Following an open tender process, London Stadium has appointed Arena Group to install safety rails for more than 3,000 spectators. The rails will be installed in the South Stand (Sir Trevor Brooking Stand) to ensure the safety of both home and away supporters for Premier League matches at London Stadium, in line with guidance from the Sport Ground Safety Authority (SGSA).
West Ham United, the SGSA and the licensing authority, LB Newham have all been consulted and support the move, which will see the new rails installed later this season.
Terry Smith, Managing Director of Arena Seating said: “Arena Seating have been at the forefront of the temporary and permanent seating sector for nearly 50 years, our expertise in stadia development is unique. With undoubtedly the largest dedicated team of seating specialists in the UK, we offer truly bespoke and highly tailored solutions.
“We are delighted to continue our innovative partnership with London Stadium, taking their challenging briefs for bespoke seating solutions from concept through to design and build is what we thrive on. The new safety rails will deliver further improvements to the London Stadium visitor experience ensuring fans can enjoy events from the comfort of their seats, with great sight lines and most importantly, safely.”
“This is just one of a series of measures to improve the safety and seating configuration at the venue. We look forward to fans returning for the football, rugby, athletics and concerts, once Covid-19 restrictions allow us to do so.”