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G4S Events Secures Major Rugby Venues in Leeds

G4S Secure Solutions (UK And Ireland) : 15 February, 2010  (Application Story)
Leeds Rhinos and Leeds Carnegie are securing their events and rugby supporters using G4S Events services including guarding and stewarding, vehicle screening and ticket checking on match days
G4S Events (G4S), a European independent security and stewarding provider, has secured a three year contract to provide services for Leeds Rhinos and Leeds Carnegie.

The contract, involving the employment of up to 200 G4S staff on match days, will see G4S provide a range of services at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium. These services will include site security, pedestrian and vehicle search, ticket checking, hospitality stewarding and provision of a safety officer on match days. G4S will also be providing bespoke technologies to aid reporting and site management.

As part of this contract, G4S will be responsible for the safety and security of over 300,000 rugby fans a year.

Mark Hamilton, Managing Director, G4S Events, said: "We're delighted to have signed this contract and very much look forward to working with Leeds Rugby over the coming years. G4S Events has a very strong background in providing security and stewarding at major sporting events and we're confident of being able to provide an excellent service for both Leeds Carnegie and Leeds Rhinos, and, ultimately, those attending their fixtures."

Leeds Rugby Chief Executive Gary Hetherington, said: "G4S was able to offer us an integrated and all round solution that included Risk Management and environmental consultancy. Their management team have extensive experience of providing event security at major sporting venues and this along with their commitment to employing from the local community made them far and away the best choice for us."

Headingley Carnegie Stadium, the home of Leeds Rhinos and Leeds Carnegie has a capacity of 20,500.

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