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Media Brief and Guidelines

Media Brief and Guidelines

  1. No smoking allowed within the stadium premises.
  2. No video-recording of any kind (except for host broadcaster) is permitted within the stadium.
  3. Only accredited media will be allowed into the stadium on match-day.
  4. Media pass has to be worn throughout for identification purposes.
  5. All journalists are reminded to be in longs (i.e. pants, jeans, trackpants). Failure to adhere will result in refusal of entry into the stadium.
  6. Access onto the pitch is not permitted at any time, including before and after the match.
  7. Photographers will ONLY be allowed access to pitch-side and exit by the East gate.
  8. Photographers are to stay in the photographers’ zone behind the advertising boards throughout the match and no photographer is allowed to change ends or walk across the side of the entire pitch.
  9. Entrance to the stadium and media registration will be at the main entrance (West – facing the PA field), media tribute/centre is situated on the fourth floor.
  10. Post-match press conference will be held at the level two boardroom.
  11. Mixed zone will be held at the North gate entrance.
  12. There will be no additional request for coach or player interviews apart from the post-match press conference and the mixed zone respectively.
  13. FAS reserve the right to escort media personnel out of the stadium premises if they do not comply to the media guidelines.
  14. Re-entry will be denied for such incidents.

 

Photographers Guidelines (S.League games)

  1. All photographers requiring access to the event must contact the S.League Media Officers and complete the necessary application procedures to clear your request
  2. Access onto the pitch is not permitted at any time, including before and after the game
  3. Team lists will be made available 45 minutes before kick-off at the stadium’s media booths
  4. Photographers will work behind either goal. Photographers may work only in the zones reserved for them, unless expressly permitted by officials
  5. Photographers will not be allowed to work from the touchline on the side of the team benches or from the stands with the exception of the tournament official Photographer
  6. Photographers may never work in front of the advertising boards and must not obstruct these boards in any way at any time
  7. Prior to the kick off (approximately 15 minutes before each match), photographers may come to the center of touchline where teams will line up for the team group pictures. It is strictly forbidden to encroach onto the field of play at any time and photographers will not be allowed to shoot from behind the far touchline’s advertising boards. The teams and referees will stand at a distance of approximately 7 (SEVEN) metres from the touchline. After the national anthems, the teams shake hands and pose for team group pictures at the same distance. Immediately after, photographers shall disperse to their respective working positions and not stop to take pictures of the team officials or players on the benches
  8. Once the match has begun, photographers must stay behind the advertising boards behind either goal, apart from the goal line photographers moving for penalty kicks at the same end of the pitch. Photographers are required to stand behind advertising boards and will not be allowed to change sides until half-time, the end of regulation time, or the start of extra time. When changing ends, photographers should pass along the near side of the pitch, not behind the advertising boards. Under no circumstances should photographers be allowed to shoot from either touchline during the match, with the exception of the FAS official photographer
  9. Photographers may move to the other end of the pitch for penalty shoot-outs
  10. Flash photography may move to the other end of the pitch for penalty shoot-outs
  11. Photographers may set up remote cameras between the goal net and the advertising boards, but in such way as not to interfere with either. The final decision on the placement of any remote control cameras shall be with the referee. Remote control cameras may not be serviced during the match, but only at half-time
  12. Photographers may use their individual seats (foldable), if space permits, in designated area
  13. At the end of each half, photographers shall remain behind their respective working positions and not stop to take pictures of the team officials or players on the benches
  14. At no time – either before, during or after any match – may photographers enter the field of play for any reason. Admission into the teams’ dressing rooms are prohibited at all times, even if invited to do so by players or team officials
  15. Please follow the instructions of the LOC Officials present at the stadium
  16. Failure to adhere to these regulations may lead to immediate withdrawal of the photographer’s accreditation for the competition and denied access to cover future events

 

Television Crew Guidelines (S.League games)

  1. The S.League owns the broadcasting rights to this event. Any coverage of the event must be cleared with FAS. Please contact FAS Communications at comms@fas.org.sg for enquiries
  2. Please follow the instructions of the officials present at the stadium
  3. ENG crews are limited to a maximum of one cameraman, one producer and one assistant. Any other member of the ENG crew (presenters etc.) should watch the match from the press box when they are not actively involved in the shoot
  4. Team lists will be made available 45 minutes before kick-off in the media centre
  5. Prior to the kick-off, ENG crews may shoot the line-ups of the teams from the near touchline, but you must stay off the pitch. Crews will not be allowed to shoot from behind the far touchline’s advertising boards
  6. Once the game starts, you must stay behind the advertising boards and shoot from behind either goal. You may not position yourself behind the advertising boards on the sideline and you may not move from behind the boards during the game
  7. Crews are required to stand behind advertising boards and will not be allowed to change sides until half-time, the end of regulation time, or the start of extra time. When changing ends, crews should pass along the near side of the pitch, not behind the advertising boards. Under no circumstances should crews be allowed to shoot from either touchline during the match
  8. Only television cameras tied into the live feed will be allowed to shoot from the grandstand or any other part of the Stadium. No other television cameras are allowed in the stands or any other part of the stadium (except designated areas) under any circumstances
  9. Crews may not go onto the pitch to interview players after the match. All flash / spot interviews must be held in an allotted place after the match. This place will be appointed before the match, and crews may use it after the Host Broadcaster has conducted their interviews
  10. Anyone who does not follow the rules will be escorted out from the Stadium and may have their accreditation denied for the remaining competition
  11. For any queries, please kindly contact the Football Association of Singapore Officials on site for assistance
  12. Thank you for your co-operation
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