Safety at sports grounds

You need this licence if you have a:

  • designated stadium with a capacity of 10,000 or more
  • designated premier and football league stadium
  • non-designated sports ground with one or more regulated stands, with a capacity of 500 or more spectators
apply for a sports ground safety certificate on the Gov.UK website apply for a sports stand safety certificate on the Gov.UK website

If you have not heard from us after 63 days of submitting your application, contact the trading standards team.

For failed applications or other issues, contact the team.

For complaints, contact the person in writing first. Contact the team if you need further help.


The Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975

The Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987

trading standards

01275 888 634

Last reviewed: Monday 15 February 2016