The Football Spectators (Seating) Order 1995

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Published: 1995-07-04

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 1706

SPORTS GROUNDS AND SPORTING EVENTS
The Football Spectators (Seating) Order 1995

Made
4th July 1995

Laid before Parliament
5th July 1995

Coming into force
31st July 1995

The Secretary of State in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 11(1) to (3) of the Football Spectators Act 1989(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, after consulting the Football Licensing Authority, hereby makes the following Order:—

1.  This Order may be cited as the Football Spectators (Seating) Order 1995 and shall come into force on 31st July 1995.

2.—(1) The Secretary of State hereby directs the Football Licensing Authority as set out in paragraph (2) below.

(2) When granting any licence to admit spectators(2) to any of the premises specified in column (1) of Schedule 1 hereto and further identified, in column (2) of that Schedule by the name of the football club of which they are or will be the home ground, it shall include a condition imposing the requirements, as respects the seating of spectators at designated football matches(3) at the said premises, specified in Schedule 2 hereto.

Stephen Dorrell
Secretary of State for National Heritage
4th July 1995

Article 2(2)

SCHEDULE 1PREMISES IN RESPECT OF WHICH A CONDITION IMPOSING REQUIREMENTS AS RESPECTS THE SEATING OF SPECTATORS AT DESIGNATED FOOTBALL MATCHES SHALL BE IMPOSED

(1)
(2)

Address
The Home Ground of

St James' Park

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE1 4ST

Newcastle United

Blundell Park

Cleethorpes

South Humberside

DN35 7PY

Grimsby Town

The Baseball Ground

Shaftesbury Crescent

Derby

DE3 8NB

Derby County

Cellnet Riverside Stadium

Middlesbrough

Cleveland

TS3 6RS

Middlesbrough

Article 2(2)

SCHEDULE 2REQUIREMENTS TO BE IMPOSED

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

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

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order directs the Football Licensing Authority to include in any licence to admit spectators to the football grounds, all in England, listed in Schedule 1 a condition imposing requirements specified in Schedule 2 as respects the seating of spectators at designated football matches at those premises. “Designated football matches” are those association football matches designated by the Secretary of State, under powers conferred by section 1(2) of the Football Spectators Act 1989, in the Football Spectators (Designation of Football Matches in England and Wales) Order 1993 (S.I 1993/1691) and they include all association football matches played at the premises listed in Schedule 1 to this Order.
The Football Licensing Authority is already required to include a condition imposing seating requirements in licences granted in respect of the premises listed in Schedule 1 to the Football Spectators (Seating) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/1666).


(1)
1989 c. 37.

(2)
A “licence to admit spectators” is defined in section 1(7) of the Football Spectators Act 1989.

(3)
“Designated football match” is defined in section 1(2) of the Football Spectators Act 1989 and S.I. 1993/1691.
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