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Ground Rules

All visitors to the Stadium are respectfully requested to adhere to these rules:
 

  1. All matches are played in accordance with the Rules of the Scottish Football Association, the Scottish Professional Football League and, where applicable, the Regulations of U.E.F.A. Competitions.
     
  2. Tickets allocated by this Club are issued on the express conditions that no holder thereof shall sell or transfer same for a larger price than appears on the face thereof. In the event of any breach of this condition, The Hibernian Football Club Ltd. reserves the right to cancel the ticket and to retain the money paid therefore.
     
  3. Play cannot be guaranteed to take place on any particular day or at any particular time and the Club reserves the right to change its advertised fixtures without liability.
     
  4. In the event of the game to which the ticket admits being postponed for any reason, the ticket will be available on the rescheduled date.
     
  5. Where a match has been abandoned, conditions of admission to any replay will be notified by the Board of Directors, having regard to relevant Scottish Football Association, Scottish Professional Football League and Scottish Football League Regulations.
     
  6. All children entering the Ground, must pay for admission or hold a valid ticket.
     
  7. Unauthorised persons are not permitted to enter upon the field of play or the perimeter track. Failure to do so will result in arrest and banning from the Stadium. Spectators must remain seated at all times.
     
  8. With the exception of authorised Press representatives holding official passes, the taking of photographs or filming by any means, electronic, mechanical, recording or otherwise is not permitted, save with a special authorisation in writing by the Club and, where appropriate, the prior consent of the Scottish Football Association, Scottish Professional Football League or appropriate body.
     
  9. Only persons specifically authorised in writing by the Club are permitted to offer Newspapers, Periodicals or any other Articles for sale in the Ground.
     
  10. Unnecessary noise such as from the use of radio sets and behaviour likely to cause confusion, annoyance or nuisance of any kind, is not permitted in any part of the ground. Spectators persisting in the use of foul and abusive language will be liable to ejection and possible banning from the Stadium.
     
  11. It is an offence under the terms of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act, 1995 as amended by the Crime and Disorder Act, 1998 to make any remarks of a racist nature.
     
  12. It is an offence under the Public Order Act, 1986 for any person to enter, or attempt to enter the Ground:
    a). Whilst in possession of any article or substance whose main function is the emission of a flare for purposes of illuminating or signalling (as opposed to igniting or heating) or the emission of smoke or visible gas, and in particular includes distress flares, fog signals and pellets and capsules intended to be used as fumigators or for testing pipes.

    b). Any article which is a firework.
     
  13. It is an offence under the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act, 1995 to enter, or attempt to enter the Ground:
    a). Whilst in possession of a controlled container which is or was capable of holding liquid and which, if thrown would be capable of causing injury to another person

    b). Whilst in possession of alcohol

    c). Whilst drunk

  14. All persons entering the Ground are admitted subject to the condition that they may be required to submit to search to prevent dangerous articles being brought into the Ground which might be used to cause injury or damage to other persons or property.
     
  15. Club flags and banners, as well as any official national flag are permissible, provided they do not carry any additional religious, racist or other derogatory messages. Flags/banners must not interfere with the viewing capabilities or safety of other Spectators. In addition, flags and banners must not be allowed to obstruct advertising boards or directional signage. Small flags can be mounted on garden canes, provided the canes measure less than 100 cms. in length
     
  16. Under no circumstances is it permitted to throw any objects onto the pitch or track or otherwise.
     
  17. All persons entering the Ground are admitted subject to the above Ground Rules and to the Rules and Regulations of the Scottish Football Association and of the Scottish Professional Football League. Entry to the Ground shall be deemed to constitute unqualified acceptance of all these Rules and Regulations.
     
  18. The Club reserves the right for its servants and agents and for members of Police Forces to remove from this Ground any person who DOES NOT COMPLY with Ground Regulations and with the Rules and Regulations of the Scottish Football Association, the Scottish Professional Football League and/or where applicable, the Regulations of U.E.F.A. Competitions or whose presence in the Ground is, or could reasonably construed as constituting a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to other Spectators.
     
  19. In particular, Spectators are asked, in the interests of public safety and good order, to comply with all instructions issued by Police, Stewards or designated agents of the Club.
     
  20. The Club operates a Protocol Agreement with Lothian & Borders Police whereby the details of individuals who have been ejected or arrested at matches involving Hibernian Football Club, either home or away, is shared with the Club. On examination of this inform the Club reserves the right to indefinitely ban the individual from Easter Road Stadium and from purchasing tickets for away matches from the Club's Ticket Office.
     
  21. In compliance with the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act, 2005, and the Prohibition of Smoking in Certain Premises (Scotland) Regulations, 2006, Easter Road Stadium has been designated a NO SMOKING STADIUM. This restriction covers all public and staff areas including, but not restricted to, seating decks, concourses, toilets, staircases, offices and function suites. No re-admittance to events will be permitted for individuals wishing to leave in order to smoke external from the Stadium. Failure to comply with this legislation will see the individual ejected from the Stadium with a potential indefinite ban from entering the Stadium. In addition the individual faces a fixed penalty fine and potentially prosecution under the Act.