The European Football Championship 2020, or UEFA EURO 2020, is the sixteenth edition of the four-yearly football tournament. And that sixteenth edition is extra special. UEFA, in consultation with the 55 potentially participating countries, decided during a video conference to move the European Championship to the summer of 2021 and to divide the matches among eleven host countries. Including the Netherlands. In the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam. That is the location where we provided security with GELAN Safety Solutions. Another event with international allure that we are very proud of.
UEFA EURO 2020
”During the EUROPEAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP, WHERE AMSTERDAM WAS ONE OF THE PLAY CITIES IN 2021, GELAN EQUIPMENT WAS USED AROUND THE JOHAN CRUIJFF ARENA. GELAN HAS PROVED TO BE A RELIABLE PARTNER THAT HAS DEMONSTRATED A HIGH DEGREE OF PROFESSIONALITY AND FLEXIBILITY. WE LOOK BACK ON A PLEASANT COOPERATION.Willem HegenCrowd Services Manager Johan Cruijff ArenA
International football event
Eleven European countries will host the UEFA EURO 2020 in 2021. In the cities of Amsterdam (Netherlands), Baku (Azerbaijan), Bucharest (Romania), Copenhagen (Denmark), Glasgow (Scotland), London (England), Munich (Germany) , Rome (Italy), Saint Petersburg (Russia) and Seville (Spain) several matches are played. With walkthrough metal detectors, handheld metal detectors from Garret Security, baggage scanners from Adani and VMI, we have guaranteed the safety of the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam. Visitors were checked for suspicious objects through the walkthrough metal detectors. Baggage and supplies were checked by various X-Ray scanners. These security methods are very accurate and at the same time promote a safe and smooth flow of both persons and objects.
About Johan Cruijf ArenA Amsterdam
The Johan Cruijf ArenA in Amsterdam facilitates high-profile football matches, spectacular concerts and business events. And the organization of the ArenA is proud of that. That is why they want to be the best with the stadium when it comes to fan experience, mobility, safety, sustainability, facility management and digitization. And as the organization says: “We think that
innovation makes the difference. It is our ambition to be a state-of-the-art stadium now and in the future”.
GELAN secures UEFA EURO 2020
“Each host country is responsible for the security of the stadium concerned. We are very pleased that we can take on this task for the Amsterdam ArenA with GELAN Safety Solutions,” says Marc Lybaart. And Frits Dorna adds: “Securing an international event is a logistical task. We look at various aspects that can influence the safety of spectators and participants and try to respond as efficiently as possible with our advanced equipment. We want to guarantee safety, but not create unnecessary queues and/or accumulations. Ensuring safety should be as smooth as possible for both spectator and participant.”
Security of your event
GELAN Safety Solutions is part of GELAN Detectiesystemen B.V. GELAN has specialized since 1978 in advanced detection equipment for the security of locations and events. We are an official importer of Garrett Security, known for the Olympic Games where they can call themselves ‘official supplier’, and of Ebinger detection equipment, known for, among other things, visitation detectors for prisons, penitentiaries and airports. Our range includes metal detection gates, visitation detectors, inspection mirrors, letter bomb detectors and stethoscopes. With high-quality products and our knowledge base, we ensure that your location or event is professionally secured.