Supporters will be aware that over the last few weeks the exit procedures from the Motan Colortonic (South) Stand have been reviewed.
One of the main problems that was identified was the gathering of supporters behind the goal in the final few minutes of a game, which has had to be addressed.
Club officials are encouraged and pleased by the behaviour of supporters who have understood the need to refrain from congregating in that area and would like to thank them for their understanding.
Following a review, it can now be confirmed that the following procedures for exiting the Motan Colortronic (South) Stand will be put in place with immediate effect:
Supporters are encouraged to remain in their seats until the final whistle. However, any supporter wishing to leave the South Stand before the end of the game should make their way to the exit gates beneath the stand, via the interior concourse.
The televisons in the concourse will be on so that any supporter taking this option can watch the final few minutes of the game on the screens. Up to the final whistle, these will be the only exits available.
At the final whistle, the temporary barriers at each end of the South Stand will be immediately removed and exit from the stadium will also be allowed via the exterior gates at either end of the stand, as previously arranged.
By adopting this system, it is anticipated that supporters will be able to exit the stadium quickly and without any issues.
CEO Graham Bean said: “Following discussions with representatives of the Safety Advisory Group and the views of the supporters, we have reviewed our exiting strategy from the South Stand.
"We are pleased that supporters have listened to the club about the difficulties caused by congregating behind the goal in the final few minutes of a game.
"They should be complimented for their behaviour and attitude in playing their part in this to the benefit of their fellow supporters and the club.”