Message from Berwick Bandits for travelling fans
Berwick Bandits Speedway
STADIUM SECURITY UPDATE
Following the attack at the Manchester Arena this week, when 22 lives were tragically lost and many injured, plus the updated change in the ‘terror threat alert’ across the UK to ‘critical’, new guidelines have been issued to all stadiums in the UK in order to ensure the safety of customers, fans and of staff.
So with immediate effect, along with other stadiums and arenas in the UK, Shielfield Park Stadium is to put in place additional security measures and bag checks, these being carried by persons as they approach or come into the stadium.
Stadium Management advise that if anyone refuses to allow their bag or bags to be searched by Stadium Security/Stewards, they will be REFUSED entry into the Stadium.
It is therefore requested for safety and convenience that fans take this into account and arrive early (Gates open 6pm) if that is at all possible and consider not bringing in bags at all or bring only essential items in small bags. Customers are reminded that there is a wide range of food and beverages on sale within the Stadium at reasonable prices, so there is no need to bring large bags containing items like flasks and own prepared or pre-purchased food items and in the interests of security they would ask that people desist from doing so.
The club remind fans of stadium guidelines on bringing food and drink into the stadium, this contained within ‘Admission Details’ each week on Page 4 of the Meeting programme.
The club and visiting club, Redcar, will hold a minute’s standing silence before we start the racing tomorrow, Saturday 27th May, as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives on Monday and to their friends, families and the City of Manchester and invite all fans and staff to join them.
The club remind everyone attending sporting meetings and other events across the country in the coming days, weeks and months that vigilance is necessary in these times.