OP amended 6/10/10.
The problems alluded to in the following posts are mostly based on single point observations of a one off event.
Many posters knowledge,including my own,of the overall complexity of this stadium is not comprehensive.
Readers should bear this in mind
Having reviewed the overall content of the thread to date I am satisfied that all technical issues/concerns raised on the thread can be resolved satisfactorily and without difficulty.
Also I am satisfied soley on the basis of this thread that the provision of exits from this building is adequate & safe.
There is an issue with crowd control related to how movements of people in one part of the stadium is managed.
A caller to the show complained about serious potential danger during the exits of 50,000 people after the match.
There were complaints of people allegedly being stuck in a tunnel for up to 40 minutes.
This is serious stuff.
There is new pedestrian rail underpass single tunnel beneath the road/ rail gates at Landsdowne rd adjacent to the Dart station
My recollection is that it is narrow perhaps 3metres to 5 metres wide.
The penultimate match I was at in Landsdown rd the railway gates were opened to accommodate the vast hordes of people going toward ballsbridge area.after match.
[I expect there is a a 13 metre ope[40 feet] when both gates are open and there was never a problem.]
Is it possible that excess numbers of people tried to funnel their way into this narrow railway underpass because the overhead rail gates were closed?
These gates were definitely closed full time prior to the match last Saturday. I saw them closed and was forced to use this dingy narrow underpass myself.
In all probability they remained closed full time after the match.
Its not so important prior to a match when people are arriving in small isolated groups at different time intervals.
But after a match everybody leaves at the same time more or less.
Post crowd control is therefor far more demanding on the authorities.
Were too many people compelled to use an unsuitable underground tunnel because the personnel responsible did not want to open the railway gates?
Is there some new crackpot policy that the railway gates must remain closed after a major football match?
There are questions to answer on this one.
Anybody else have a view on this?