Newport County AFC 2019/20 Ground Regulations
Notice: Entry to the Ground is expressly subject to acceptance by the visitor of these Ground
Regulations and the rules and regulations of FIFA, UEFA, The Football Association, The Premier League and The English Football League (EFL) in respect of the relevant competition. The Ground Regulations incorporate the Club's Customer Charter (if any). Entry to the Ground shall constitute acceptance of the Ground Regulations.
"Ground" means this football stadium and all locations owned, occupied or utilised by the Club.
"Club" means this football club.
"Match" means any association football match (or any part or aspect of such a match) taking place at
"Material" means any audio, visual and/or audio-visual material and/or any information or data.
“Football Authority” means each of The English Football League (EFL),) League, The Premier
League, The Football Association, the Football Association of Wales, FIFA, UEFA and any other
relevant governing body of association football
1 Notwithstanding possession of any ticket the Club, any police officer or authorised steward
may refuse entry to (or eject from) the Ground any person:
1.1 that fails (or in the Club's reasonable opinion is likely to fail) to comply with these
Ground Regulations or any reasonable instruction issued by a police officer or
authorised steward or officer of the Club; and/or
1.2 whose presence within the Ground is, or could (in the Club's reasonable
opinion), constitute a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to any other
2On no account will admission be granted to a person who is the subject of a current Banning
Order under the Football Spectators Act 1989 (as amended) or has been convicted of ticket
touting offences under the Criminal Justice and Public Order 1994 (as amended).
3 The Club excludes to the maximum extent permitted by law any liability for loss, injury or
damage to persons/property in or around the Ground.
4 No guarantees can be given by the Club that a Match will take place at a particular time or
on a particular date and the Club reserves the right to reschedule the Match without notice
and without any liability whatsoever., save only to the extent provided pursuant to paragraph
5 In the event of the postponement or abandonment of the Match, refunds (if any) will be made
in accordance with the Club's Customer Charter. The Club will have no further 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.
6 All persons seeking entrance to the Ground acknowledge the Club's right to search any
person entering the Ground and to refuse entry to or eject from the Ground any person
refusing to submit to such a search.
7 The following articles must not be brought within the Ground - knives, fireworks, smoke
canisters, air-horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, bottles,
glass vessels, cans, poles and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or
compromise public safety. Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to
8 Further, you may not bring into the Ground:
8.1 any sponsorship, promotional or marketing materials save in respect of official
club merchandise and/or other football related clothing worn in good faith;
8.2 any flags or banners larger than those maximum dimensions permitted by the
Club from time to time (or, in the absence of such stipulations, 2 metres x 1
metre) and/or of an offensive nature;
8.3 nor may you offer (either free or for sale by any person) any goods (including
literature) of any nature, without the express written approval of the Club's management
9 The use of threatening behaviour, foul or abusive language is strictly forbidden and will result
in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. The Club may impose a ban for one or more Matches.
10 Racial, homophobic or discriminatory abuse, chanting or harassment is strictly forbidden
and will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. The Club may impose a ban for
one or more Matches.
11 The following acts are offences under the Football (Offences) Act 1991 (as amended):
11.1 The throwing of any object within the Ground without lawful authority or excuse.
11.2 The chanting of anything of an indecent or racialist nature.
11.3 The entry onto the playing area or any adjacent area to which spectators are not
generally admitted without lawful authority or excuse.
Conviction may result in a Banning Order being made.
12 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 the Club and/or any police officer.
13 Nobody may stand in any seating area whilst play is in progress. Persistent standing in
seated areas whilst play is in progress is strictly forbidden and may result in ejection from
14 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.
15 EFL stadia are smoke-free and smoking is not permitted inside the Ground.
16 Mobile telephones and other mobile devices are permitted within the Ground PROVIDED
THAT (i) they are used for personal and private use only (which, for the avoidance of doubt
and by way of example only, shall not include the capturing, logging, recording, transmitting,
playing, issuing, showing, or any other communication of any Material for any commercial
purposes); and (ii) no Material that is captured, logged, recorded, transmitted, played,
issued, shown or otherwise communicated by a mobile telephone or other mobile device
may be published or otherwise made available to any third parties including, without
limitation, via social networking sites.
