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Sports ground safety certificate

Licence summary

If you operate a sports ground in England, Scotland or Wales that holds more than 10,000 spectators, you may be required to hold a safety certificate.

A safety certificate may be either:

  • a general safety certificate issued for the use of a sports ground for a specified activity, or activities, during an indefinite period
  • a special safety certificate for the use of a sports ground for a specified activity or activities on a specified occasion or occasions

Safety certificates are obtained from Hampshire County Council.

You must comply with any terms or conditions attached to a certificate.

This is a function of Hampshire County Council. (external website)

Trade Associations

Federation of Sports and Play Associations (FSPA) (external website)
Scottish Sports Association (SSA) (external website)

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