After the success of the London 2012 Olympic Games, London Stadium underwent a transformation to allow it to continue to host important sporting events, including the Anniversary Games and the Rugby World Cup in 2015, before becoming the permanent home of West Ham United Football Club in 2016. Now, London Stadium will be the first venue in Europe to host Major League Baseball, when the New York Yankees and the Boston Reds Sox meet at the venue in June 2019, marking the first time the sport has been played in the UK.
Part of this transformation involved the installation of entrance control security, both externally and internally. Sporting arenas accommodate thousands of visitors at every event and manually processing and checking every spectator is time consuming, which can result in long queues and frustrating delays. Installing entrance control turnstiles to process tickets allows fast throughput of authorised users while preventing any unauthorised users from gaining access. Click here to read more about the challenges and solutions to securing crowded environments, such as sporting venues.
Security Solutions, one of our trusted integrators, oversaw the stadium’s security transformation, which features a combination of full height turnstiles and half height entrance gates, totalling 108 separate access controls. Ten lanes of half height Fastlane Glasswing turnstiles and 2 lanes of Disability and Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant Fastlane Intelligates were installed at the two VIP entrance areas to the stadium.
With London Stadium set to continue to provide a lasting sporting, cultural and community legacy, and be a year-round multi-use venue welcoming millions of visitors, the entrance control turnstiles had to be reliable from day one of install, which is why Fastlane Speedgates, renowned for their long-term reliability, were chosen. Designed and manufactured by Integrated Design Limited in the UK also made Fastlane turnstiles the perfect choice for this iconic British stadium.
To find out more about the Fastlane range of products, or to arrange a visit to our demo suite at our head office in West London for a live demonstration of our range of entrance control products, please contact our team by calling +44 (0)208 890 5550 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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