The EFL and Wembley Stadium both recognise that supporters of Coventry City and Oxford United may wish to display flags and banners in support of their team at Sunday's Checkatrade Trophy Final.Guidance around size and suitability of flags and banners has been issued ahead of this weekend’s showpiece to assist visitors in ensuring their flags meet with Health & Safety and WNSL Ground Regulations.
Checkatrade Trophy Final 2017: Key Information
The standard protocol for supporters who wish to bring a flag or a banner into Wembley Stadium without prior permission is that flags must be smaller than 250cm in size at the widest or longest point.
Following a safety and security meeting earlier this month - attended by representatives from Wembley Stadium, the EFL, Coventry City and Oxford United - a decision was made to require supporters to seek prior permission for flags that are larger than 100cm in size at the widest or longest point into the Stadium.
However, the EFL and Wembley Stadium would like to clarify that Wembley Stadium security staff will permit flags or banners purchased through official club channels, that are no bigger than the original stipulation of any flag that is larger than 250cm in size at the widest or longest point.
Supporters have until 5pm on Thursday 30th March to request permission for flags that exceed the stated limits and were not bought through official club channels.
The Checkatrade Trophy Final is a unique occasion and with over 70,000 tickets already sold, and the EFL’s primary objective is to ensure that supporters of both sides are able to savour their day at Wembley in a safe, entertaining and enjoyable manner.
Rules regarding content of flags and banners remain the same and state that no items should contain advertising and commercial messages, or contain abusive or defamatory language. Wembley Stadium reserve the right to confiscate flags deemed to be in breach of this guidance.