EFL LINK UP WITH LI­ONS OVER FANS

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW - By Tom Black­ett

THE EFL are work­ing with Mill­wall to en­sure the be­hav­iour of a mi­nor­ity of the Li­ons’ fans does not mar the new sea­son.

Con­cerns crys­tallised at the League One play-off fi­nal against Brad­ford City in May when a small num­ber of fans at the Mill­wall end of the sta­dium en­croached onto the pitch at the fi­nal whis­tle.

The EFL and the Cham­pi­onship new­com­ers will work on two spe­cific ini­tia­tives de­signed to erad­i­cate any fu­ture prob­lems when the club plays away from The Den.

The mea­sures are de­signed to en­hance the Li­ons’ ex­ist­ing mea­sures which it takes when sell­ing tick­ets to fans for all away games.

Firstly, with re­gard to league games, the EFL and Mill­wall will work on spe­cific mea­sures in re­la­tion to sup­port­ers at­tend­ing fix­tures at other EFL clubs.

This ini­tia­tive will see, amongst other things, them col­lab­o­rate on how tick­ets are sold for away games.

Se­condly, with re­gard to Wem­b­ley fi­nals should Mill­wall qual­ify, the EFL and the club will re­view tick­et­ing, se­cu­rity and stew­ard­ing ar­range­ments, giv­ing full con­sid­er­a­tion to any pre­vi­ous is­sues that have taken place at the na­tional sta­dium be­fore a fi­nal plan is put into place.

At present there is no fixed time­frame for any of the agreed mea­sures to be im­ple­mented. How­ever, it is an­tic­i­pated that a way for­ward can be jointly de­vel­oped in the early part of this sea­son.

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