Football: Strict regulations, enforcement to keep fans safe in Singapore stadiums

Singapore Premier League clubs are responsible for the security and safety arrangements at their respective home grounds. PHOTO: ST FILE
A stampede outside the National Stadium in 1977 resulted in a man dying of a heart attack and 44 others injured. PHOTO: ST FILE
According to news reports, the police deployed about 500 men and 15 dogs to control a crowd of over 40,000, but to no avail. PHOTO: ST FILE
According to news reports, the police deployed about 500 men and 15 dogs to control a crowd of over 40,000, but to no avail. PHOTO: ST FILE
The aftermath of the stampede outside the National Stadium in 1977. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Bag checks, regulations to ban dangerous items, as well as security personnel are in place to maintain order at professional football matches in Singapore.

While national agency Sport Singapore operates the stadiums that are used for the Singapore Premier League (SPL), the clubs are responsible for the security and safety arrangements at their respective home grounds under SPL regulations.

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