Safety at sports grounds certification
There are two types of certificate, a General Safety Certificate and a Special Safety Certificate.
General Safety Certificate
You must have a General Safety Certificate if you operate:
- A sports ground or stadia which holds designated sporting events and provides accommodation for more than 10,000 spectators or in the case of Premiership or Football League 5,000 spectators
- A stand at any sports ground or stadia that provides covered accommodation for 500 or more spectators that is not already covered within a designated sports ground/stadium as above. This is know as a Regulated Stand
Special Safety Certificate
You must have a Special Safety Certificate for the use of a sports ground for a specified activity or activities on a specified occasion or occasions if the activity or activities are not included within the General Safety Certificate.
Who can apply for a safety certificate?
You must be a person of good character who is authorised to represent the sports ground/stadium.
In the case of a Special Safety Certificate, the event promoter can apply.
How do I apply?
Applications can be made online.
Application for a General Safety Certificate for a Regulated Stand
Application to change a General Safety Certificate for a Regulated Stand
Application for a Special Safety Certificate
Click here for a full list of licence fees
Further information and guidance
A Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (PDF)