Date: 5th June 2007 at 11:21am
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Taxpayers have forked out £160,000 on policing costs on match days at the liberty stadium in its first 18 months of operations.

Newspaper reports have released this figure under the freedom of information act which has opened up once confidential documents.It is thought that policing costs at the Liberty stadium have toped £100.000 per season.

The Swansea City Chairman Huw Jenkins on the Policing Costs from the south wales evening post.

‘A large proportion of this cost relates to the policing of away fans to and from the stadium for each game..

these costs could perhaps be reduced if we had the help and co-operation of our supporters in allowing the away fans to quickly leave the stadium.’



It is not understood how much the club have contributed towards policing costs this season.

Interesting figures have been released surrounding specific matches with £27,423 being spent on policing costs at the Millwall game and £25,030 on the Bristol City game.

The costs of security are high and taxpayers should not be made to pay for such costs. More should be done by clubs to pay for these kinds of expenses. Granted not all clubs have the cash to spend on security but it should be top priority.