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Rules and Regulations

Notice: Entry to the Ground is expressly subject to acceptance by the visitor of these Ground Regulations and (for football matches) the rules and regulations of FIFA, UEFA, The Football Association and The Football League in respect of the relevant match and (for other Events) the rules and regulations of the relevant governing body or Event organiser. Entry to the Ground shall constitute acceptance of the Ground Regulations.

"Ground" means Wembley Stadium and all locations owned, occupied or utilised by WNSL.

"Event" means any event taking place at the Ground.

“WNSL” means Wembley National Stadium Limited.

1 Permission to enter or to remain within the Ground (notwithstanding possession of any ticket) is at the absolute discretion of WNSL, any police officer or authorised steward. On no account will admission to any Event be granted to any person not in possession of a valid ticket. On no account will admission to a football match be granted to a person who is the subject of a current Banning Order.

2 WNSL excludes to the maximum extent permitted by law any liability for loss, injury or damage to persons/property in or around the Ground.

3 No guarantees can be given by WNSL that an Event will take place at a particular time or on a particular date and WNSL reserves the right to reschedule the Event without notice and without any liability whatsoever.

4 In the event of the postponement or abandonment of the Event, refunds (if any) should be claimed in accordance with the relevant Event organiser’s ticket terms and conditions (or Club Wembley terms and conditions for Club Wembley tickets). WNSL will have no other liability whatsoever, including (but not limited to) any indirect or consequential loss or damage, such as (but not limited to) loss of enjoyment or travel costs.

5 All persons seeking entrance to the Ground acknowledge WNSL's right to search any person and their belongings whether outside or inside the Ground and to refuse entry to or eject from the Ground any person refusing to submit to such a search.

6 To view a full list of articles which must not be brought into the Ground see below. Prohibited items include knives, fireworks, explosives, smoke canisters, aerosols, air-horns, noisemakers, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, illegal substances, laser devices, bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles, or any article that may be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety or which may pose a hazard or nuisance to any other person, or any article to be used for a commercial or a charitable purpose. Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to or ejected from the Ground.


7 Threatening, abusive or violent behaviour, and foul or abusive language is strictly forbidden and will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. WNSL may impose a ban from the Ground as a result.

8 Causing damage to, or interfering or tampering with any equipment, furniture, fitting or fixture within the Ground will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground.

9 Racial, homophobic or discriminatory abuse, chanting or harassment is strictly forbidden and will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. WNSL may impose a ban from the Ground as a result.

10 The following acts are offences under the Football (Offences) Act 1991 (as amended) and conviction may result in a Banning Order being made:

10.1 The throwing of any object within the Ground without lawful authority or excuse;

10.2 The chanting of anything of an indecent or racialist nature;

10.3 The entry onto the playing area or any adjacent area to which spectators are not generally admitted without lawful authority or excuse;

Such acts will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground whether at a football match or otherwise.

11 All persons entering the Ground may only occupy the seat allocated to them by their ticket and must not move from any one part of the Ground to another without the express permission or instruction of any steward, officer of WNSL and/or any police officer.

12 Nobody may stand in any seating area whilst play is in progress. Persistent standing in seated areas during an Event is strictly forbidden and may result in ejection from the Ground.

13 The obstruction of gangways, access ways, exits and entrances, stairways and like places is strictly forbidden. Nobody entering the Ground shall be permitted to climb any structures within the Ground.

14 Smoking at the Ground is strictly forbidden and will result in ejection from the Ground. Please note that the use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited within the stadium.

15 Mobile telephones and other communications devices are permitted within the Ground provided that they are used for personal and private use only.

16 Under the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc) Act 1985 (as amended) the following acts are offences for which a person can be arrested by a police officer and conviction may result in a Banning Order being made

16.1 Attempting to enter the Ground or being inside the Ground whilst drunk;

16.2 Being in possession of any intoxicating liquor, or bottle, can or other portable container and which could cause damage or personal injury when entering the Ground or in a public area of the Ground from which the event can be directly viewed;

Such acts will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground.

