The Newcastle Jets and the Squadron Football Supporters Club have agreed to relocate Jets Active Supporters to Bay 60 for the remainder of the season.
The Newcastle Jets and the Squadron Football Supporters Club have agreed to relocate Jets Active Supporters to Bay 60 for the remainder of the season, following a successful trial during Saturday-s clash with Western Sydney Wanderers at Hunter Stadium.
After consultation between Newcastle Jets, FFA, NSW Police, Hunter Venues and the Committee of the Squadron supporter group, Jets Active Supporters will relocate from Bays 1 and 2 in the Eastern Grandstand to Bay 60 in the South-West corner of the stadium.
"As a Club, we-re committed to working with our Active Supporter groups to create the best possible atmosphere at Hunter Stadium on game day,” Jets CEO Robbie Middleby said.
“We believe the relocation of our Active Supporters to Bay 60 for last weekend-s match against the Wanderers worked extremely well and we-re pleased the Squadron has agreed to make it their home for the remainder of the season.
"This relocation provides our Active Supporters easy access to and from the Stadium via the Western Grandstand and allows the Squadron to engage all Jets supporters and help create an even better atmosphere on game day."
Grant Furner, President of the Squadron Football Supporters Club welcomed the move.
"The Squadron FSC is pleased that we were able to reach agreement with the Club on remaining in Bay 60 for the rest of the season,” Furner said.
“We want to give Active Supporters more games to assess the pros and cons of moving and staying, and the more games we have to assess this the better chance supporters will have of making an informed decision.
“We will be gathering supporter feedback at the remaining home games this season so that we can make a decision on the move being permanent for next season and onwards.
“Moving to Bay 60 offers a number of benefits for the Active Support, including allowing us to engage the Jets supporters in the Western Stand and on the Southern Hill.
“We were able to deploy more banners along the fence line and the Bay is fairly similar in seating numbers to what exists in Bays 1 and 2, giving us as much room for growth.
“As well as being out of direct sunlight, we also have much better visuals across the field, and direct view of the away supporters which will lead to better interaction between active home and away supporter groups during the game."