We take the safety and security of sports grounds very seriously. 

You will need to apply for a licence to run or carry out activities in or around grounds and other covered stands.

Safety certificates

Sports grounds which hold more than 10,000 people must be certified. You will also need a safety certificate for any covered stand that holds 500 or more spectators, even if it doesn’t need a safety certificate. A certificate can cover more than one stand.

Before you apply you should read the regulations on sports grounds


Please contact us for an application form


We will send a copy of your application to the Sheffield Safety Advisory Group (SAG). This includes:

  • South Yorkshire Police
  • South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
  • Our Building Standards team
  • Our Health and Safety team
  • South Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

You can download the agreed policy and procedures of the Group below.

Enforcement Policy

You can download our enforcement policy below. This sets out what you can expect from us if you become a licence holder.

We are a part of the European network for delivering information relating to doing business in the European Economic Area. For full information on the EU Services Directive and Points of Single Contact for other member states from the European Commission.

Licensing Team

Ask us a question

0114 273 4264

Block C
Staniforth Road Depot

S9 3HD

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