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Safety

Supporters are assured that Mansfield Town Football Club is in communication with the police and local authority to ensure that crowd safety in the stadium and its surrounds on match days is not compromised so far as matters are within the Club's control.

Mansfield Town Football Club and in particular those employed by the Club with specific responsibilities for safety, undertake to ensure, as far as is practicable, that all activities taking place within the stadium are conducted in a manner that places spectator safety above all other considerations.

The Club's primary responsibility, through its safety policies, will be to ensure the reasonable safety of all persons attending the stadium. The Club has appointed a Stadium Safety Officer who will be responsible for ensuring the implementation and maintenance of the stadium regulations.

STADIUM REGULATIONS

The right of admission is reserved to Mansfield Town Football Club.

The following are offences under the Football (Offences) Act 1991 and are strictly forbidden:

•The throwing of any object within the ground
•The use of foul or abusive language, obscene chanting or racial abuse towards any person
•Unauthorised entry onto the field of play except in an emergency

With the exception of authorized persons holding official passes, the taking of photographs, video photography, or other recordings inside the buildings or the ground is prohibited. In addition, no recording whether for radio or television, by audio or visual means, or for private purposes and whether for transmission or otherwise, is permitted, except with special authorisation in writing from Mansfield Town FC.

Only persons specifically authorised in writing by Mansfield Town FC are permitted in the ground without charge to offer for sale, Newspapers, Periodicals or any other articles, including food and beverages, or to carry out Charity collections.

Unnecessary noise such as that from the use of radio sets and behaviour likely to cause confusion or nuisance of any kind, including foul or abusive language, is not permitted in any part of the ground.

The climbing onto or into stands or other buildings and facilities in the ground are forbidden. The consumption of intoxicating liquors is permitted within the Stadium only in areas permitted by license held under the Licensing Act 2003 issued by Mansfield District Council. Fireworks, flares, air horns, smoke canisters, bottles, glasses, cans, flagsticks, poles and other similar articles or containers, including any of which could or might be used as a weapon, are not permitted within the ground or buildings. Any person in possession of such an article or container may be refused entry or be ejected.

Smoking is not permitted in any covered area of the ground, apart from designated smoking areas.

Any person who fails to comply with instructions from a Steward or other person acting for Mansfield Town FC may be ejected from the ground.

Any person standing in gangways or on steps in contravention of signs and markings will be asked to move. Failure to comply may result in ejection from the ground. Any person found damaging or defacing any property of Mansfield Town FC will be prosecuted.

Mansfield Town FC reserves the right to refuse admission to, or eject from, the ground, any person who refuses to be searched by a Police Officer, Security Officer or a representative of Mansfield Town FC.

All persons entering the ground are admitted only subject to the above rules and regulations. Entry to the ground shall be deemed to constitute unqualified acceptance of all the above rules and regulations.

Mansfield Town FC reserves the right for its servants and agents to remove from the ground any person who does not comply with the above rules and regulations, or whose presence in such ground is, or could reasonably be construed as, constituting a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to other spectators.

All persons entering the ground do so at their own risk.

MATCHDAY SMOKING AREAS

Smoking areas are provided to the rear of the South (home support) and North (away support) Stands.

The areas are clearly marked with painted lines and appropriate signage. Sand buckets for discarded cigarette ends are provided in the area and we ask that supporters use them to avoid the need for additional housekeeping for grounds staff.

This smoking area is provided as a courtesy to supporters and therefore must be used responsibly.

This designated marked smoking area is also for the use of electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes are not permitted to be used in any other part of the ground.

Any supporter who does not comply with this policy and:

I. Smokes or uses an electronic cigarette in any area of the stands other than the designated marked smoking area
II. Fails to comply with requests from crowd safety stewards or any member of MTFC staff to only smoke or use an electronic cigarette in the designated marked smoking area will be ejected from the ground and given an appropriate ban.

UNACCEPTABLE CONDUCT POLICY

Mansfield Town Football Club (The Club) aims to create and maintain a suitable working environment and specifically, a place where spectators can enjoy the game of football, safe in the knowledge that they are free from all forms of harassment and abuse. The Club will not tolerate any unacceptable conduct, at home or at other club stadia.

DEFINITION

Unacceptable conduct is conduct which is violent or disorderly.

Violent conduct includes any actual, attempted or threatened physical violence against any person, or intentional damage to property.

Disorderly conduct includes any conduct which effects or sustains hatred or ill will against or towards individuals or groups by reason of sex, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or disability. It also includes the use of threatening, abusive or insulting words or conduct, both verbal and non verbal.

RESPONSIBILITY

Everyone associated with the Club has a responsibility to prevent and discourage any form of abuse and as such are responsible not only for their own actions but also those of others. We would therefore encourage everyone to bring to the Club's attention, any incident or behaviour, of individuals or groups of individuals, deemed to be in breach of this policy.

CONSEQUENCES

Any person deemed to be engaging in any unacceptable behaviour may be subject to any, or a combination of, the following:

•Removal from the Stadium
•Suspension from attending any Mansfield Town matches
•An indefinite ban from all future Mansfield Town matches
•Report to the Police and the possibility of criminal proceedings