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Boundary Park Operations Update

28 July 2023

Club News

Boundary Park Operations Update

28 July 2023

Work has been ongoing throughout the summer to make continued improvements to all areas of Boundary Park.

As a result of the efforts over the course of several months, the club has received confirmation from the local Safety Advisory Group (SAG) that the attendance restrictions which were previously in place at the ground have now been removed.

Capacity

The club is very pleased to confirm that a full capacity, being 13,186, has now been reinstated - a result of the continued hard work and investment which has taken place to improve the facilities.

We are looking forward enormously to welcoming supporters back to the ground this coming Saturday for our final pre-season friendly against Mansfield Town.

It will be the first game to be played on our brand new, state-of-the-art hybrid pitch, and supporters will notice that a series of other enhancements and work has taken place.

Tabletop exercise

The club’s matchday and non-matchday staff recently conducted a successful exercise in critical and emergency situations, working with the emergency response services and SAG.

The tabletop exercise looked at plans, protocols and responses to a variety of potential incidents which could occur on a matchday. 

The multi-agency exercise was opened by Chief Superintendent - District Commander Phil Hutchinson from GMP and involved numerous members of GMP, GMFR, NWAS and Oldham Council and club staff. 

This is another major step forwards in developing relations and planning between emergency services to ensure that matchday safety and operations mitigate risks wherever possible for the safety of the public, supporters and staff.

Away supporters

Among the changes to be implemented for the new season is the positioning of away supporters. For matches where visiting teams are expected to bring lower numbers of support, their fans will be allocated seats in the Chadderton Road side of the Main Stand Paddock.

This section of the ground will therefore be closed to home supporters when in use by visiting fans. When clubs are likely to bring numbers in excess of the capacity of this area, they will be allocated the Chadderton Road End.

Alterations within this side of the Paddock and the surrounding area have taken place to ensure segregation can be implemented when necessary.

The club is committed to improving the matchday experience and facilities for all supporters and improvements will continue to take place over the coming season.

There is a great sense of excitement as we build up to the new campaign and we can’t wait to see you all back at Boundary Park!


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