MELBOURNE’S MCG Trust has published a request for proposal for upgrade and support of electronic security systems and infrastructure services for the iconic 100,024-seat Melbourne Cricket Ground, one of the greatest sports arenas in the world. 

The MCG is managed by the Melbourne Cricket Club which is responsible for managing and operating the MCG security systems. This takes into account day-to-day monitoring, system changes and maintenance (where required) of the MCG security equipment and systems. This extends from the VMS to encompass all the supporting hardware and infrastructure that make up and define the security system.

Test Match cricket at the MCG

“The MCG has a complex electronic surveillance and access control system to protect its assets,” explains the MCC proposal. “This is hosted by a Genetec Security Centre system of integrated electronic surveillance and access control. 

“It is paramount that the contractor has proven expertise, administration and an in-depth knowledge in Genetec Security Centre system and has a working or partner relationship with Genetec or Genetec’s Australian distributor. 

“The ability to be able to assist with system design and engineering, logic control and programming of the Genetec Video Management System (VMS) is also expected.”

According to the request, the Melbourne Cricket Ground is Australia’s most attended sports and entertainment stadium, accommodating major events such as international cricket, Australian rules football, soccer, rugby and concerts, as well as hosting a large number of major functions in the surrounding purpose-built facilities.

The RFP closes on September 12, 2014.