Everton Football Club remains fully committed to the Premier League, FA and EFL’s collective stance in tackling anti-social and criminal behaviour at football matches.
Evertonians will always play a vital role on matchdays and that is something the Club wholeheartedly values and embraces.
However, this must always be done legally, by ensuring everyone’s health and safety at all matches.
With this in mind, we respectfully remind supporters attending Saturday's Premier League fixture with Arsenal at Goodison Park that entering the field of play is a criminal offence.
Everton has a zero-tolerance policy regarding pitch encroachment and stadium bans - and even criminal prosecution - can and will be enforced.
We would also like to remind supporters that pyrotechnics, smoke cannisters and/or, flares are prohibited under strict stadium guidelines, and the throwing of objects of any description on to the pitch is illegal and will have severe consequences.
Spot checks will take place at turnstiles and any such items will be confiscated.
The Club is legally compelled to work with the authorities to identify any individuals who take part in such activity and any prosecution for any of these offences could result in a criminal record.
The could, in turn, affect current and future employment, or for young people current or future education opportunities and, in some extreme cases prosecution could result in a prison sentence.
The Club also imposes its own sanctions, such as revoking season tickets and imposing lifetime stadium bans, on any supporters found to have engaged in anti-social/criminal behaviour at any Club matches whether at Goodison Park or at any away stadiums.
All supporters are urged to understand that if the Club fails to comply with Goodison Park’s Ground Safety Certificate, the Club will face punishment which could include a partial or full closure of the stadium to supporters.
Thank you for your support.