Notice: Entry to the Ground is expressly subject to acceptance by the visitor of these Ground Regulations and the rules and regulations of FIFA, UEFA, The Football Association, the Premier League and the English Football League  (EFL) in  respect  of  the  relevant  competition. The Ground Regulations incorporate the Club’s Customer Charter (if any). Entry to the Ground shall constitute acceptance of the Ground Regulations.

“Ground“ means this football stadium and all locations owned, occupied or utilised by the Club.

“Club“ means this football club.

“Match“ means any association football match (or any part or aspect of such a match)
taking place at the Ground.

“Material“ means any audio, visual and/or audio - visual material and/or any information or

“Football Authority” means each  of the  English Football League (EFL), the Premier  League, The Football Association, the Football Association of Wales, FIFA, UEFA and any other relevant governing body of association football.

1 Notwithstanding possession of any ticket the Club, any police officer or authorised steward may refuse entry to (or eject from) the Ground any person:

1.1 that fails (or in the Club’s reasonable opinion is likely to fail) to comply with these Ground Regulations or any reasonable instruction issued by a police officer or authorised steward or officer of the Club; and/or

1.2 whose  presence  within  the  Ground  is,  or  could  (in  the  Club’s  reasonable opinion),  constitute  a  source  of  danger,  nuisance  or  annoyance to  any  other person.

2 On no account will admission be granted to a person who is the subject of a current Banning Order under the Football Spectators Act 1989 (as amended) or has been convicted of ticket touting offences under the Criminal Justice and Public Order 1994 (as amended).

3 The Club excludes to the maximum extent permitted by law any liability for loss, injury or damage to persons/property in or around the Ground.

4 No guarantees can be given by the Club that a Match will take place at a particular time or on a particular date and the Club reserves the right to reschedule the Match without notice and without any liability whatsoever, save only to the extent provided pursuant to paragragh 5.

5 In the event of the postponement or abandonment of the Match, refunds (if any) will be made in  accordance  with  the  Club’s  Customer  Charter.  The  Club  will  have  no  further  liability whatsoever, including (but not limited to) any indirect or consequential loss or damage, such as (but not limited to) loss of enjoyment or travel costs.

6 All  persons  seeking  entrance  to  the  Ground  acknowledge  the  Club’s  right  to  search  any person  entering  the  Ground  and  to  refuse  entry  to  or  eject  from  the  Ground  any  person refusing to submit to such a search.

7 The  following  articles  must  not  be  brought  within  the  Ground - knives,  fireworks,  smoke canisters, air-horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, bottles, glass  vessels,  cans,  poles  and  any  article  that  might  be  used  as  a  weapon  and/or compromise public safety. Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to the Ground.

8 Further,  you  may  not  bring  into the  Ground:

8.1  any  sponsorship,  promotional  or  marketing materials save in respect of official club merchandise and/or other football related clothing worn in good  faith;

8.2 any flags or banners larger and those maximum dimensions permitted by the Club from time to time( or, in the absense of such stiipulations, 2 metres x 1 metre) and/or of an offensive nature

8.3  nor  may  you  offer  (either  free  or  for  sale  by  any  person)  any  goods (including  literature) of  any  nature, without  the  express  written  approval  of  the Club’s management.

9 The use of threatening behaviour, foul or abusive language is strictly forbidden and will result in  arrest  and/or  ejection  from  the  Ground.  The  Club  may  impose  a  ban  for  one  or  more Matches.

10 Racial,  homophobic  or  discriminatory  abuse,  chanting  or  harassment  is  strictly  forbidden and will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. The Club may impose a ban for one or more Matches.

11 The following acts are offences under the Football (Offences) Act 1991 (as amended):

11.1 The throwing of any object within the Ground without lawful authority or excuse.

11.2 The chanting of anything of an indecent or racialist nature.

11.3 The entry onto the playing area or any adjacent area to which spectators are not generally admitted without lawful authority or excuse. Conviction may result in a Banning Order being made.

12 All persons entering the Ground may only occupy the seat allocated to them by their ticket and  must  not  move  from  any  one  part  of  the Ground  to  another  without  the  express permission or instruction of any steward, officer of the Club and/or any police officer.

13 Nobody  may  stand  in  any  seating  area  whilst  play  is  in  progress.  Persistent  standing  in seated areas whilst play is in progress is strictly forbidden and may result in ejection from the Ground.

14 The obstruction of gangways, access ways, exits and entrances, stairways and like places is strictly forbidden. Nobody entering the Ground shall be permitted to climb any structures within the Ground.

15 EFL stadia are smoke-free and smoking is not permitted inside the Ground.

16 Mobile telephones and other mobile devices are permitted within the Ground PROVIDED THAT (i) they are used for personal and private use only (which, for the avoidance of doubt and by way of example only , shall not include the capturing, logging, recording, transmitting, playing, issuing, showing, or any other communication of any Material for any commercial purposes);  and  (ii)no Material that  is captured, logged,  recorded, transmitted,  played, issued, shown or otherwise communicated by  a mobile telephone or  other mobile device may  be  published  or  otherwise  made  available  to  any  third  parties  including,  without limitation, via social networking sites.

