The Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020
 
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2020No. 982

SPORTS GROUNDS AND SPORTING EVENTS, ENGLAND

The Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2020

Made at 10.30 a.m. on11thSeptember2020

Laid before Parliament at 2.30 p.m. on11thSeptember2020

Coming into force2ndOctober2020

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 11(1) of the Football Spectators Act 1989( 1).

The Secretary of State has consulted the Sports Grounds Safety Authority( 2), in accordance with section 11(4) of that Act.

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2020 and comes into force on 2nd October 2020.

Direction

2. The Secretary of State directs the Sports Grounds Safety Authority to include a condition imposing the requirements as respects the seating of spectators at designated football matches( 3) specified in Schedule 1 in any licence to admit spectators( 4) to the premises specified in Schedule 2.

10.30 a.m. on 11th September 2020

Nigel Huddleston

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

SCHEDULE 1

Article 2

Requirements to be imposed

1. Only seated accommodation is to be provided for spectators at a designated football match.

2. Spectators are only to be admitted to watch a designated football match from seated accommodation.

SCHEDULE 2

Article 2

Premises in respect of which the requirements in Schedule 1 must be imposed

Address of the premises

Football club of which the premises are the home ground

Brentford Community Stadium

Lionel Road South

Brentford TW8 0RU

Brentford Football Club

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

The Order directs the Sports Grounds Safety Authority to include, in any licence granted to admit spectators to the Brentford Community Stadium, a condition imposing the requirements specified in Schedule 1: only seated accommodation is to be provided for spectators at designated football matches, and spectators may only be admitted to watch such a match from seated accommodation.

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no, or no significant, impact on the private, voluntary or public sector is foreseen.

(1) 1989 c. 37. Section 1(6A) defines “the licensing authority” to whom any direction is addressed as the Sports Grounds Safety Authority; section 1(6A) was inserted by paragraph 7(1) of Schedule 2 to the Sports Grounds Safety Authority Act 2011 (c. 6).

(2) The Sports Grounds...

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