FA Cup Game – Reminder on FA Rule Regarding Alcohol

AFC Rushden & Diamonds fans are reminded that because the game this evening against Barwell in the Emirates FA Cup (KO 7:45pm) is governed by FA Rules rather than local league rules, there are restrictions on alcohol consumption meaning it can only be consumed inside the clubhouse, not outside.

The rules, as stated in the rule book for the FA Cup are as follows:

Glasses, Glass bottles or cans containing alcohol are not permitted outside of the Clubhouse and must not be brought into grounds. No alcohol is to be consumed in the ground or premises during the period of any match, except as may be governed by the terms of the club licence with regard to its own members, but, not withstanding such, no alcohol is to be taken or consumed outside the licensed clubhouse or any other authorised area during such match period or brought into the ground.

The arrangements for this match are as follows :-

  • The Clubhouse will serve alcohol for consumption inside only until 7:30pm and again at full time, subject to licensing rules.
  • Alcohol will not be served at half time in the clubhouse.
  • Dale’s Bar will serve soft drinks only throughout the game.

Fans are asked to co-operate fully with this rule, as it is closely monitored by the FA.

Fans are also asked to arrive as early as possible for this game to avoid congestion at the turnstiles and to allow for revisions to parking and access – details here.