Notice: Entry to the Ground is expressly subject to acceptance by the visitor of these Ground Regulations and (for football matches) the rules and regulations of FIFA, UEFA, The Football Association and The Football League In respect of the relevant match and (for other Events) the rules and regulations of the relevant governing body or Event organiser.
Entry to the Ground shall constitute acceptance of the Ground Regulations.
“Ground” – Mill Farm and all locations owned, occupied or utilised by AFCF.
“Event” – Any event taking place at the ground.
“AFCF” – A.F.C Fylde.
1/ Permission to enter or to remain within the Ground (not with standing possession of any ticket) is at the absolute discretion of AFCF, any police officer or authorised steward. On no account will admission to any Event be granted to any person not in possession of a valid ticket. On no account will admission to a football match be granted to a person who is the subject of a current Banning Order.
2/ AFCF excludes to the maximum extent permitted by law any liability for loss, injury or damage to persons/property in or around the Ground.
3/ No guarantees can be given by AFCF that an Event will take place at a particular time or on a particular date and AFCF reserves the right to reschedule the Event without notice and without any liability whatsoever.
4/ In the event of the postponement or abandonment of the Event, refunds (if any) should be claimed in accordance with the relevant Event organiser’s ticket terms and conditions. AFCF will have no other liability whatsoever, including (but not limited to) any indirect or consequential loss or damage, such as (but not limited to) loss of enjoyment or travel costs.
5/ All persons seeking entrance to the Ground acknowledge AFCF’s right to search any person and their belongings whether outside or inside the Ground and to refuse entry to or eject from the Ground any person refusing to submit to such a search.
6/ Prohibited items include knives, fireworks, explosives, smoke canisters, aerosols, air-horns, noisemakers, flares, weapons ,dangerous or hazardous items, illegal substances, laser devices, bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles, or any article that may be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety or which may pose a hazard or nuisance to any other person, or any article to be used for a commercial or a charitable purpose. Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to or ejected from the Ground
7/ Threatening, abusive or violent behaviour, and foul or abusive language is strictly forbidden and will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. AFCF may impose a ban from the Ground as a result.
8/ Causing damage to, or interfering or tampering with any equipment, furniture, fitting or fixture within the Ground will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground.
9/ Racial, homophobic or discriminatory abuse, chanting or harassment is strictly forbidden and will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. AFCF may impose a ban from the Ground as a result.
10/ The following acts are offences under the Football (Offences) Act 1991 (as amended) and conviction may result in a Banning Order being made :10.1 The throwing of any object within the Ground without lawful authority or excuse ;10.2 The chanting of anything of an indecent or racialist nature; 10.3 The entry onto the playing area or any adjacent area to which spectators are not generally admitted without lawful authority or excuse; Such acts will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground whether at a football match or otherwise.
11/ All persons entering the Ground may only occupy the seat allocated to them by their ticket and must not move from any one part of the Ground to another without the express permission or instruction of any steward, officer of AFCF and/or any police officer.
12/ No body may stand in any seating area whilst play is in progress. Persistent standing in seated areas during an Event is strictly forbidden and may result in ejection from the Ground.
13/ The obstruction of gangways, access ways, exits and entrances, stairways and like places is strictly forbidden. Nobody entering the Ground shall be permitted to climb any structures within the Ground.
14/ Smoking at the Ground is strictly forbidden and will result in ejection from the Ground.
15/ Mobile telephones and other communications devices are permitted within the Ground provided that they are used for personal and private use only.
16/ Under the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc) Act 1985 (as amended) the following acts are offences for which a person can be arrested by a police officer and conviction may result in a Banning Order being made: 16.1 Attempting to enter the Ground or being inside the Ground whilst drunk; 16.2 Being in possession of any intoxicating liquor, or bottle, can or other portable container and which could cause damage or personal injury when entering the Ground or in a public area of the Ground from which the event can be directly viewed; Such acts will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground.
17/ Any individual who has entered any part of the Ground designated for the use of any group of supporters to which they do not belong may be ejected from the Ground either for the purposes of their own safety or for any other reason.
18/ No person (other than a person who holds an appropriate licence) may bring into the Ground or use within the Ground any equipment which is capable of recording or transmitting (by digital or other means) any audio, visual or audio-visual material or any information or data in relation to the Event or the Ground. Copyright in any unauthorised recording or transmission is assigned (by way of present assignment of future copyright pursuant to section 91 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) to AFCF.
19/ No goods (including literature) of any nature may be offered either free or for sale by any person within the Ground without the express written permission of AFCF
20/ No sponsorship, promotional or marketing materials may be brought into, used or displayed by any person within the Ground without the express written permission of AFCF.
21/ Tickets are not transferable and may not be offered for sale without the prior written permission of AFCF. Any tickets offered for sale may be confiscated by any steward, officer of AFCF or any police officer. AFCF reserves the right to refuse admission to or eject from the Ground any person who has transferred their ticket in contravention of the Event ticket terms and conditions. Tickets remain the property of AFCF or the Event organiser at all times.
22/ CCTV cameras are in use around and in the Ground and AFCF may itself use, or pass to the police or any Event organiser or other relevant authority, any recordings for use in any proceedings.
23/ At all times whilst present in the Ground, persons must comply with any and all instructions of any steward or officer of AFCF and/or any police officer. Failure to comply with any instruction may lead to immediate ejection from the Ground.
24/ Responsibility for minors remains at all times with a parent or guardian.
25/ There is no re-admission to the Ground.
26/ AFCF reserves absolutely the right to eject from the Ground any person failing to comply with any of the Ground Regulations or whose presence within the Ground is, or could reasonably be construed as constituting a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to any other person. This could lead to further action including, but not limited to, a ban from the Ground or proceedings being taken Entry to the Ground shall constitute acceptance of the Ground Regulations. Published by A.F.C Fylde 04.02.2015