Sport Conventions

Recommendation on alcohol sales and consumption (87/1)

(adopted by the Standing Committee of the European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehaviour at Sports Events and in Particular at Football Matches during their 2nd meeting, 1987)

The Standing Committee,

Stresses the importance of applying the provisions of Article 3.4.f, which are believed to have been very effective in contributing to the reduction of spectator violence;

Recommends the Contracting Parties to implement, in so far as it is legally possible, two additional measures, where high-risk matches are to be expected:

a. to extend the provisions of Article 3.4.f to include the travel arrangements of groups of supporters visiting matches;

b. to encourage the use of powers that may be vested in local authorities to restrict, or to ban, the sale of alcohol in the neighbourhood of stadia, for a predetermined period, before, during and after such matches.