Stenhousemuir FC believe that the safety and security of all of visitors to Ochilview Park is paramount in ensuring that everybody can enjoy matchday. We want everybody to enjoy the game as much as possible but supporters should be mindful and respectful of other supporters sharing in the matchday experience too.
Supporters are reminded that The Norway Stand is an all-seater stand. Please do not sit on a seat that has been reserved for Season Ticket holders. If you require help finding a seat, please speak to a Safety Steward.
To ensure that we abide by our commitment to the safety and security of
all supporters, the club adopts a strict search policy at the stadium which may cause congestion and long queues at the turnstiles. To ensure that you enter the stadium and take you seat in plenty of time for kick-off, it is always worthwhile getting the stadium as early as possible rather than getting caught up in this congestion.
We obviously appreciate that it can be a frustrating experience for supporters to have to wait for a prolonged period of time but we should be mindful that the UK Threat Level is currently at severe and we appreciate your patience in allowing our stewards to perform tasks which safeguard your safety.
We understand that more family groups and beginning to attend games at Ochilview than ever before, culminating in the need to bring extra baggage into the stadium in order to entertain and feed smaller children, or simply to wrap-up warm. In any case, the club would request that the size and number of bags that you bring to the stadium is kept to a minimum, particularly in the case of rucksacks.
Naturally, some items have no place inside a football stadium, so please think before you bring items which might be considered to be a potential weapon. Knives, glass, unopened bottles, pyrotechnics, large poles and aerosols are guaranteed to be confiscated at the turnstiles, so if you don’t want to have an item taken off you, please don’t bring it!
OUR PLEDGE TO SAFEGUARD ALL
Just as in life, there is no such thing as a “typical fan”. Visitors to Ochilview Park come from all walks-of-life, different ages and have differing needs and requirement. Because of this, there can be no “one-size-fits-all” approach to the help, assistance and support we can provide.
The club has a safeguarding policy in place which provides advice for bringing children and vulnerable adults to fixtures, further information which can be found on our website.
The club is also committed to the mental well-being of all of our supporters are have recently launched a partnership with Andys Man Club initiative to provide advice and support to anyone who needs our help. Please check our website for full details.
REPORTING ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
Whilst it is a rare occurrence at Ochilview, there are times when the behaviour of fans may be regarded as in unacceptable.
Stenhousemuir Football Club advocate a strict policy of zero-tolerance towards supporters who act or express racist, homophobic or aggressive views towards others. Should you see or hear any behaviours which you believe do not adhere to these policies and which we believe are unwelcome at Ochilview Park, we would urge you to contact the club at your earliest convenience or report any incident to the closest Safety Steward.