Fans travelling to this Saturday's play-off final against Rhyl FC at the Book People Stadium are advised that segregation will be in operation. Arrangements will be identical to those at our previous match.
The bar will be open from 1pm FOR BANGOR CITY FANS ONLY.
Fans are asked to arrive early to avoid congestion at the turnstiles. As the match is live on S4C, there will be no option to delay kick-off.
Both sets of fans will be subject to searches at the turnstiles. Sniffer dogs will also be in operation and anybody found to attempt to gain access whilst in possession of any banned or dangerous items will be reported to the police who will also be present.
Bangor City Fans
Bangor City fans should enter via the normal turnstiles located near to the club shop. Home fans have been allocated the majority of the main stand, the entire length of the Menai side of the ground and behind both goals. Fans wishing to change ends at half time will need to do so via the Menai side of the ground. No access will be permitted via the other side.
Rhyl fans should enter the ground via the lower turnstiles which can be found by following the road down past the clubhouse. Rhyl fans will be allocated an area along the side of the pitch between the corner flag and the main stand. 1 block of seats in the main stand will also be made available. This area will be cordoned off from home fans.
Stewards will be on hand to provide assistance.
Toilets and refreshment facilities will be available in this area.
Fans are advised to read the clubs ground regulations regarding items that are not allowed to be brought into the ground.
The regulations may be accessed here http://bangorcityfc.com/club-information/club-policy-documents/viewdownload/3-club-documents/7-ground-regulations
What is the law governing smoke bombs and flares at football matches?
The Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc.) Act 1985.
It is on offence for a person to enter or attempt to enter a football ground while in possession of a flare, smoke bomb or firework. The sentence for these offences can be as much as three months in prison, and in many cases, fans who have no previous convictions are being given prison sentences for attempting to enter a football ground with a smoke bomb in their pocket as the courts take these offences very seriously.
There are two different offences (1) possession in the football ground; and (2) possession while attempting to enter. Although logically, attempting to enter a football ground seems to be less culpable than a fan who has managed to get the smoke bomb, flare or firework into the football ground, in real terms the courts do not consider one offence to be more serious than the other. Fans searched prior to entering the football ground and found to be in possession of a firework, flare or smoke bomb, have still been given custodial sentences.
What does 'attempting to enter' a football ground mean?
The courts have decided that 'attempting to enter' means much more than a person who is searched at the turnstiles. Fans have been given a prison sentence for carrying a smoke bomb in their pocket when exiting the train station closest to the football ground, or when walking through the car park on the way to the football ground. A court is likely to decide that a fan who is in possession of a ticket and is close to the ground is ‘attempting to enter’.