Tuesday, August 12, 2014
''NO IPAD AND TABLETS IN OLD TRAFFORD'' MANCHESTER UNITED TELLS FANS AHEAD OF NEW SEASON
English Premier League side, Manchester United have banned supporters from bringing iPads and tablet devices into Old Trafford this season.
There has been a growing trend for supporters to use iPads to capture the action, sometimes blocking the view for supporters sitting behind.
There have also been private fears in some quarters that supporters may record large portions of the match with the devices.
Ahead of Louis van Gaal's first match at Old Trafford as Manchester United manager against Valencia on Tuesday evening, supporters attending the game received an email providing information over pre-match entertainment and also detailing an update on safety procedure.
The email reads: 'We want to make you aware of an update to our club policy regarding home matches. Supporters cannot bring large electronic devices (bigger than 150mmx100mm) inside the stadium.
'For example, iPads or other tablet devices and laptops are now prohibited. Also please be aware that large bags, large cameras and liquids (with the exception of a small bottle of water with the top removed) are included in our list of prohibited items. Thank you for your co-operation on this matter.'
In 2010, NFL side, New York Yankees banned iPads from their stadium but they reversed the decision two years later.