Following recent issues with persistent standing in the Block 1 singing section of the Colin Farmer Stand, supporters with season ticket holders in this area who wish to stand at matches are being offered the opportunity to move into the Optimising IT stand for forthcoming fixtures.
Standing in seated areas is currently being scrutinised by the Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA) and several safety concerns have been raised by fans occupying Block 1 with some supporters purchasing tickets for Blocks 2 and 3 and then moving into Block 1, leading to overcrowding.
In the two most recent matches stewards have communicated with supporters and listened to their concerns and frustrations around this issue.
A solution has been offered for existing season ticket holders who want to stand to watch the game from the Optimising IT Stand which is a standing terrace. They can continue to enter into the stadium through gate 4, but can then transfer to the Optimising IT Stand on a non-return journey. They will be counted over using a clicker to ensure capacities are not exceeded.
Non-season ticket holders wishing to stand should purchase terrace tickets for standing areas in the normal way and enter the stadium through gate 3.
For those fans choosing to remain in Block 1 of the Colin Farmer Stand they will be required to sit down, as per current legislation.
Saturday's fixture against Doncaster Rovers will be used as a trial game for fans wishing to take up this option.