Crowds of people have risk potential – external order provides security
63,000 fans in the Allianz Arena, 70,000 watching on open air screens in the Olympiapark, 30,000 on the Theresienwiese and innumerable people scattered around Munich – in pubs, bars and beer gardens. Because FC Bayern Munich would be competing in the Champions League Final in their home stadium, the whole of Munich was one big party zone. At the start of planning it was unclear – as was also the case with the transportation concept – which teams would reach the final. So all possible finalist combinations had to be thought through and safety concepts developed accordingly. The most important questions: Which potential risks do the fans of the different teams bring and how will they be arriving?
Working closely with the security agencies, in particular with the police department, the district administration and the fire prevention department, various scenarios were reviewed. Each different scenario and each arrival route of the fans would result in different potential fan streams which would need to be channelled and guided harmoniously and peacefully to their destinations. Companeer developed a concept which included illustrations. This was continuously coordinated and adjusted with the UEFA and the clubs still in the competition. The construction measures such as segregation; single access entry control systems, fan guidance systems in the arena and the surrounding area were planned in every detail by Companeer, then tendered and contracted. Companeer’s concept served as a foundation for the resource planning of the responsible security agencies.
- Establishing requirements in collaboration with the security agencies
- Concept coordination with the interfaces (e.g. transportation concept)
- Planning and illustrations of the safety concepts
- Ongoing alignment with the changing requirements
- Presentation and discussion with the potential finalists
- Planning, tendering, contracting of construction work