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Statutory Instruments

2002 No. 1755

SPORTS GROUNDS AND SPORTING EVENTS

The Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2002

Made

8th July 2002

Laid before Parliament

9th July 2002

Coming into force

31st July 2002

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by sections 11(1) to (3) of the Football Spectators Act 1989(1), after consulting the Football Licensing Authority, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2002 and shall come into force on 31st July 2002.

Direction

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 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 it is 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.

Tessa Jowell

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

8th July 2002

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

AddressThe Home Ground of
Turf Moor

Burnley

BB10 4BX

Burnley Football Club
Craven Cottage

Stevenage Road

Fulham

London

SW6 6HH

Fulham Football Club
The Walker’s Stadium

Filbert Way

Leicester

LE2 7FL

Leicester City Football Club
Madejski Stadium

Junction 11

M4

Reading

Berkshire

RG2 0FL

Reading Football Club

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 specified 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 the powers conferred by section 1(2) of the Football Spectators (Designation of Football Matches in England and Wales) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/3331) and they include all associations football matches played at the premises specified 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), the Football Spectators (Seating) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/1706), the Football Spectators (Seating) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/1706), the Football Spectators (Seating) Order 1997 (S.I. 1997/1677), the Football Spectators (Seating) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/1599), the Football Spectators (Seating) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/1926), the Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1739), and the Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2001 S.I. (2001/2373).

(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. 2000/3331.

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