Forget you hard and soft Brexit or talk backstops – Pools are
excited to announce the softening of borders for the coming season, initially
Having listened to fans' observations, we have decided to
trial a scheme which will allow supporters to move between the terraced areasin the Town End and The Neale Cooper Stand during games.
This will allow our fans to walk around to be closer to the
end at which Pools are attacking and also potentially provide some shelter inthe Town End on days when bad weather strikes.
The new system will come in to operation for Saturday's
season-opener against Sutton United and will remain for the fixture against AFCFylde on Tuesday 13th August.
A limited number of up to 300 fans will be allowed to move
between the two areas, in order that we can monitor its popularity and
demonstrate to our Safety Advisory Group that our systems will operateeffectively for matches when there is high demand.
“We're really happy to be trialling this idea,” admittedChief Executive Mark Maguire.
“The feedback from fans has been that it's something they
would like and which could go even further toward enhancing the atmosphere onmatchdays.
“Of course, we will always put safety first so a limited
trial is the most sensible approach at this stage but we hope it shows
supporters that we are listening, that we are flexible and we do want to workwith them to improve all aspects of the matchday experience.”