Step forward “The Stadium & Event Safety Strategic Alliance”
Patriot One, Los Angeles Football Club and Banc of California Stadium have announced an innovative expansion of their partnership to enhance security and arena safety at Banc of California Stadium. Together, they will form “The Stadium & Event Safety Strategic Alliance”.
The Alliance will utilise groundbreaking security technology to turn Banc of California Stadium into a global showcase venue to advance the vision of safety and security for public gathering spaces.
Phil Lancaster, SVP of Business Development & Government Relations for Patriot One, developer of the PATSCAN™ Multi-Sensor Threat Detection Platform, said:
The objective of ‘The Stadium & Event Safety Strategic Alliance’ is to establish a consortium of professional sports, and stadium security professionals to evaluate and pilot new physical security technologies, including those focused on health and safety due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown. The Group will also invite thought leaders within the Event and Professional Sports Safety and Security space to participate and discuss ways in which these new innovations can help shape the future of large-scale events, while mitigating acts of terrorism, active shooters, and viral and contagious threats.
By implementing Patriot One’s PATSCAN Platform, LAFC and Banc of California Stadium will continue to be an industry leader in event safety, and the Alliance will work with other professional sports organisations and stadiums around the world to share information on safety and security strategies.
Christian Lau, Chief Technology Officer for LAFC and Banc of California Stadium, said:
We’re excited to participate in the creation of this new strategic Alliance. Our venue in the heart of Los Angeles will become the center for new and innovative physical and health threat identification and detection technologies, and we are looking forward to facilitating direct collaboration with other venues and teams around the world.
Patriot One will implement its PATSCAN Multi-Sensor Threat Detection Platform modules at Banc of California Stadium beginning in June 2020. In addition, Patriot One will deploy its newest health and safety threat identification and detection modules – PATSCAN VRS-T Thermal Elevated Body Temperature and PATSCAN VRS-HS Facial Mask Detection modules – during this same period.
About Los Angeles Football Club
The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) plays in Major League Soccer (MLS), the topflight of football in the United States and Canada. Coming off a record-breaking season in 2019, LAFC is dedicated to building a world-class soccer club that represents the diversity of Los Angeles and is committed to delivering an unrivalled experience for fans. LAFC’s ownership group is comprised of local leaders and innovators of industry with intellectual capital, financial prowess, operations expertise and success in the fields of entertainment, sports, technology and media. LAFC is invested in the world’s game and Los Angeles, constructing and developing the 22,000 seat Banc of California Stadium and a state-of-the-art training centre on the campus of Cal State Los Angeles.
About Banc of California Stadium
Banc of California Stadium is the first, new open-air stadium built in LA since 1962 and boasts a 22,000-seat capacity. The stadium is one of the most technically advanced buildings in the world and serves as a test facility for many partners and technology companies developing proof of concept ideas that will be a guiding force for the future of guest experiences in stadiums and large venues worldwide.
Image, courtesy: Banc of California Stadium / LAFC
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