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Love Football, Protect The Game – A message to supporters

29 April 2023

Jim Steele
Club News

Love Football, Protect The Game – A message to supporters

29 April 2023

As we approach the closing stages of another exciting Sky Bet League Two season, there remains plenty to play for as the race for promotion continues…

At this crucial stage of the year, we must remind you in the interests of safety for everyone inside our stadium, that the pitch is for managers, players and match officials, while the stands are there for you to support the team.

At the end of last season, some Clubs witnessed unsavoury and unwelcome scenes with a small minority of people entering the field of play whilst other fans took to the pitch in celebratory mood.

Pitch incursions are dangerous and anyone who does encroach onto the playing surface will face strong sanctions that could include a ban from attending matches here at The Lamex Stadium, across the country and police action.

It is a criminal offence to enter the pitch and the real-life consequences for these actions have been felt by many with some fans receiving criminal records which can impact employment, education prospects and international travel.

Furthermore, the use of pyrotechnics or smoke bombs at football grounds also carries an automatic ban and is something we take very seriously.

At Stevenage FC, we have been hugely grateful for your support in the stands this season, and the noise and atmosphere you create is a fundamental part of what makes our Club so great. Steve Evans, his staff and his players are hugely appreciative of the fantastic support you have given us.

“Our fans have been brilliant all season”, said Boro boss Steve Evans. “Whether it's been at home or away, we always make a point of saying thank you after every game.

“As it's our last home league game on Saturday, we want to say a special thank you and we can only do that if the pitch is kept clear.

“It’s important to remember that entering the pitch is dangerous for our players, staff and supporters. Our plea to you is to keep the pitch for players and the stands for spectators”.

It is not only yourself that can be disciplined. There could also be an impact on your family members and Stevenage Football Club.

Love Football, Protect the Game.



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