Wednesday, October 21, 2009

40,000 Stadium Stewards Planned for World Cup

More than 40,000 people will be trained to serve as stadium stewards during the World Cup. They will be charged with controlling crowds and ensuring safety in the stands, which has been an issue at many stadia over the years.

The new stewards are not security officials, but marshalls deployed to assist with the management of crowds. They do not fall under the provisions of the Private Security Regulatory Act, so do not have to be registered with a security service provider.

40 000 stewards training for 2010
Cape Argus
October 2, 2009