Project meeting, study visit and workshop have been organized within Safe Stadium consortium between 8th and 10th of April.

The three-day event started with project meeting, which was organized at INTA – National Institute of Aerospace Technology a Spanish Public Research Organisation. Project partners first discussed results of Research & Analysis phase (WP2), which focused on analysing needs of sport facilities in the area of CBRN safety. The research phase has almost finished and soon executive summery will be available on the website (please stay tuned). Understanding the needs of stadiums allowed partners to plan further project activities:

  • Procedures, tools, plans and guidelines in the area of CBRN safety (WP4)
  • Set of recommendation in the area of infrastructure, ICT, equipment (WP5)
  • Training materials and eLearning platform addressed to staff responsible for security (WP6)
  • System for an epidemiological enquiry (WP7)

More information about project activities can be found here.

After the meeting project, experts were hosted by the Head of Security of Real Madrid CF and the Head of Security of Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid CF stadium). The visit focused on rebuilding and renovating of the stadium and on safety and security procedures at the stadium.

The second day continued with the study visits at Real Madrid stadium. Participants had a further opportunity to speak with Heads of Security, observe the safety and security procedures put in place before, during and after the match. Participants had also a pleasure to observe the game itself.

The last day of the Madrid visit was devoted to workshops which were organized at Real Madrid Training Centre. The workshops focused on following areas of stadiums CBRN safety:

  • Vulnerability assessment,
  • Risk assessment,
  • CBRN security plan.

News about the visit can be also found at Real Madrid website.

PS: the visit at stadium was organized during La Liga match Real Madrid vs Getafe. The score of the match was 2– 0 for Real Madrid. Safe Stadium Partners congratulate the winning team!