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A modular system for infinite possibilities
Re-inventing entry gates

A common issue we observe with many stadiums is rather long waiting lines at the entrances. It’s usually not the turnstiles that cause the bottleneck but the security checks where spectators are screened for inadmissible items.

For us this was reason enough to analyze and improve the typical security check process. After prooftesting our concept at the Allianz Arena during regular Bundesliga and Champions League matches, we are convinced that our attempt to re-think stadium entry gates has been successful.

The centrepiece of our idea is an ergonomically designed double entry gate featuring a shelf between positions and a mounting option for a garbage bag underneath where inadmissible items can be disposed of.

Feedback from stewards and visitors confirmed an improvement in both functionality and comfort.

Developing our ideas even further, we filed a patent for two different concepts that can be combined in order to place entry gates on designated escape routes and make better use of the existing space used for the entrances.

Concept 1: IO Gate – Entry gates on escape routes

Together with one of the world leaders in event infrastructure, EPS, we designed an entry gates system that can be dismantled so quickly and easily by the stewards that it can even be placed on escape routes. The shelf folds down automatically as soon as the two inner barrieres are demounted and stored on top of the two outer barriers. The resulting space is then free of any obstacles and ready to be used as an escape route once the ingress phase has ended.

Concept 2: Z Gate – Increasing capacity by 50 percent

A staggered positioning of entry gates allows for 50 percent more capacity. This set-up proves very useful to reduce the length of waiting lines, make better use of existing space, and creates more width for escape routes, particularly in case of an emergency during the ingress period.

The technology has been tested and is in use at Allianz Arena.

A modular system for infinite possibilities

The two entry gate concepts are designed to be used in combination and can be adjusted to any specific situation on-site. Crowd simulations by accu:rate give proof of the improved entry situation.

Have we got you interested? We are happy to talk to you about the optimal solution for your stadium entry system. Give us a call today!

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Thomas Albinger, Jochen Lerche
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