We know that many supporters like to display flags at football matches. The club are supporters of fan displays and always aim to be as accommodating as possible.
Flags and banners are not generally confiscated, however the obstruction of gangways, access routes, exits and entrances, signage and stairways is strictly forbidden. In the event of an emergency we must have all access and exit points clear.
We reserve the right to confiscate flags or banners if they are very large or compromise public safety, obscure someone’s view, advertising hoardings, a camera position or if they contain offensive, discriminatory or inflammatory messages.
Flags more than approx. 150cm in size at their widest or longest section and flagpoles longer than 1m will not be allowed.
Any articles that could potentially be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety are strictly prohibited.
Permission must be sought, in advance, from the Facilities & Safety manager to arrange the use of very large flags that are designed to be passed over people’s heads* or banners** larger than 150cm at their widest. In these cases the flag or banner must be flame retardant and the organiser bringing the flag into the stadium will be required to submit, in advance, the relevant health and safety certification. Such items will not be permitted if they contain abusive, inflammatory or political content.
*We cannot currently accommodate these large flags in the away supporter sections of the stadium.
** Subject to ticket allocation and available space
Musical instruments are not permitted, this includes drums, wind, brass or string instruments, in addition to this bells, whistles and other items capable of emitting loud noises such as air horns and klaxons.
The only exceptions to the above are organised musical displays with written permission from the club or children’s blow horns, which must be less than 30cm long and should be manufactured from card.