Stadium + Arena Design Consulting

There is a delicate balance between visual and functional design. The visual design of a stadium is often a primary talking point for the media and members of the community. The more interesting and unique the design, the greater the interest. As you’ve seen during broadcasts on national television, cameras will often pan over a stadium via a blimp or drone. Announcers will highlight the design and other noteworthy features that a new or redesigned stadium offers. Clearly, visuals are important.

Behind the scenes, the infrastructure and logistics of a stadium are most critical. Although visual design impresses attendees and the public, functional design ensures the success of an event. This is where our consulting team truly shines. Having managed events of various types and scales, we understand the role of stadium functionality better than anyone.

Delivering security keeps us current on the true application of security technologies, physical security applications, and security operations giving us an operational differentiator we believe to be significant in the design process of a new facility, renovation or delivery of best in class event security.


When working with facility operators and architectural design teams our  experts focus on ensuring the design team and/or security team addresses and considers specific topics related to top DHS threat scenarios. Mitigation strategies include but are not limited to:

  • Video surveillance design/layout and operations
  • Traditional and biometric access control systems
  • Intrusion detection
  • Vehicle mitigation design (bollards, wedges)
  • Vehicle setback distances and blast mitigation prevention
  • CPTED anti-vehicle capabilities
  • Metal detection design, implementation and training
  • Crowd management planning and queuing
  • Event operations center development

The design process is supported by the experience needed to develop Operational Security plans, policies and procedures in conjunction with ownership and the facility management team.  The ability to develop these in parallel with the design process assists in the design and limits the changes needed as the project advances from design to completion.  These include but are not limited to:

  • Security Concept of Operations (CONOPS) integrated approach to:
  • Facility Security Plan – policies and procedures, post orders for event day and non event day
  • Emergency Operations Plan
  • Quality Control Plan
  • Local agency integration and support
  • Training
  • Readiness Exercising

Our team of experts will work closely with you as a valued team member and at times a force multiplier. We are familiar with and prepared to meet the demands of design review and preparation of planning documentation.

Security + Safety Technologies

Effective stadium planning requires the integration of modern solutions to balance security and the guest experience. Stadium design plans require effective solutions for the placement of hardware and screening stations for both vehicles and attendees. Metal detectors, cameras, thermal imaging, scanning tools, and similar devices should be strategically placed for optimal detection. Entry and exit points layout and design to efficiently facilitate screening processes without restricting traffic flows. Proven technologies for security staff to monitor inputs and quickly respond to issues are among the most important considerations for both event planners and attendees. Our team is prepared for this challenge and will help you incorporate effective safety and security measures throughout your property.

Crowd Management

Crowd management is where the art meets the science. The science is putting the best plans together based on the expected outcomes of the event.  The art is being able to prevent problems by understanding the overall event plan and having a team that has years of experience and can think ahead when the plans change and react in an instant to provide the best guest experience possible.  Our team of industry leaders in event planning apply both industry best practices and modern approaches to deliver the art and the science to your events.