CWC 2007 – 8 cricketing islands of the Caribbean required one company to provide, manage and maintain the entrance systems for all 9 stadia for the 6 weeks of the Cricket World Cup 2007. All of the entrance systems would be networked to ensure valid ticket holders can enter, and fraudulent credentials cannot. Also, all of the entrance systems must at a moments notice turn into emergency mass evacuation exit points, should anything go wrong inside the stadia during the event.
CWC 2007 – for the first time in modern Caribbean history, all of the cricketing countries of the region were going to collaborate to host the 3rd biggest sporting event the world has ever seen. 8 islands coming together as if they were one shared space, with one shared objective – to host 16 cricketing nations for 6 weeks to play 51 matches, with spectator attendance quoted officially at 13,176 per match, to make a grand total 672,000 people who entered the 9 stadiums (the highest grossing ticket sales for any World Cup ever). From Trelawny, Jamaica in the northern Caribbean to Providence, Guyana in the south, Caribbean governments spent a total of in excess of US$300 million on new stadiums to facilitate this tournament
All of these islands decided to use one single event organizer, a well know French company whose large scale event organization credentials include 2006 Germany FIFA soccer world cup, the 2006 Asian Games, the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa next year
GL Events tendered to find a regional partner who could work alongside their go-to partner, SKIDATA for the entrance solution for the stadia. SKIDATA is an Austrian company, a global leader for entrance solutions for Olympics, football stadia, car parks and ski resorts.
CSS successfully beat out other tendering companies from USA, Germany, UK and Austria to win the tender to supply, install, manage and maintain the entrance equipment for all 9 stadia for the entire duration of the tournament
We installed 154 turnstiles in 9 stadia in 8 islands in 6 weeks, and had response teams onsite at every stadium in every island for every game, to see every single ticket holder enter and leave every venue
CWC 2007 represents a proud moment for the Caribbean and an especially proud moment in the history of CSS.