Amsterdam ArenA International joins hands with ICSS to boost sport safety and security



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Amsterdam ArenA and ICSS

Amsterdam ArenA International, the consultancy branch of the iconic stadium and home of AFC Ajax, have partnered with the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) to enhance safety and security in sport.

“In line with Amsterdam ArenA International and its partners’ objectives to develop and enhance new stadia and venues, the ICSS will add its expertise in sport safety and security, including security design and operations, to help safeguard major event organisers and venues around the world,” the report says.

“Acknowledging the importance of effective safety and security standards and best practice as catalysts of venue, sport and social development, Amsterdam ArenA International and the ICSS will proactively exchange their knowledge to enhance and develop training programmes on issues relating to safety and security and training development,” it adds.

Speaking about the agreement, Henk Markerink, CEO of the Amsterdam ArenA, is quoted as saying: “The Amsterdam ArenA has developd a sustainable and innovative business model based on a strong foundation of safety and security… In partnership with the ICSS, we will be able to combine the highest levels of services and fan-experience with the highest standards of safety and security.”

Heinz Palme, Vice Director General of ICSS, adds: “By helping venues and major event organisers to develop their technical and operational requirements when it comes to security, this partnership with Amsterdam ArenA International will hopefully provide an important platform for major sport events and venue to save money and avoid investing additional resource when it comes to their security requirements.”

Both parties, the Amsterdam ArenA and the ICSS will be part of Coliseum Summit EUROPE, 23/24 February 2016, held at Amsterdam ArenA. Coliseum is the global series of sports venues business summits.




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