- 7 Apr 2000
- Reaction score
- Leytonstone / Ilford
This is only game seven for this stadium with fans in. I think we have to cut the club some slack here.Had a conversation with Alan Walsh after the match. I think there a number of mitigating circumstances however only half the turnstiles were working on the North and West stands. For a currently unknown reason one half of the turnstiles failed to acknowledge that they had been loaded with today's game. There will be an investigation and a determination that it won't happen again.
all probably contributed.
- People sitting in new seats and new stands so not being familiar with the turnstile to use
- All paper tickets (which seem to be less reliable than cards)
- An evening kickoff with people arriving later
- A high-attendance
None of the above were the issue though, and if all turnstiles were working we would all have got into the stadium for kick-off. As it was some people got in around 15 minutes after kick-off.
He also is aware of queueing issues and that wayfinding can be improved.
Hopefully it is all teething problems and the turnstile issue in particular can be fixed and proven to be fixed.
Yes, those turnstiles not working is never ideal but if that had happened at Griffin Park you may have seen even bigger queues and longer waits to get in.