Essays on Ewood Park Stadium Crisis Management Case Study

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The paper 'Ewood Park Stadium Crisis Management" is a good example of a management case study. An emergency  may occur any time and there should be a well laid down plan that ensures that it is contained with minimal risks. Terrorism, civil unrest and power failure are some of the emergencies that can occur at any time. Thus, the aim of this report is to analyze the emergency plan that is in place at Ewood Park Stadium. The report analyzes the stadium and brings out the ability that the contingency plan can fulfil.

At the end of the paper, recommendations are analyzed to ensure that the contingency plan fully solves any emergency problem. 2.0 Analysis of the Stadium 2.1 Structural Design There are four sections in the Ewood Park stadium. The four sections are grouped into two and one tier stands. The two-tier stands are the Darwen End, Jack Walker and the Blackburn End stand. The one-tier stand, which is the fourth stand, is the CIS. It is located at the Ewood Park, which is next to the Nuttall Street at Blackburn town.

The stadium was completed in 1882 and has a sitting capacity of 31,154 persons (Contingency Plan). 2.2 Stadium Use Blackburn Rovers football club uses the stadium as a football pitch since 1890; initially, they were located at Leamington Road. The pitch itself measures 115 yards by 76 yards. The stadium has hosted of late various international matches, which includes the Women Euro 2005, whereby three matches were played. The stadium is well equipped and has the facilities that support the utilization of the stadium both day and night time (Blackburn Rovers Club). 3.0 Legislation Control Various legislative and statutory requires that the government has a guideline to manage and maintain safety.

The legislative that plays import roles in ensuring safety in the stadium include: General Safety Certificate Safety at Sports Grounds Act 1975 Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds – Green Guide Club Safety Policy – Fire Service Inspectorate 2002 The most important legislation is the Green Guide that contains regulations on the operation of playgrounds. Some of the provisions that are contained in the Green Guide include fire escapes, crash barriers, gangways and adequate structural design.

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