Safety First at YTL Arena

We welcome the news that Manchester City Council has recently agreed to implement new rules ensuring public venues and spaces undergo counter-terror training and implement specific security policies. 

We are committed to ensuring that security at YTL Arena is of the highest standard. The safety of visitors, be they fans, staff, performers or stage crew is at the forefront of and integral to our plans. 

There will be phased points as people arrive at the venue, including ‘airport-style’ checks, bag checks and CCTV.  

Managing director of YTL Arena, Andrew Billingham, said: ‘The threat of terrorist attacks on major venues is very real and our operational plans put safety first. Our security checks are thorough and comprehensive, and fully integrated into the design and customer journey to ensure a safe but enjoyable experience. We are aiming for zero queues, but safety will always come first.’  

There will be a dedicated access for deliveries, events vehicles and staff, with a separate security regime. 

Following the terrorist attack on Manchester arena in 2017, Manchester City Council has recently agreed to implement Martyn’s Law, which would compel public venues and spaces to undergo counter-terror training and implement specific security policies. 

The law is named after Martyn Hett, one of the victims of the Manchester attack. 

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