Chester Football Club is delighted to confirm it has received approval for our supporters’ return to the Deva Stadium.
Fans will be able to attend tomorrow’s fixture with Hereford FC after permission was secured for a limited-attendance pilot event for season-ticket holders only.
The club is extremely grateful to the local Safety Advisory Group and National League for their agreement and assistance in preparing for the safe return of crowds. The board of directors also wish to acknowledge the efforts of safety officer Steve Povey and safety certificate holder Mark Jones.
Subject to a successful pilot tomorrow evening, the club hopes to be able to welcome non-season ticket holders for future matches with a reduced capacity and strict social distancing measures in place. We will provide a further update on these arrangements in due course, however it is hoped we will be in a position to make further season tickets available as well as individual match tickets.
The health and wellbeing of everyone in attendance is the club’s overriding priority and as such all supporters must cooperate fully with our staff and stewards, and familiarise themselves with the Supporters’ Code of Conduct before visiting the stadium.
Anyone unwilling to follow these guidelines will not be permitted to attend fixtures as non-compliance will place the club’s ability to admit spectators at risk and potentially lead to further reductions in capacity.
It is important fans understand there will be a number of changes in how matchdays operate to ensure the safety of our supporters, which will be communicated in full before tomorrow.
The club asks fans planning to attend the Hereford game who have still to collect their season ticket cards to do so before tomorrow evening where possible. The ticket office is open until 7pm this evening and between 10am and 4pm tomorrow.
Following nine difficult months apart, we cannot wait to welcome you home.