Supporters attending this weekend’s fixture between Notts County and Mansfield Town are advised of the following information.
The sides meet at Meadow Lane on Saturday 14 January (kick-off 1pm) and Notts’ head of operations Mark Huckerby is looking forward to what he hopes will be an exciting, enjoyable and safe matchday for all spectators.
He said: “This is the fixture we all look forward to most and we are fully prepared for a big crowd and vibrant atmosphere.
"We are working closely with the police and, to further ensure all supporters are safe and can enjoy the game, a number of safety staff from Mansfield will be assisting us on the day.
"After our incident-free trip to the One Call Stadium earlier this season my staff and I hope to oversee a pleasant day on and off the field."
Mark Holland, chief superintendent at Nottinghamshire Police, added: "We are looking to facilitate a safe atmosphere for this local derby.
"We saw good behavior from both sets of fans at Mansfield earlier this season and the club’s initiative to attract under 12s has been gathering pace, so we would hope fans respect more of a family-friendly environment.
"Kick-off has been brought forward to 1pm to reduce the risk of any alcohol-fuelled disorder and we will not welcome Mansfield Town supporters in the city centre before this time.
"Instead, provisions have been made for away fans who want to drink before the game to go to the Company Inn or the Canalside.
"We hope everyone enjoys this exciting fixture."
Save time by buying in advance
With a large crowd anticipated, home supporters are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance online, by calling 0115 955 7210 or visiting the Meadow Lane ticket office.
Click here for more information on tickets.
Free under 12s tickets
Free under 12s tickets, available to home supporters only, must be redeemed by an accompanying adult. To avoid lengthy queues at the turnstiles the club strongly advise supporters to claim free under 12s tickets in advance in store or by phone. Those who do not secure their free under 12s ticket in advance must enter the stadium via one of the following turnstiles:
Derek Pavis Stand: Turnstile 8
Haydn Green Family Stand: Turnstile 13
Kop Stand: Turnstile 44
The club encourage passionate vocal support of the team but have a zero-tolerance approach to offensive chanting.
Notts are proud of their diversity and vision to embrace equality regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or religion.
Any supporter who hears discriminatory language during the match is encouraged to report it to a police officer or steward. After the match, reports can be made by calling the safety office on 0115 955 7209 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reports can also be made using Kick It Out’s award-winning reporting app, which is available to download on the App Store and Google Play. Supporters are able to attach video, photo and audio evidence to help support investigations into discriminatory incidents and behaviour across football while, should they wish, maintaining their anonymity. Kick It Out can also be called on 0800 169 9414.
Supporters are asked, if possible, to note the row and seat number of the offending person, as well as their appearance, height and build.
Thank you for your support and enjoy the game.