Article 39 Doors and gates - Safety and Security

UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Content Type
Technical Regulations
Specific Regulations
Safety and Security
Enforcement Date
15 June 2019

The match organiser must take measures to ensure that:

  1. all exit doors and gates in the stadium, and all gates leading from the spectator areas into the playing area, remain unlocked while spectators are in the stadium;

  2. each of these doors and gates is attended at all times by a specially appointed steward, to guard against abuse and ensure immediate escape routes in the event of an emergency evacuation;

  3. none of these doors or gates may be locked with a key under any circumstances;

  4. in the case of exit doors and perimeter gates that are controlled and opened remotely by electronic or magnetic means, the control of the functioning of such mechanism must be located in the stadium control room. The remote opening system must be tested before each match in the stadium.