Ground Regulations

The SMC operates a strict ‘No Smoking Policy’ including electronic cigarettes and smoking implements, within all areas of the stadium. For the avoidance of any doubt, no spectator leaving the stadium during a fixture to smoke outside the turnstiles will be readmitted into the stadium.

The SMC ensures that full compliance with governing body regulations is adhered to in respect of drinking alcohol in sight of the playing area for all fixtures held at the stadium. More specifically, and working in consultation with York City Football Club and York RLFC, the drinking of alcohol will not be permitted in sight of the pitch for all football fixtures (regardless of the stadium user) at the stadium, however it will be for all rugby league fixtures. Any subsequent changes in this policy moving forward, or applicable on a match by match basis, will be communicated via the SMC’s website and the relevant sports club(s).

Any fan who wishes to anonymously alert the club to anti social behaviour in the stadium please use the matchday text service and the SMC will address any issues on the day. Text 60060 – a £1 charge applies.

Working alongside the stadium user sports clubs, the SMC may permit static supporter flags to be brought into each fixture. In addition, we may also consent for visiting fans to bring their flags to LNER Community Stadium providing they have the correct certificates, providing they meet the following criteria:

  • Small handheld banners and flags will be allowed through the turnstiles in the North and South Stands on a matchday and will be checked by the turnstile operators on entry - any flags that are deemed to contain offensive, or potentially inflammatory, content will be confiscated.
  • Larger flags (1 meter) will need to be pre-authorised by the SMC in order to comply with ground health and safety regulations. No poles will be allowed inside the stands at the LNER Community Stadium. Any flag over the dimensions of 5ft by 3ft would be classed as an extra large flag and these must strictly be agreed in advance with the SMC and will be stored at the LNER Community Stadium
  • All flags must carry a fire rated certificate.

We hope that this initiative will be well received by all fans and supporter groups alike.