17 Any individual who has entered any part of the Ground designated for the use of any group of supporters to which they do not belong may be ejected from the Ground either for the purposes of their own safety or for any other reason.

18 No person (other than a person who holds an appropriate license) may bring into the Ground or use within the Ground any equipment which is capable of recording or transmitting (by digital or other means) any audio, visual or audio-visual material or any information or data in relation to the Event or the Ground. Copyright in any unauthorised recording or transmission is assigned (by way of present assignment of future copyright pursuant to section 91 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) to WNSL.

19 No goods (including literature) of any nature may be offered either free or for sale by any person within the Ground without the express written permission of WNSL.

20 No sponsorship, promotional or marketing materials may be brought into, used or displayed by any person within the Ground without the express written permission of WNSL.

21 Tickets are not transferable and may not be offered for sale without the prior written permission of WNSL. Any tickets offered for sale may be confiscated by any steward, officer of WNSL or any police officer. WNSL reserves the right to refuse admission to or eject from the Ground any person who has transferred their ticket in contravention of the Event ticket terms and conditions. Tickets remain the property of WNSL or the Event organiser at all times.

22 CCTV cameras are in use around and in the Ground and WNSL may itself use, or pass to the police or any Event organiser or other relevant authority, any recordings for use in any proceedings.

23 At all times whilst present in the Ground, persons must comply with any and all instructions of any steward or officer of WNSL and/or any police officer. Failure to comply with any instruction may lead to immediate ejection from the Ground.

24 Responsibility for minors remains at all times with a parent or guardian.

25 There is no re-admission to the Ground.

26 WNSL reserves absolutely the right to eject from the Ground any person failing to comply with any of the Ground Regulations or whose presence within the Ground is, or could reasonably be construed as constituting a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to any other person. This could lead to further action including, but not limited to, a ban from the Ground or proceedings being taken.

Guidance for use of flags at Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium upholds the highest standards of Health and Safety. The following guidance is in line with the stadium’s grounds regulations.
- We know that many supporters like to display flags at football matches and Wembley Stadium will always be as accommodating as possible.

- Flags are not generally confiscated, however the obstruction of gangways, access routes, exits and entrances, health and safety signage and stairways is strictly forbidden.

- In the event of an emergency we must have all access and exit points clear.

- Wembley Stadium reserves the right to confiscate flags if they are very large or may compromise public safety, obscure someone’s view, a camera position or if a flag carries offensive, discriminatory or inflammatory messaging.

- Flags more than 250cm in size at their widest or longest section will not be allowed and flagpoles greater than 1m in length will not allowed.

- Any articles that could potentially be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety are strictly prohibited.

- Permission must be sought in advance from the stadium and event owner to arrange use of the very large supporter flags that are designed to be passed over people's heads. In such cases the flag must be flame retardant and the organiser bringing the flag into the stadium will need to provide the appropriate H&S certification.

Entry to the Ground shall constitute acceptance of the Ground Regulations. Published by Wembley National Stadium Limited 2007

Prohibited Items

The following articles must not be brought within the Ground: knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, air-horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety.

Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to the Ground.

Any article that might be used as a weapon, be deemed to be offensive or abusive, or compromise public safety, will be confiscated and or reported to the police.

Unlicensed musical instruments: trumpets, drums and other devices capable of causing a disturbance or nuisance.

Flag poles greater than 1m in length and flares. Bottles, glass vessels, cans, flasks. Frisbees and similar items, dangerous or hazardous items, illegal substances, explosives or ammunition; fireworks, knives, blades or other weapons, firearms, scooters, skateboards or other skates. Laser devices, smoke canisters, signs or items with corporate or inappropriate branding, unauthorised fliers, spray paint, large industrial style “permanent“ marker pens, prams / push chairs, transmitting devices, professional cameras & recording devices (This applies to cameras that have interchangeable lenses), large suitcases, lap tops, illegal merchandise items, water bottles (need to have the ability to decant), illegal charity collection utensils, motor bike helmets, umbrellas, darts, hampers and cold boxes, air horns, alcohol and animals (except service dogs & guide dogs).