17 Under the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc) Act 1985 (as amended), the following are offences for which a person can be arrested by a police officer and conviction could result in a Banning Order being made:

17.1 Attempting to enter the Ground or being inside the Ground whilst drunk;

17.2 Being  in  possession  of  any  intoxicating  liquor,  or  bottle,  can  or  other  portable  container and which could cause damage or personal injury, when entering the Ground or in a public area of the Ground from which the event can be directly viewed.

18 Any individual who has entered any part of the Ground designated for the use of any group of supporters to which he does not belong may be ejected from the Ground either for the purposes of his own safety or for any other reason.

19  Save  as  set  out  in  paragraph  16 above,  no  person  (other  than  a  person  who  holds  an appropriate  licence)  may capture,  log,  record,  transmit,  play,  issue,  show  or  otherwise communicate (by digital or other means) any Material in relation to the Match, any players or  other  persons  present  in  the  Ground  and/or  the  Ground,  nor  may  they bring  into  the Ground or use within the Ground (or provide to, facilitate or otherwise assist another person to  use  within  the  Ground) any  equipment or  technology which  is  capable  of capturing, logging, recording, transmitting, playing, issuing, showing or otherwise communicating (by digital  or  other  means)  any such Material. 

20. The copyright,  database  rights  and  any  other intellectual  property  rights in and to or Material that you produce at the Ground in relation to the Match, any players or person present in the Ground and/or the Ground (whether produced in breach of paragraph 19 above, or pursuant to paragraph 16 above, or otherwise)  is hereby  assigned  (including by way of present assignment of future copyright pursuant section to the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988) to the Club and the EFL. You further agree (if and  whenever  required  to  do  so  by  the  Club  and/or the  EFL)  to  promptly  execute  all instruments and do all things necessary to vest the right, title and interest in such rights to the Club and the EFL absolutely and with full title guarantee.

21 No goods (including literature) of any nature may be offered either free or for sale by any person within the Ground without the express written permission of the Club.

22 Tickets  are  not  transferable  and  may  not  be  offered  for  sale  without  the  prior  written permission  of  the  Club-or  otherwise  in  accordance  with  the  relevant  ticket  terms  and conditions.  Any  tickets  that  are  transferred  are  transferred  subject  to  these  Ground Regulations. Any tickets offered for sale may be confiscated by any steward, officer of the Club or any police officer. The Club reserves the right to refuse admission to or eject from the  Ground and/or “blacklist”,  any  person  who  has offered  for  sale  or transferred  his/her ticket in contravention of the relevant ticket terms and conditions (and/or the holder of any ticket that has been transferred in contravention of the relevant ticket terms and conditions). Tickets remain the property of the Club at all times.

23 CCTV cameras are in use around and in the Ground.  Body worn video cameras recording video  and/or  audio  may  also  be  used  as  appropriate, to record images or audio which identifies you as a individual, for  example  to  record  prohibited behaviours as referenced in paragraphs 9 and 10. The Club may itself use or pass to the police or any Football Authority or other clubs, any recordings for use in any proceedings.

24 At all times whilst present in the Ground, persons must comply with any and all instructions of any steward  or  officer  of the Club and/or  any  police officer.  Failure to comply with any instruction may lead to immediate ejection from the Ground.

25 By  entering  the  Ground,  all  persons  are  acknowledging  that  photographic  images  and/or audio, visual and/or audio-visual recordings and/or feeds (and/or stills taken there from) may be  taken  of  them  and  may  also  be  used,  by  way  of  example  and  without  limitation,  in televised  coverage  of  the  game and/or  for  promotional,  training,  editorial  or  marketing purposes  by  the  Club,  the  EFL  or  others (including commercial  partners and  accredited media organisations) and entry into the Ground constitutes consent to such use. You further acknowledge that photographic images and/or audio, visual and/or audio-visual recordings and/or feeds (and/or stills taken therefrom) may be used (by the Club or by a third party, such as a law enforcement body) to identify you as an individual, where permitted by data protection laws, for the purposes of preventing or detecting crime, or any breach of these Ground Regulations. Information about the Club (see for example any applicable privacy notice, signage or and/or other forms announcement in or around the Ground). For further information contact the Club

26 All  ticket  holders  agree  that  the  Matches  for  which  the  tickets  have  been  purchased  are public,  and  that  their  appearance  and  actions  inside  and  in  the  perimeter  of  the  Ground where a Match occurs are public in nature, and that they shall have no expectation of privacy with regard to their actions or conduct at Matches.

27 Further to paragraph 25, if such person is under 18 years of age, the parent, guardian, or responsible  adult  who  is  accompanying  them  into  the  Ground  shall  be  deemed  to  have provided consent on their behalf.

28 Refused entry to (or ejection from) the Ground may lead to further action by the Club including,   but   not   limited   to,   the   withdrawal   of   any   season   ticket (without reimbursement), Club Membership and other benefits.

Published by the EFL–Season 2018/2019

Supporters should also read the EFL Statement regarding pyrotechnics within a stadium environment.