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Statutory Instruments

2007 No. 2038

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Sports grounds and sporting events, england and wales

The Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2007


16th July 2007

Laid before Parliament

17th July 2007

Coming into force

7th August 2007

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 11 of the Football Spectators Act 1989(1). In accordance with section 11(4) of that Act he has consulted with the Football Licensing Authority.

Citation and commencement

1.   This Order may be cited as the Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2007 and shall come into force on 7th August 2007.


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

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

James Purnell

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

16th July 2007

Article 2(2)

SCHEDULE 1 Premises in respect of which a condition imposing requirements about the seating of spectators at designated football matches shall be imposed

(1) Address of the premises(2) Football club of which the premises are the home ground

Stadium MK

Stadium Way West

Milton Keynes


Milton Keynes Dons Football Club

Home Park Stadium



Plymouth Argyle Football Club

Article 2(2)

SCHEDULE 2 Requirements 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.


(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 the requirements specified in Schedule 2. In order to admit spectators to a designated football match a licence is required under the Football Spectators Act 1989. "Designated football matches" are those matches designated by the Secretary of State under section 1(2) of the Football Spectators Act 1989 and they include all association football matches played at the premises specified in Schedule 1 to this Order.

( 1 )

1989 c.37. Back [1]

( 2 )

A "licence to admit spectators" is defined in section 1(7) of the Football Spectators Act 1989. Back [2]

( 3 )

"Designated football match" is defined in section 1(2) of the Football Spectators Act 1989 and the Football Spectators (Designation of Football Matches in England and Wales) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/3331). Back [3]

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