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Safety & Security

The EFL is committed to working with Clubs and partners to ensure fixtures are safe and enjoyable for spectators from all communities.

We have robust working arrangements with a number of partners which includes the Football Safety Officers Association (FSOA), Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA), the Football Association, the Premier League, Kick it Out, Police Forces and of course the 72 member clubs of the EFL. Through the Safety and Security Advisor we conduct match inspections to ensure that individual clubs are well positioned to ensure their operations are a safe and enjoyable experience for all spectators.

We work with Clubs on a number of initiatives to promote safety and security which has included training of stewards and security staff, reducing the numbers of pyrotechnics discharged within grounds and dealing effectively with any occurrences of hate crimes and discriminatory behaviour amongst spectators. The EFL provides ground regulations to its members, which set out key requirements in respect of matchday protocol including spectator conduct, audio/visual restrictions and image rights, prohibited items and reinforces the key principles of stadium safety.

The EFL holds five competition Finals at Wembley Stadium each season and we work closely with many partners, including Wembley, to ensure our events are an enjoyable experience for all spectators.