SAFETY bosses have decided not to take any action or put alternative measures in place at Mansfield Town’s play-off decider with York on Monday following CEO Carolyn Stills arrest for threatening behaviour.
Miss Still, who is the One Call Stadium’s safety certificate holder, was cautioned by police after an altercation during the second half of the play-off first leg at York on Wednesday night.
A statement from Stags chairman John Radford said Miss Still confronted officers after a non-playing first team member was ejected from the stadium.
A group of representatives from Nottinghamshire County and Mansfield District Councils, the emergency services, Mansfield Town FC, a supporters’ group, the ground’s stewarding company and the Sports Ground Safety Authority met on Friday afternoon to see if any action was required ahead of the second leg on Monday afternoon.
Rob Fisher, the county council’s group manager for emergency management and registration, said: “The county council takes safety at all the county’s sports grounds very seriously.
“An emergency safety advisory group meeting was held today (Friday) to consider the implications of Wednesday’s incident at York City for the management of safety at the One Call Stadium.
“The incident involved Mansfield Town Football Club’s Chief Executive, who is the current holder of the ‘General Safety Certificate’ for this stadium.
“The group considered the impact of the incident in the context of the upward trend of improving safety management at the club.
“We have confidence in the abilities of the club’s safety officer and his team, and have decided that there will be no regulatory action taken in respect of this incident.
“The county council and the group will continue to monitor safety management at the club, which will include a match day safety inspection at this Monday’s game.”