A new automatic turnstile system installed at the Anfield Road stadium has left Liverpool FC supporters outraged, due to long delays in processing season tickets and membership cards.
According to a news report in the local media, the supporters claim they were left queuing at home games against Stoke City and Notts County after the new turnstiles failed to properly recognize their “active” season tickets and memberships cards.
The supporters’ union claim that at some turnstiles a ‘Fan Support’ steward has re-validated cards with a hand-held scanner and the turnstile computer was overridden to allow supporters through. Nevertheless, at other turnstiles, fans had to go to the ticket office to have their cards re-validated and have a paper ticket issued, some at a cost of £10.
The union also added that “Hundreds of supporters missed up to 20 minutes of each of these games. It has also led to safety issues, with the queuing system failing altogether at turnstile block B before the Stoke game.”
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