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1st Edition

Sports and Safety Management

ISBN 9780750643511
Published October 12, 1999 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

Sport and Safety Management is a comprehensive and practical handbook for all involved with the safe management of sporting events.

Disasters such as Hillsborough have concentrated managers' minds on public safety and crowd control at all major events. Sport and Safety Management provides necessary advice and guidance for all such managers. Contributions from leading academics and practitioners in the sports management field, bring together all the strands of research, best practice and advice for managing the safety of all sports stadia.

Sport and Safety Management is ideal for practitioners, planners and all those studying or interested in the subject. Whilst focusing on the British experience, this book is an essential source of learning for the international world of public assembly facilities management.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jack Crawford; Introduction - Beyond football hooliganism (Steve Frosdick); The failure of 'legislation by crisis' (Dominic Elliott, Steve Frosdick & Denis Smith); Accountability - Risk as blame (Steve Frosdick); The changing face of criminal liability (Lynne Walley); Who is liable?: a police perspective (Alan Beckley); The origins and role of the Football Licensing Authority (John de Quidt); Theory - Waiting for the next one: management attitudes to safety in the UK football industry (Dominic Elliott & Denis Smith); Understanding cultural complexity (Steve Frosdick & Gerald Mars); Cultural complexity in the British stadia safety industry (Steve Frosdick); Safety cultures in British sports grounds (Steve Frosdick); Practice - Designing for safety (Steve Frosdick); Safety risks in stadia and sports grounds (Mel Highmore); Crowd risks in sports grounds (Clive Warne); Risky business (Glyn Wootton and Peter Mills); The evolution of safety management and stewarding at football grounds (Steve Frosdick and John Sidney); Playing away in Europe (Steve Frosdick, Mike Holford and John Sidney); Policing Euro '96 (Bryan Drew); Vision - The strategic development of sports safety management (Steve Frosdick); Managing risk in public assembly facilities (Steve Frosdick); How are we doing? where are we going? (Lynne Walley); Useful addresses; Index.

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Steve Frosdick is a company director and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bradford Management Centre. He is a Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and an Associate Member of the Football Safety Officers' Association.

Lynne Walley is an academic lawyer with interests in criminal law and juvenile offending. She is the Deputy Head of the Centre for Public Services Management and Research at Staffordshire University.


'I was interested to read Steve Frosdick and Lynne Walley's recent book on Sport and Safety Management. I feel sure it will be a useful reference tool for all those involved in sports grounds safety.'
Tony Banks MP, Minister for Sport