Ahead of this afternoon's opening home match of the season, we would like remind all supporters that the use of pyrotechnics, such as smoke devices and flares is strictly prohibited. The club condemns the use of such devices, the use of which is also a criminal offence, as is trying to gain access to a football stadium whilst carrying one.
Please be aware that the Club will be operating increased searches and bag checks upon entry to the stadium and supporters are advised to arrive early for this fixture.
Robust action is taken, before and after all our matches to help stop such behaviour. Perpetrators will be given an immediate ban from Rodney Parade and the Club will work with the police to help bring any offenders to justice.
Supporters should be made aware that they may face fines and up to a three-year ban from all football grounds as imposed by a magistrate’s court. Repeat offenders could expect a custodial sentence. As part of our robust approach, we are monitoring social media and will take appropriate action against people planning to bring - or promoting the use of - pyrotechnic devices at football matches.
The Club wishes to work with supporters to create a fantastic atmosphere on Saturday within a safe, family friendly environment.