AECOM undertook crowd flow analysis for two Glasgow 2014 venues: the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) comprising five competition halls; and Hampden Park – the main athletics stadium and venue for the closing ceremony.

The initial work phases included analysis of arrival, changeover, bump out, rainy day and evacuation scenarios for both venues, with a combined seating capacity of 62,000.

  • All venues were existing buildings, and the modelling aimed to inform Glasgow 2014 of the functionality of the proposed overlays; particularly the Person Search Areas (PSAs), ticket check areas and concession stalls.
  • Entry and exit capacities of all circulatory routes were assessed.
  • We provided early feedback on capacity constraints to enable designs to be changed to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for spectators.

Our analysis allowed Glasgow 2014 to consult with all stakeholders using evidence based data, and resolve design issues early in the planning process.