When game day arrives, operations teams execute plans to handle the serious congestion events bring. Successfully managing traffic from vehicles and pedestrians is a known challenge. Cars get backed up, waiting for their turn to park. Sometimes attendees circle parking garages, trying to find empty spots. Entrances into the stadium can become crowded with fans waiting to go through security checks. Managing conflicts and disruptions becomes a challenge to staff while also looking for banned individuals.
Once fans have entered and passed through security checks, maintaining order inside is often easier for security staff. Executive staff are aware the perimeter of the stadium needs to be heavily monitored and managed to reduce vulnerability. Stadiums now can implement technology that provides a system to help manage all aspects of the crowds and reduce the strain on staff while keeping pedestrians and vehicles safe.
Stadiums also take physical steps to maintain order and prevent injury. Installing bollards that can be connected by chains to make a physical border creates order as fans wait to enter. Additionally, they serve a dual purpose as barriers to prevent a vehicle from driving into crowds.
On the technology side, stadiums can benefit from leveraging a real-time IoT visualization platform that integrates their video management systems and other systems to monitor the perimeter of the stadium. Implementing a system that includes data overlays like public transit and transit routes allows security staff to better prepare for a wave of fans arriving.
Monitoring these different systems from a single screen with an integrated alerting tool gives operations teams actionable intelligence to better deploy their resources to alleviate pedestrian congestion to create a more fluid and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
Executive staff can also visualize where serious traffic congestion is located in proximity to their stadium. Data overlays like traffic flow and traffic incidents helps stadium staff identify where a blockage occurs. This improves the staff’s ability to implement incident management and prevention by allowing them to reroute traffic, improving access and egress and thus fan satisfaction.
Stadium’s can also leverage a visualization platform to see the capacity levels of their parking garages. Seeing how full a garage is empowers operations teams to communicate with parking lot staff in real-time to notify them about changes to the flow. This alleviates traffic and reduces frustration for fans who are eager to quickly park their vehicle and get comfortable inside.
Real-Time IoT Solutions
Live Earth is an IoT visualization platform that integrates a wide variety of systems and sensors and seamlessly stitches them together in real-time for a common operational picture. By seeing video management systems, facial recognition, vehicle traffic, traffic incidents, public transit, and indoor mapping, operations teams can respond faster to issues and take action before frustration builds.
Stadiums that leverage this type of technology have a complete view of all their integrations with additional live data overlays from Live Earth. These include public transit, transit routes, traffic flow, traffic incidents, weather and lightning, and more. These feeds add context to existing data streams by adding in details that relate to congestion around the perimeter of the stadium.
On game days, when safety and security matter most, using the Live Earth platform gives real-time actionable insights that help streamline pedestrian and vehicle traffic flows to improve the overall event experience for fans.