Football clubs may differ in age restrictions for children and young people attending matches, which they also implement for travelling fans. Leicester City Football Club do not allow children under the age of 16 to attend a football match unless they are accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 years or over.
For those attending a match at Leicester City Football Club (LCFC), we have the following FAQs which may help you to plan an enjoyable and safe visit.
CAN I BRING A CHILD TO A MATCH?
Please note that children under the age of two are not permitted to enter the stadium for any football matches or football events.
We request that you supervise any child in your care, including taking them to the toilet or buying refreshments. Please be aware that the stadium can become extremely busy.
Please make sure that you give each child in your care their ticket and that they keep this throughout their visit to help with relocating a child if they become separated.
CAN MY CHILD ATTEND A MATCH ON THEIR OWN, OR WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS?
A child must be 16 years old or over to be able to attend a match unaccompanied.
An under 16-year-old child cannot attend on their own. They must have a responsible person aged 18 or over with them.
Children aged 16 or 17 may attend matches on their own, however, they are not able to care for others. Any person attending the game with a carer who is under 16, then each individual case will be considered on its merits.
If you are a carer who needs assistance accessing the stadium please contact email@example.com.
WE ARE A LARGE ARRANGED GROUP COMING TO A MATCH, IS THERE ANYTHING WE NEED TO BE AWARE OF?
There should be adequate adult-to-child ratios to ensure supervision of larger groups of children at matches. We strongly advise that you conduct your own risk assessment prior to attending the stadium on the day of the match. All children should be given their ticket and keep this throughout their visit to help with relocating a child if they become separated. Please see this link for FA guidance.
IF I LOSE MY CHILD AT A GAME, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
We strongly advise that before the match when you are planning to come to LCFC you should talk to your child about what they should do in this situation. Once at LCFC, familiarise yourself with the surroundings. If you are outside the stadium, identify a place / landmark that you will go to if you become separated. If you are inside the stadium, identify a place to go if you become separated.
Show your child what a Steward looks like, an LCFC Steward will be wearing a high visibility jacket which is either yellow or orange. Advise your child that if they get separated, they should tell the nearest Steward and if you have arranged a meet up place the child should tell the Steward.
If you do become separated from your child, please tell the nearest Steward at the earliest opportunity and agree where to wait while your child is found.
At all times, the supervision of children remains the accountability of the responsible person or organiser, who must ensure that any children are supervised at all times.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE CONDUCT OF SOMEONE IN RELATION TO A CHILD?
If you are concerned about the conduct of any person in relation to a child, young person or adult at risk, please inform a Steward or Police Officer who will be prepared to help. This can include things like abusive language, racism, homophobic comments, hate chants, drunken behaviour, aggressive behaviour etc.
If you decide at a later date that you need to report your concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and outline your concerns.