Crowd Doctor advises fans to keep warm at winter matches
Shrewsbury Town are advising fans to keep warm this winter when they attend matches at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.
Town are hosting a number of games in the coming weeks and with temperatures set to drop below freezing in the near future, the club would like to warn fans to stay warm.
In recent home games we have had three cases of fans suffering from hypothermia and with temperatures set to fall even further for this weekend’s FA Cup clash with Morecambe, it is more important than ever that fans layer-up before attending the match.
Crowd Doctor, Kevin Eardley, explained how important it is to keep warm at the football.
“Don’t forget to wrap up warm when you come to the game, we have had three cases of hypothermia in the crowd over the last two games, don’t become number four”, said Kevin.
“Inadequate clothing, the cold weather and alcohol on an empty stomach are perfect recipe for increasing your risk of hypothermia, even an exciting game won't prevent it if you're not prepared.
“We have the excellent Red Cross and West Midlands ambulance to help you should you get into difficulties but as always prevention is better than cure - and you definitely don't want to miss any of the game if you can avoid it.”
If you are struggling to find something warm to wear to the football then visit our club shop, which has a wide range of winter items available including a selection of coats, scarfs and hats. The shop is open weekday’s between 10am and 5pm, Saturday matchday’s from 10am until kick-off and 24/7 online - http://shrewsbury-town-football-club2.mybigcommerce.com/