Match report by united fan Paul James
MUST received this clarification in response to our query:
It is a security measure and no it doesn’t include radios as far as I’m aware (though that would probably depend on the size – iPhones are not banned, for example despite having filming capability).
There is a left luggage type facility near the ticket office.
Why are these changes being introduced?
In line with UK airports we are reacting to the latest security intelligence. These actions are designed to ensure the continued safety and security of all spectators.
What exactly is a large electronic device?
Any electronic device that is larger than the maximum permitted dimensions of 150mm x 100mm. This includes laptops and tablet devices such as IPads (including IPad minis).
Can I bring my smartphone or camera into the stadium?
Provided that they do not exceed the maximum permitted dimensions of 150mm x 100mm, mobile phones and small lens cameras are permitted within the stadium.
Why is Old Trafford different from other stadiums?
The regulations at each stadium are a matter for the relevant stadium management authorities, however, the scale of Old Trafford and profile of Manchester United mean that the risk at this venue is unique.
Why can’t I demonstrate that my device is genuine by powering it up on request?
The configuration of the stadium and arrival profile of spectators means that it is impractical to deal with individual requests of this nature.
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Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust/THFC Police & Safety Forum Meeting
Minutes - Monday 9 June 2014 6.00pm-8.10pm
Sue Tilling, Safety Officer, THFC (ST)
Constable Steve Payne, Football Intelligence Officer, Metropolitan Police
Brian Awty, British Transport Police
Bob McIver, Head of Building Control, Haringey Council (BM) (HC)
Katrina Law, Secretary, THST (KL)
Martin Cloake, THST
Paul Head, THST
Suraj Sharma, THST
4. Man Utd allocation at White Hart Lane
- KL explained that THST operated in a way that was different to earlier iterations of the Trust in that we worked closely with other Trusts on issues that affected all of us. Coalition campaigning had been a big plus for THST last season. With this in mind, we’d agreed to raise the issue of the Manchester United allocation at White Hart Lane, on behalf of our counterparts at the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust
- THST campaigned hard against allocations for Spurs fans being reduced, particularly at the Emirates stadium, last season and we've also argued on a number of occasions that all fans should not be punished for the actions of a minority - so this approach has to apply to all fans across the board. We want to see all fans treated in the way we would expect to be treated
- Since 2009/10, MUFC fans have received c 1900 tickets for their Premier League matches at Tottenham – a reduction of c 1100 tickets on a standard allocation
- Various reasons have been given for this reduction including persistent standing in an upper tier, poor behaviour at the turnstiles at the 2012/13 match and bad behaviour at not only WHL but other PL grounds throughout the season
- KL asked ST of THFC and BM of HC to confirm the situation for 2014/2015
- It was confirmed MUFC fans would be monitored in the run up to the match at WHL and a decision would be made c 8 weeks in advance of the fixture
- There was an appetite to award a partial increase to MUFC providing there weren’t any major incidents in the run up
- BM of HC agreed to speak with MUST ahead of any decision being made on their allocation next season. MUST to make contact accordingly
- KL stressed the importance of engaging supporter groups in discussions such as these, where peer to peer influence can be a real factor and where fans can be formally represented and allowed to express their points of view
- It was agreed there was definitely an opportunity for dialogue here
- It was also stressed that this kind of decision was not solely about Man United. Any Club with any fans who behaved poorly at various grounds across the country would be monitored and allocations cut, if necessary