There was an issue at yesterday’s game where supporters were not allowed behind the goals with food or beverages by the security staff, personally I had not advised them either way, but this was an assumption by them. 

As you can appreciate I am still getting up to speed with Matchday Protocol and what is or isn’t acceptable from either the Football Club or Athletics perspective. 

I have this morning aligned with the Athletics club and can update you as below –

  • All food and non-alcoholic beverages can be consumed anywhere inside the ground (please use bins for disposal of rubbish)  
  • Alcoholic beverages can only be consumed in seated areas of the ground and NOT behind either goal. The reason being that to access these areas, supporters must cross the athletics track, spillage of alcohol onto the track can potentially damage it. 
  • Smoking or Vaping is NOT permitted in any part of the stadium, the designated smoking area is at the front of the clubhouse. 

 My sincere apologies to those fans who were not permitted into their desired areas during yesterday’s game. 

I will communicate the above to our security team to alleviate any further issues. 

Thanks again for your continued support and understanding, if any future issues arise please bring them to my attention so that I can resolve. 

Phil Crowe