17 Under the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc).) Act 1985 (as amended), the following
are offences for which a person can be arrested by a police officer and conviction could
result in a Banning Order being made:
17.1 Attempting to enter the Ground or being inside the Ground whilst drunk;
17.2 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
18 Any individual who has entered any part of the Ground designated for the use of any group
of supporters to which he does not belong may be ejected from the Ground either for the
purposes of his own safety or for any other reason.
19 Save as set out in paragraph 16 above, no person (other than a person who holds an
appropriate licence) may capture, log, record, transmit, play, issue, show or otherwise
communicate (by digital or other means) any Material in relation to the Match, any players
or other persons present in the Ground and/or the Ground, nor may they bring into the
Ground or use within the Ground (or provide to, facilitate or otherwise assist another person
to use within the Ground) any equipment or technology which is capable of capturing,
logging, recording, transmitting, playing, issuing, showing or otherwise communicating (by
digital or other means) any such Material.
20 The copyright, database rights and any other intellectual property rights in any and all Material that you produce at the Ground in relation to the Match, any players or other persons present in the Ground and/or the Ground (whether produced in breach of paragraph 19 above, or pursuant to paragraph 16 above, or otherwise) is hereby assigned (including by way of present assignment of future copyright pursuant to section 91 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) to
the Club and the EFL. You further agree (if and whenever required to do so by the Club
and/or the EFL) to promptly execute all instruments and do all things necessary to vest the
right, title and interest in such rights to the Club and the EFL absolutely and with full title
21 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 the Club.
22 Tickets are not transferable and may not be offered for sale without the prior written
permission of the Club - or otherwise in accordance with the relevant ticket terms and
conditions. Any tickets that are transferred are transferred subject to these Ground
Regulations. Any tickets offered for sale may be confiscated by any steward, officer of the
Club or any police officer. The Club reserves the right to refuse admission to or eject from
the Ground, and/or “blacklist", any person who has offered for sale or transferred his/her
ticket in contravention of the relevant ticket terms and conditions (and/or the holder of any
ticket that has been transferred in contravention of the relevant ticket terms and conditions).
Tickets remain the property of the Club at all times.
23 CCTV cameras are in use around and in the Ground. Body worn video cameras recording
video and/or audio may also be used as appropriate, to record images or audio which
identifies you as an individual, for example to record prohibited behaviours as referenced in
paragraphs 9 and 10. The Club may itself use or pass to the police or any Football
Authority or other clubs, any recordings for use in any proceedings.
24 At all times whilst present in the Ground, persons must comply with any and all instructions
of any steward or officer of the Club and/or any police officer. Failure to comply with any
instruction may lead to immediate ejection from the Ground.
25 By entering the Ground, all persons are acknowledging that photographic images and/or
audio, visual and/or audio-visual recordings and/or feeds (and/or stills taken therefrom )
may be taken of them and may also be used, by way of example and without limitation, in
televised coverage of the game and/or for promotional, training, editorial or marketing
purposes by the Club, the EFL or others (including commercial partners and accredited
26 All ticket holders agree that the Matches for which the tickets have been purchased are
public, and that their appearance and actions inside and in the perimeter of the Ground
where a Match occurs are public in nature, and that they shall have no expectation of privacy
with regard to their actions or conduct at Matches.
27 Further to paragraph 25, if such person is under 18 years of age, the parent, guardian, or
responsible adult who is accompanying them into the Ground shall be deemed to have
provided consent on their behalf.
28 Refused entry to (or ejection from) the Ground may lead to further action by the Club
including, but not limited to, the withdrawal of any season ticket (without
reimbursement), Club Membership and other benefits.
Published by The EFL –. Season 2018/2019