Olympic Stadium crowd control

MQT on 2016-05-25
Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Question By: 
Keith Prince
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What considerations have you, MOPAC and the Metropolitan Police Service made with regards to the controlling and safety of both football supporters and shoppers in the area surrounding the Olympic Stadium following West Ham Football Club's transfer there?


Answer for Olympic Stadium crowd control

Answer for Olympic Stadium crowd control

Answered By: 
The Mayor

E20 LLP, the joint venture owned by LLDC and London Borough of Newham, has appointed London Stadium 185 (LS185), part of the Vinci Group, to operate the Stadium on its behalf.

LS185 has had extensive discussions with the MPS, Westfield Stratford City, TfL, LB Newham and other parties to ensure that all the necessary arrangements are in place. A Stadium Safety Advisory Group has been established to oversee the safe management of all events at the venue and LB Newham's Licensing Committee will have taken into account the views of the MPS when granting a licence for the football matches.