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Policing Costs rocket at Liberty

Taxpayers have forked out 160,000 on policing costs on match days at the liberty stadium in its first 18 months of operations.

Newspaper reports have released this figure under the freedom of information act which has opened up once confidential documents.It is thought that policing costs at the Liberty stadium have toped 100.000 per season.

The Swansea City Chairman Huw Jenkins on the Policing Costs from the south wales evening post.

'A large proportion of this cost relates to the policing of away fans to and from the stadium for each game..

these costs could perhaps be reduced if we had the help and co-operation of our supporters in allowing the away fans to quickly leave the stadium.'


It is not understood how much the club have contributed towards policing costs this season.

Interesting figures have been released surrounding specific matches with 27,423 being spent on policing costs at the Millwall game and 25,030 on the Bristol City game.

The costs of security are high and taxpayers should not be made to pay for such costs. More should be done by clubs to pay for these kinds of expenses. Granted not all clubs have the cash to spend on security but it should be top priority.




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Writer: sbrjack Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 5 2007

Time: 11:20AM

Your Comments

This article seems to be a little one sided, say a team brings 500 fans and they all spend 5 in Swansea = 2500 plus they have to all buy a ticket 500x20 10,000 and thats just a conservative estimate and there are a lot more considerations too its not all expense.
barrydoom
If the club ahd to spend more money than it allready is on policing then the prices of tickets would go up. We wold suffer as a result because we wouldn't be getting as many fans through our gates as other clubs! I agree that the club should pay some of the costs but not all of them!
jack hammers
Unfortunately a small group of fans are not just happy with a bit of banter with visiting fans. After games they are looking to confront them. Because of this, policing levels have to be higher. It would be great if those fans would behave as well as the Ospreys supporters.
willow
What else do you expect from the Jacks???
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