In light of recent high profile incidents where a range of items – including capped water bottles – have been thrown onto the pitch at a number of matches around the country, we are reminding all Brighton & Hove Albion and visiting supporters that bottles with tops on them are prohibited at the Amex Stadium.
While we are aware the vast majority of home and away fans are happy to oblige with the stadium rules and regulations, which are in place to ensure spectator safety as well as that of players, staff and match officials, we have experienced incidents at our own stadium in recent months and will be stepping checks to avoid any further incidents.
We have previously advised fans bringing their own water in to the Amex that we would permit clear plastic bottles with a capacity of less than 500ml, subject to the removal and disposal of bottle tops prior to entry. Our stewards will now be strictly enforcing this policy, and bottle tops will also be removed from drinks sold inside the stadium.
Finally, we are also aware of a very small number of fans who chose to continue to ignore stadium rules by bringing flasks into the stadium, or by concealing bottle tops for use later.
Anyone doing this is liable to ejection from the stadium and further stadium and ticketing sanctions. The club will not issue any further warnings.
The full list of prohibited items can be found here.