Fans to meet Shay bosses

The supporters will meet stadium officials
The supporters will meet stadium officials
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Fans of FC Halifax Town will seek answers from Stadium bosses at the Shay when they meet with them next week.

Supporters have become increasingly frustrated by what they describe as the ‘decline in match day experience’ at the Shay, and have begun voting with their feet at recent Town matches as attendances have started to dip below 1,000.

Among the concerns are stewarding, pricing, and the lack of transfers between stands during the game, as well as the condition of the pitch, which has seen four home matches postponed already this season.

At the meeting, which is on Wednesday December 12 at 8pm at the Supporters Bar at the Shay, will be Mike Murray, Stadium Manager, Tony Smallman, Ground Safety Officer, and Jeanette Graham from EMC, who will take questions from the fans.

Supporters Club spokesperson Stewart Heaton said: “For a number of months supporters have been voicing their concerns about how their matchday experience is being changed for the worse, we hope that this meeting will give fans the chance to put their points to those who make decisions while also allowing those who make the decisions to explain why they’ve felt the need to do so.”

“The meeting is open to all fans and we hope as many as possible will attend to show the level of feeling amongst the supporters.

“If we can at least begin a dialogue between the two groups then hopefully we can work together to make The Shay a better place for everyone.”

- Those wishing to travel to the games scheduled at Altrincham on Tuesday 18 December and Colwyn Bay on Saturday 22 December can book their place now.

The coach to Altrincham costs £12 and leaves the Shay at 6pm. The coach to Colwyn Bay costs £17 and leaves at 11.30am.

To book, call the travel line on 07707 143094 after 6pm or email