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Supporter Relocation Trial

19 March 2014

Statement

Having taken onboard feedback from supporters over the last 48 hours, the club have decided to amend the policy around the relocation of supporters for this Saturday’s visit of Crawley Town by giving all supporters the option of relocating to the ZenOffice Chaddy End. 

The Verlin Stand large section will remain open to home supporters. However, we would ask that supporters who normally sit in the Verlin Stand relocate to the ZenOffice Chaddy End for this game. In addition, any supporter who normally would sit in the George Hill Stand will also have the opportunity to relocate to the Chaddy End should they so wish.  Your season ticket will grant you admission to the Chaddy End. 
The reason for the proposed relocation trial was to promote and encourage a better atmosphere amongst home supporters at Boundary Park.  In the interests of the trial we would encourage supporters to sit in the ZenOffice Chaddy End for the game against Crawley Town. Alcohol will be available on a one game only trial basis within the ZenOffice Chaddy End.

Furthermore, for the visit of Brentford on March 29th, the option will exist for supporters to relocate to the large section of the Verlin Stand. In the interests of a fair trial we would ask Chaddy End regulars to relocate to the Verlin Stand large section. Again, this option will be open to season ticket holders from within the George Hill Stand. 

The club strongly encourages fans to actively take part in this trial in order to assist us with our twin objectives of promoting a better atmosphere amongst home supporters and providing us with feedback to aid our research and decision making, particularly in view of the construction of the new North Stand and the implications for locating both home and away supporters.

Chief Executive, Neil Joy, said “As a club we have listened to supporters views since making the announcement in respect of the closure of the large section of the Verlin Stand for Saturday’s match and believe what is now proposed is a fair way of giving fans the opportunity to play their part in improving the match day atmosphere whilst at the same time participating in the long running debate as to which end home supporters would prefer to be located in. We did not introduce this relocation policy to force supporters to move against their wishes and I encourage fans to get behind the spirit of the club’s trial over the next two home games, create the best atmosphere possible and provide us with feedback on preferences going forward.”


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