In 2016, Basel, Switzerland, hosted the UEFA Europa League final, drawing almost 38,000 enthusiastic soccer fans to the city. Preparing for and coordinating public safety operations during this large-scale event would require a great number of personnel, specialized equipment, and complex processes.
To ensure public safety and smooth workflows before, during, and after the match and related festivities, the Basel-Stadt Cantonal Police decided to upgrade its major event management capabilities. The agency required a comprehensive solution for planning potential scenarios, centralizing all event details, and sharing information with its dispatch system.
To help it effectively manage the football match and related festivities, the Basel-Stadt Cantonal Police selected Intergraph Planning & Response from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure.
With Intergraph Planning & Response, the cantonal police prepared for the event by taking into account different planning scenarios and anticipating various decisions and measures. This drastically simplified personnel and unit planning, alleviating the burden of operational leadership throughout the event.
During the event, the cantonal police force was able to visualize all relevant infrastructure elements, such as the arena, public-screening areas, routes, and team hotels within a common operating picture.