Bury Football Club is run by volunteers and owned by its supporters. Even if you aren’t one of the many volunteers who are assisting with our matchday operations this weekend, you can play a part in its success.
Here are just a few things that you can do which make more of a difference than you might realise.
1. Don’t turn up if you don’t have a ticket. Both games are ticket only. Bradford is already sold out. Nobody will be admitted without a ticket and we are under some extremely strict rules to enforce this for these fixtures.
2. Park considerately. The car park in front of the stadium is not available this weekend for supporter use, other than for people with blue disability badges. Volunteers will be helping manage the car park. Off street parking is available but be mindful or the streets closest to Gigg Lane which have parking restrictions on a matchday, and be considerate to residents when you park in residential areas.
3. Go to the right turnstile. Home supporters will be in the South Stand and away supporters in the East Stand (as below). Please look out for signs and volunteers who are there to help to ensure you go to the right place and help anyone struggling.
4. Have your ticket ready showing the QR code. You can present your QR code on your mobile phone or print it off at home, both will work as long as it is clear. You can only use it once on the day so if you share it with someone else who goes in first it won’t allow you in.
5. Behave responsibly. Despite being a friendly, this is a high profile game with a significant security presence. Help us succeed by following the rules around alcohol consumption, be patient with volunteers and stewards and don’t engage in anti-social behaviour described below.
6. Don’t litter. Every piece of litter needs to be cleaned up afterwards. If you leave litter behind that means extra work for a volunteer. Please use the bins provided or even better take your litter home with you so others don’t have to.
7. Help if you can. You will see people staying behind after each game to work on the stadium. Join in if you can. Even five minutes spent cleaning the area around where you sit makes a difference.
There are still tickets for Sunday’s game against Preston North End, get yours HERE!
Whilst these games are both friendlies, more stringent rules for spectator management will apply as our opponents are EFL teams.
This means that alcohol cannot be served or consumed in view of the pitch and the police will be in attendance. We will have enhanced stewarding on the day which will hopefully support us in delivering a safe environment.
We hope to be able to relax these requirements for the three remaining home friendlies against non-league opposition, and open up more of the ground for the start of the season proper.
However we need your support and co-operation to do this. We are required to demonstrate that we are able to safely and competently run matches out of Gigg Lane to open up more of the ground increase our capacity. Please help us achieve this over the next few weeks.
Anti-Social Behaviour is A Criminal Offence
Supporters should be aware that anti-social behaviour affecting the game itself will be a criminal offence. This includes:
- Entering the field of play
- Possession of Pyrotechnics (Flares / Fireworks) in the ground
- The throwing of projectiles
- Racist, Homophobic or any other indecent chanting
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