Arsenal fans demand changes to create better matchday atmosphere
A survey of Arsenal supporters carried out by AISA has revealed an overwhelming consensus in favour of improving the atmosphere at The Emirates Stadium.
94.5% of those taking part said it was very important (76.8%) or fairly important (17.7%) with 2% saying it was not very important (1.2%) or not important at all (0.8%).
Suggestions for improving the atmosphere were then presented; by far the most popular was the introduction of safe standing, followed by moving away fans to the upper tier (creating more lower tier and cheaper seats for home supporters) and "initiatives to enable more younger supporters to attend".
What is striking about these results is the overwhelming number of supporters from every part of the stadium who see the need for improving the matchday atmosphere. Every income group, every age group and fans from every area of the stadium are united in this belief.
AISA has conducted similar surveys before - previously the number saying improvements in the atmosphere are very or fairly important has been between 66-74%.
AISA will be presenting the results of the survey to the Club in the near future.
2,173 fans took part in the survey conducted during November and December 2012.
3.0% sit in box or club level; 42.5% upper tier; 50.1% lower tier; 4.4% family enclosure
2.3% are under 18; 25.3% 18-30; 33.9% 31-45; 29.4% 46-60; 9.0% over 60
11 December 2012