Stadium Entertainment Turnstiles

Access Control Products for Stadiums

Benefits of Access Control at Stadiums

We Are A Preferred Manufacturer & Supplier

Hayward Turnstiles is a top turnstile manufacturer has been a trusted turnstile supplier for stadiums and large arenas for over 50 years. Stadiums and other entertainment venues choose Hayward Turnstiles because they understand the quality, longevity, and unparalleled customer service that comes with buying Hayward Products. These companies know that we provide customized solutions to fit each and every new project no matter the size of scope. This is the Hayward difference that keeps some of the biggest entertainment venues coming back every time they need access control solutions.

Access Control & Security Challenges For Stadiums

There are many access control and security challenges that arise when managing attendance numbers in the hundred thousands. At the beginning and end of events, an extraordinary number of people must be led in and out of a venue in a calm and safe manner. Stadium attendants must also make sure that only patrons with tickets gain admittance while keeping threatening and possibly malicious people away. This is a challenging and expensive feat that requires a large team of attendants and near-perfect coordination. If control is lost, a dangerous situation could materialize.

How Hayward Turnstiles Provides Access Control Solutions

Hayward Turnstiles provides access control and security solutions that allow stadiums to operate efficiently. Installing access control organizes crowds into orderly lines while ensuring that only authorized attendants gain entry.  Many stadiums use either waist high turnstiles or optical turnstiles to control access at their entrances and exits. These stadium turnstiles restrict access to one person at a time per lane, effectively organizing patrons and controlling the speed of their entry to a manageable rate.

Waist high turnstiles are rugged and low maintenance, providing a strong barrier against unauthorized entrance. Most stadiums set up waist high turnstiles to lock on entry and allow free exit. With this configuration, patrons may leave whenever they please (still one at a time), but they can’t turn around and walk back in.

Optical turnstiles provide similar security but with a faster throughput, allowing your stadium to reach previously-unattainable levels of efficiency. Optical turnstile barriers open quickly and detect passage with infrared beams to provide the quickest, most efficient operation. These turnstiles are also much more aesthetically pleasing, giving your stadium a modern, sleek look.

Both of the above types of turnstiles are available with card readers or any other credential reader to provide fully autonomous ticket checking. With these installed, you can minimize the number of employees needed to process tickets. Beyond monetary savings, installing turnstiles at your stadium will protect against human error.

ADA compliant handicap gates are often used alongside waist high and optical turnstiles at stadiums. Our Hayward Turnstiles ADA gates match our waist high and optical models and are used to provide access to handicapped patrons without compromising access control and security. These gates can also be used for workers with tools or patrons with large posters or signs.


Sports stadiums, concert venues, large amphitheaters, and more all choose Hayward Turnstiles for their facilities. Find our stadium turnstiles at the locations below:

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