Oldham Athletic would like to provide an important update in terms of matchday access at Boundary Park.
The safety certificate holder of the football club has an absolute responsibility to ensure compliance with all safety legislation.
Supporters will hopefully understand that Oldham Athletic has a duty of care in this respect.
At the latest Council Safety Advisory Group meeting a number of issues were raised in respect of the Oldham Event Centre (OEC) and the clubs responsibilities to ensure that area complied in every aspect with safety and security legislation. The Oldham Event Centre has not been compliant in some areas which has raised these levels of concern.
The club has received authority to carry out a number of changes to its matchday operation insofar as entry into the OEC is concerned.
These are as follows:
- Entry via the turnstiles is unaffected and fans will continue to be able to utilise the lower kiosks if they choose to take refreshments.
- Entry to the stadium via the front door of the Oldham Event Centre will be via Season Ticket or by production of a pre-purchased matchday ticket.
This can be for any part of the ground and supporters visiting the bar area upon leaving the Joe Royle Stand will be able to go to their preferred choice of venue. No cash admission will be allowed at this point. Fans should be aware that the provision of refreshment in the OEC bar is ancillary to the specific event (the match) and the control of such entry rests with the club with everyone's welfare in mind.
These provisions will be reviewed over a period if necessary and the same ticketing rules on a matchday apply for the Roger Palmer Fans Bar.