CLD Systems transforms home of West Ham United

July 28, 2023


CLD Systems was recently tasked with transforming the home of West Ham United FC at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s London Stadium, a prominent stadium hosting Major League Baseball London Series fixtures.

The project commenced with CLD Systems being appointed by a pitch installer, the key entity responsible for the stadium’s transformation. CLD Systems’ primary role was to provide a robust fencing system that would enclose the perimeter of the baseball field.

CLD Systems provides robust fencing

The fencing system not only served as an integral structure to form the field build but also had to withstand the impact of professional athletes running at full speed and occasionally climbing the fencing to catch a ball. Additionally, the fencing system provided support for the installation of padding, ensuring player safety, and acted as a platform for advertising and marketing purposes.

The London Stadium project involved multiple concurrent activities, including the reconstruction of stadium seating, protection of the football pitch and athletics track, and the creation of a new artificial baseball field. The scale of the project was substantial, requiring 144,000 square feet of turf, 345 tonnes of clay, and an impressive 4,000 tonnes of aggregate.

The London Stadium project exemplified international collaboration, as professionals from Canada, the USA, Australia, Poland, Greece, and Scotland came together to contribute their expertise. This diverse team ensured a multifaceted approach to the stadium’s transformation, incorporating various perspectives and best practices.

Completed within an 18-day timeline, the stadium was decommissioned and made ready for the next event in under five days.

CLD System’s director, Russell Wells said, “We are proud to have been part of the MLB World Series at the London Stadium project, contributing our expertise in security fencing to enhance the safety and integrity of the venue. The collaboration with our esteemed partners and stakeholders has allowed us to set new standards in stadium security, ensuring a seamless experience for fans and players alike.”

Based in the UK, security fencing supplier CLD Systems offers security solutions to protect environments such as data centres, education, logistics hubs, manufacturing and warehouses, elite professional sporting venues, open spaces, and Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) sites.

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