Extra security for Sky Blues against Gillingham - The Coventry Observer

Extra security for Sky Blues against Gillingham

Coventry Editorial 18th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

SUPPORTERS are being encouraged to arrive early at this Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash between the Sky Blues and Gillingham following the recent tragic events in Paris.

There will additional screening as supporters enter the Ricoh Arena with extra stewards and police on duty to ensure supporters’ safety.

The club are also urging supporters, where possible, not to bring rucksacks or bags to the stadium to speed up the screening process before the match, and stay vigilant during the game with the national threat level currently at ‘severe’.

“After the recent events, the club’s safety team and ACL stand firm in our ambitions to make sure that the Ricoh Arena is a safe place to visit,” said the club’s safety officer Chris O’Neill.

“We’re currently taking all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of supporters and will require the patience of supporters during additional screening on Saturday.

“With every game, we’d like fans to remain vigilant and review all safety precautions, and urge supporters to speak to any steward if they spot a problem before and during the game.”

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