What are your views on allowing alcohol to be consumed from your seat whilst watching Coventry City at The Ricoh? Apparently the EFL wants the 1985 ban lifted - I think this is a great idea so bring it on! EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey wants to lift the long-established ban on supporters drinking alcohol in the stands. Football fans in England and Wales are forbidden to drink alcohol within view of the pitch under laws passed in 1985. But with hooliganism no longer a major issue in the domestic game, Harvey believes it is time to relax the ban. "To have a blanket ban remaining in 2018 is, in our view, disproportionate to today's level of risk," he said. "One of the key issues that requires further examination is the fact football is being treated inconsistently with other sports. "The EFL would always request football is given the same opportunities as other sports, so the many law-abiding citizens attending matches who wish to be able to drink while posing no threat to public order are able to do so." However, there are no such restrictions on fans of other sports, including rugby and cricket, while alcohol is often allowed at concerts held in football stadiums.