24.08.22 Stadium restrictions lifted

The club is delighted to confirm that following a review of the operations of the first two fixtures from the Safety Advisory Group, all restrictions have been lifted.

As has previously been stated, following meetings of the Safety Advisory Group (SAG) and the local authorities, the club had to adhere to a reduced attendance in the Thatchers Terrace for the first two fixtures of the season. These sanctions resulted from several operational issues, with a particular focus on crowd behaviour at the Forest Green Rovers and Scunthorpe United home matches at the end of last season. 

Over the past two games, the club has been subject to a number of inspections from all aspects of the Safety Advisory Group and we are pleased to report that their concerns have now been addressed.

As a result, the North Terrace will return to its full capacity for this weekend with additional tickets now available. In addition, tickets are available on the East Terrace and South Stand.

In order to ensure that the sanctions do not return, the club would like to remind all fans inside the stadium to abide by our regulations, with a particular focus on keeping the stairways clear in all parts of the stadium.

Tom Gorringe, CEO said

“The safety of all attendees to the stadium is our first priority and we have worked closely with the Safety Advisory Group over a number of weeks to ensure that their concerns were addressed. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our team for all of their hard work in getting the restrictions lifted, in particular our Safety Officer, James Hillier who has been exemplary in his conduct and professionalism through the process.

In addition, I would like to thank all of our supporters who followed the guidance and helped ensure that these restrictions were lifted. It is vitally important that we now maintain this to ensure that no further restrictions are implied as this will once again impact the number of supporters that are able to get to The Mem and support the team”.

Online tickets for our next two home fixtures can be purchased HERE

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