Industry Sectors: Stadia & Arenas

Designed to Protect, Entertain & Inform Large Crowds in Stadia & Arenas

Stadia not only host national and international football, rugby, and cricket matches, but also conferences, shows, concerts, and more. These entertainment and sports venues vary in style, but their goal is to provide a safe and controlled environment for the gathering crowds. To achieve this, reliable and clear communication systems are crucial, with the ability to broadcast to different zones at any time.

Our stadia audio management systems are tailored from the VIGIL range of products and meet all current and future standards, including BS5839-8, EN54, BS5839-9, and BS8300 for emergency assistance/toilet alarms. VIGIL Voice Alarm (VA) systems provide a controlled evacuation with pre-recorded voice messages and a durable build quality. The OmniCare or CARE2 (fire/stewards’ telephone and disabled refuge) system adds extra control for a safe evacuation.

A VIGIL voice alarm system allows for flexibility in design and configuration and can be expanded or upgraded in the future. The final system design is determined by factors such as the number of zones, seating arrangements, location, ambient environment, power requirements, and individual specifications.

Our voice alarm systems feature sophisticated yet user-friendly zoning, routeing, and audio path monitoring, as well as dedicated battery backup systems in line with crowd control and life safety standards. Our control options include large format touchscreen control GUI, emergency fireman’s microphone, touchscreen VA control microphone, bespoke control panels, and paging microphones.

Our UK-based design and build facility, large Research & Development department, and dedicated system build department allow us to manufacture control and switching panels to specific requirements, with each project led by an in-house Project Manager.

Many prestigious stadia and arena sites have already installed a Baldwin Boxall system, including those listed below, with many more not listed.


  • Fire alarm linked voice alarm system.
  • Public information/public address system.
  • Output to pro-sound/low impedance amplifiers.
  • Phased evacuation.
  • Optimal audio quality throughout.
  • Touchscreen control with visual layout.
  • Crowd/perimeter control.
  • Multi-lingual digital messaging.
  • De-centralised or centralised system.
  • Emergency fireman’s microphone.
  • Ambient noise sensing.
  • Front of house and background music.
  • Battery backup and full monitoring.
  • Disabled refuge area communication.
  • Stewards’ telephone system.
  • Provision of clear and precise instructions in the event of an emergency.
  • Zonal/’all call’ facility for phased evacuation and coded messages.
  • Selectable emergency/alert alarm tones.
  • Spot/advertising announcements.
  • Routeing to selected loudspeaker zones.
  • Background music, with interrupt for announcements.
  • Pre-match atmosphere/ambience.
  • Crowd control before, during & after an event.
  • Al Ain Stadium, UAE
  • Al Saad Stadium, Qatar
  • Anfield – Liverpool FC
  • Ashton Gate – Bristol City FC
  • Boundary Park – Oldham Athletic
  • Cardiff City Stadium
  • Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Coop Hockey Arena, Luleå
  • Cusack Park
  • Edgbaston Cricket Ground
  • Emirates Stadium – Arsenal FC
  • ErgoArena Sports Arena, Poland
  • Etihad Stadium – Manchester City FC
  • Everton FC
  • Exeter Chiefs RFU
  • FC Groningen Stadium, Netherlands
  • Fulham FC
  • Gammlia Sports Arena, Ume, Sweden
  • Göransson Sports Arena, Sandviken, Sweden
  • Hampden Park Stadium
  • Harlequins RFC
  • Hibernian FC
  • King Power Stadium – Leicester City
  • Liverpool FC
  • Loftus Road – QPR FC
  • Macron Stadium – Bolton Wanderers
  • Markets Field Stadium – Limerick FC
  • Molineux – Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
  • Newcastle United FC
  • Nottingham Ice Rink
  • Ponds Forge – International Sports Centre
  • Principality Stadium, Cardiff
  • Rockingham Oval Racing Circuit
  • Rocklunda Hockey Arena, Västerås
  • Stamford Bridge – Chelsea FC
  • Stoke CCC
  • Stoke City FC Stadium
  • Swalec Stadium – Glamorgan CC
  • The Den – Millwall FC
  • The London Club (golf club)
  • The Stoop – Twickenham Harlequins RFC
  • Thomond Park – Munster RFC
  • Wimbledon AFC
  • Wolves FC
  • York Racecourse


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