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  1. My only knowledge is how the safety regulations work. I'm not part of SAG , but all the minutes & agendas of their meetings are public documents that you can request from the council. They even publish some of them online, but good luck to actually finding them! With respect to why the club goes along with the recommendations, they either agree with them or don't potentially want to be personally liable if anything goes wrong (see Graham Mackrell's summons over 1989). I belive the capacity of the lepps (upper & lower)at this time is around 4,500, it is up to the visiting club to request that amount if they want it, but the club & SYP can restrict it if they feel it necessary.
  2. Maybe, we will never know because the only public documentation available is the safety certicate which only states what the capacity is for each stand. I havent got an upto date copy of Hilsborough's certificate but as an example, below is a copy of QPR's, a ground that was mentioned in a previous post. Without detailed dimensioned drawings of the grounds we cant tell if the safety regulations are being applied consistently. From the many posts I read on here, the main complaint is over segregation issues but that is not SAG responsibility but rather a decision made between the club & the police.
  3. It's not a question of clout within the group. At the SAG meetings,recommendations are made based on the various safety regulations. and it is up to the club (as the safety certificate holders) and Sheffield City Council (as the licensing authority) to accept them or not.
  4. You are aware that the club, as safety certificate holders, are an integral member of SAG?
  5. Tickets were £20 adult reducing to £5 Don't think the cost was a major influence on DC.
  6. Nothing to do with SAG or anybody else, SWFC restricted Brighton to 2000 tickets as that was the allocation they gave to us for the 2nd leg at the AMEX.
  7. If I may offer an alternative view..
  8. Can people stop referring to SAG and segregation of home & away fans! SAG have no influence over segregation, that is a ground management (ie SWFC) responsibility. All SAG's influence is that if the club instigate a segregation policy, then they have to ensure that the following three issues are satisfactorily considered: The arrangements for admitting spectators should be drawn up in consultation with the local authority and police, and be carefully controlled to ensure as far as possible that segregation is effective. Each segregated area must have its own independent means of egress or evacuation Should ensure that each segregated area offers full access to sufficient toilet and catering facilities. It should not be necessary for spectators in segregated areas to have to cross barriers or seek special permission to use such facilities
  9. Do they still have barriers on these side roads to stop fans using them?
  10. Not sure what you mean? We've have had plenty of restrictions placed on us in the last 10 years, mainly around capacity.
  11. That one is the current version (5th edition). The next edition is due to be published late this year.
  12. That section in the South (AA) was also closed for persistent standing. Primarily because the knuckledraggers, displaced from the North stand took up residence there. It seems that they were incapable of watching a game at Hillsborough without being as close as possible to the away fans.
  13. There's an area near the city centre that desperately needs redevelopment and with a bit of imagination would be large enough for a new stadium. Have a look at area surrounded by Shalesmoor and Hoyle Street where the soon to be closed HSBC officers are.
  14. Keep up, 33,800 rising to 36,00 in two weeks
  15. This is a plan of the South Stand from 2009 (and the WC2018 improvements), seems like the Directors facilities is why the tunnel is off-set. Hillsborough development 2009 - south stand ground floor plan.pdf