Security : Ensuring everyone feels safe
Safe escape routes
The PostFinance Arena is fully up-to-date in terms of security. Wide entrances and exits as well as several side escape routes and stairways lead directly to the outside. A security zone with catering stands is located beneath the standing and seating ramps.
Sprinklers are installed everywhere – except in the stadium, in the training rink and in the players’ changing rooms. The washrooms, utility rooms and side rooms, as well as the changing rooms have fire detectors.
The athletes’ safety is a top priority at any sporting event. There is a full smoking ban in place throughout the interior of the stadium. Smoking is permitted only during the breaks in the mobile smoking areas outside the stadium. The smoking areas are opened just before the break and are then closed afterwards. The smoking ban also applies to e-cigarettes.
The stadium regulations apply to all championship matches and events which take place within the PostFinance Arena and associated outdoor areas (private property) as part of the Swiss Ice Hockey Association (SIHA), the National League (NL), SCB Eishockey AG or SCB Future AG.
Strict checks in the stadium
Security staff in the stadium ensure that the smoking ban and stadium regulations are consistently observed. Anyone found ignoring the smoking ban will be warned, and issued with a stadium ban for a repeat offence.