Statutory Instruments

2002 No. 1754

SPORTS GROUNDS AND SPORTING EVENTS

The Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) Order 2002

Made

8th July 2002

Laid before Parliament

9th July 2002

Coming into force

31st July 2002

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by sections 1(1) and 18(2) of the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975(1), after such consultation as is mentioned in section 18(4) of that Act, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) Order 2002 and shall come into force on 31st July 2002.

Designation

2.  The sports ground specified in the Schedule to this Order (being a sports ground in England at which association football matches are played, which is occupied by a club which is a member of the Football League Limited or the Football Association Premier League Limited, and which in the opinion of the Secretary of State has accommodation for more than 5,000 spectators) is hereby designated as a sports ground requiring a safety certificate under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975(2).

Tessa Jowell

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

8th July 2002

Article 2

SCHEDULE

Sports GroundOccupier of Sports Ground
The Walker’s Stadium

Filbert Way

Leicester

LE2 7FL

Leicester City Football Club

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order designates The Walker’s Stadium in Leicester as a sports ground requiring a safety certificate under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975.

(1)

1975 c. 52; section 1(1) was amended by Schedule 2 to the Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sports Act 1987 (c. 27).

(2)

The number 5,000 was substituted for the number in section 1(1) of the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 for Football League grounds in England and Wales by the Safety of Sports Grounds (Accommodation of Spectators) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/449).