Arsenal fans demand changes to create better matchday atmosphere
at The Emirates Stadium
New survey puts the introduction safe standing at top of the list
An independent survey of Arsenal supporters has revealed an overwhelming consensus in favour of improving the atmosphere at The Emirates Stadium.
94.5% of those taking part said it was very important (76.8%) or fairly important (17.7%) with 2% saying it was not very important (1.2%) or not important at all (0.8%).
Suggestions for improving the atmosphere were then presented; by far the most popular was the introduction of safe standing, followed by more lower tier (cheaper) seats for home supporters and “initiatives to enable more younger supporters to attend”.
Paul Matz, vice-chair of AISA, said:
“What is striking about these results is the overwhelming number of supporters from every part of the stadium who see the need for improving the matchday atmosphere at The Emirates Stadium. Every income group, every age group and fans from every area of the stadium are united in this belief.”
“AISA will be presenting the results of this survey to the Club in the near future.”
2,173 fans took part in the survey, conducted by the Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association during November and December 2012.
- 3.0% currently sit in box or club level
- 42.5% upper tier
- 50.1% lower tier
- 4.4% family enclosure
- 2.3% under 18
- 25.3% 18-30
- 33.9% 31-45
- 29.4% 46-60
- 9.0% over 60
For more information please contact Paul Matz on 07706 885078 or firstname.lastname@example.org