STREAMING EVENT SAFETY AND SECURITY
The Ageas Bowl, the home of Hampshire Cricket and the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl hotel, has partnered with Halo Solutions to streamline event safety and security at the ground. With a flexible capacity of up to 25,000, the ground regularly hosts international matches as well as local home games. The iconic stadium is also a major outdoor concert location with a show capacity of 35,000 people and has hosted some of the world’s biggest music names including Oasis, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, The Who and Billy Joel. The Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, which is also onsite, hosts conferences and events for up to 700 people.
Venue and event managers need information in real-time to enable rapid and effective decision-making and they also require robust post-event reporting to support analysis of operational performance, the reporting of incidents during and post-event can be complicated, inefficient and often delayed when applications and tools are spread across various platforms. The Ageas Bowl has partnered with Halo to resolve some of these challenges to drive value for its clients and the visitor experience.
Halo streamlines event management from the control room to the staff on the ground, seamlessly connecting multiple agencies, venue functions, and previously disconnected teams like no other system. Delivery teams can log and record incidents using Halo in real-time with user-friendly mobile and desktop applications, getting the full picture, to the right people.
Abigail Moore, Head of Operations at the Ageas Bowl says: “We’re really looking forward to working with the Halo team and implementing the system into our matches and everyday operations. Its user-friendly appearance, flexibility and ensuring our safety management is streamlined all in one place was a huge reason for us choosing Halo over other platforms. Event Safety is a continual improvement journey, the work is never done and we’re excited to take the next steps in our journey with Halo.”
Halo Solutions’ Operations Executive, Sean Gibbard, adds: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome The Ageas Bowl to the Halo Community. Their continuous efforts to improve event safety, streamline daily operations and lead industry change, proved Halo and The Ageas Bowl to be a natural partnership. I look forward to working with the team and improving health and safety for everyone, together.”