A POTENTIAL ban on smoking at the McAlpine Stadium has left the town's football and rugby league fans fuming.
Calls have flooded in to the Examiner after Saturday's story revealing the plan.
And while a few people are in favour, most correspondents felt it would drive supporters away.
Adrian Horrocks, 51, of Kirkburton, was unhappy about the ban.
"I'm a supporter of Huddersfield Town and Fartown, but I would not watch either of them if a smoking ban was introduced," he said.
"I smoke roll-ups, and if it gets exciting or nailbiting I have to have a cigarette.
"It's not as if you can go outside to smoke at half- time because you cannot get back in."
Edward Hinchliffe, 67, from Holmbridge, said: "I think it is absolutely stupid. Do they not want anybody to go to the stadium?
"They are crying out for more supporters - and then they do something like this.
"What is a bit of smoke in the air? They want their heads seeing to."
Mrs Margaret Brook, of Shelley, a season ticket holder and former shareholder at Huddersfield Town, is not a smoker, but believes that customers should have the right to smoke at the stadium if they wish.
"I'm against this ban," she said.
"It is job enough getting supporters in without imposing a ban like this," she said.
"There should be one area where they can smoke."
Kevin Holmes of Birkby, 57, was in favour of the ban.
He said: "I think its uncomfortable for non-smokers to be sitting along or downwind of a smoker.
"You get a mouth full of smoke blown in your face."
Judith Lodge, of Meltham, also supports a smoke-free stadium.
She said: "I am all in favour of a total ban on smoking, after having sat behind heavy smokers in the lower tier for the last two seasons."
Reader G L Hill said he would probably become an armchair supporter if a ban was imposed.
"Before I embark on renewing my season ticket for the forthcoming Third Division encounters - thus continuing my 39th season of watching Town - I would like the powers that be to make an early decision as to whether or not smoking in the stadium will be allowed," he said.
An anonymous man said he was not a smoker, but most of his mates were. The stadium would attract fewer people if a ban was introduced.
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