Safeguarding assets

The Supporters Club & Trust is pleased to report that our application made under the Localism Act to register Ashton Gate as an asset of community value has been successful. This means that any proposed sale of the stadium will have to be notified to supporters and an opportunity would then exist to mount an alternative bid to that of the proposed purchaser if fans had concerns about the intended buyer.

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Section 35 legal case

Before the away game at Birmingham City on 12 September 2015, 51 Bristol City fans were prevented from attending the game and escorted straight to New Street station to return to Bristol. The Supporters Club & Trust and the supporters caught up in this believe this is wrong and are claiming false imprisonment and a breach of Article 5 of the European Convention of Human Rights.

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Standing proud

The Football Supporters Federation’s national Safe Standing Campaign aims “to persuade the Government, football authorities and football clubs to accept the case for introducing, on a trial basis, limited sections of standing areas at selected grounds“. Supporters Club & Trust board member, Jon Darch, has been at the forefront of this national campaign, with Bristol City becoming the first to install the proposed ‘rail seats’ at Ashton Gate.

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