Supporters attending this weekend’s game against Workington Town will note that the walkways in the main stand, south stand and east terrace now all have yellow hatching painted on them.
This is to signify that these are no standing areas. We were inspected by Kirklees Council last week as a prelude to the Wigan game and they have insisted that not only must we complete the painting of these areas we must also ask spectators not to stand in them. Unfortunately we don’t have a choice in this.
The new fence (and old fence for that matter) were not built to withstand spectator pressure and we must ask spectators to move either back on the terrace or into the seats away from the fence.
Stewards will be asked to put this in place and we would appreciate your co-operation.
We know that standing against the fence has been allowed in the past and it is a popular place to go but we don’t have this option any more.
Please help the stewards to do their job and co-operate with them. It isn’t their fault that they have to ask you to move and they aren’t being “jobs worth” but it is a condition of our stadium licence from Kirklees.