From the start of the 2017/18 season, we are introducing new policies on the unaccompanied minimum age for supporters and access for 0-3 year-olds on matchdays.
The new unaccompanied minimum age will now be 14 years.
This means that all under-14s will require an adult (agead 18 or over) to attend with them for any match at Emirates Stadium.
This decision has been made after consultation with relevant safeguarding and safety experts, with the new policy falling in line with many other sports stadia, major entertainment venues and the music industry.
The previous policy allowed an unaccompanied minimum age of 12, which included access into the Young Guns' Enclosure. Therefore, the new age category for the Young Guns’ Enclosure is now 14-16.
In addition, we are also introducing a new access policy for 0-3 year olds.
This means that there will now be certain rows at the front of GA, Club Level and Box Level which will not be permitted for 0-3 year-olds. This is based on recommendations from safety experts.
Our Supporter Liaison Officer, Mark Brindle said: "We have made these decisions after a great deal of consultation. It is generally standard practice that under 14s should be accompanied by an adult.
"Regarding 0-3 year olds, there is a higher risk of a small child being hit with a ball, or a fall from the front rows in the stadium. We hope supporters understand that these decisions have been made with their safety as our paramount consideration."
Full details of the new safety policies at Emirates Stadium can be found here.
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