No Smoking

Last updated : 21 January 2007 By Editor
The Football League have now announced that Football Stadiums will receive a smoking ban, taking effect from the start of next season.

The move follows discussions between the league and it's clubs as to the way forward following recent views of over 43,000 supporters who wanted some sort of smoking ban, after they took part in a Football League survey last year. Nearly 80% of those backed some sort of smoke free policy, with half of of all fans wanting a total ban.

"In re-branding The Football League we made a serious, long-term commitment to encouraging a new generation of supporters to our matches. This is the latest stage in that process. League Chairman Lord Mawhinney has announced.

"We aim to get more families and more young fans going along to watch their local Football League club. This new policy will ensure that doing so does not have a negative effect on their health."