CLUB STATEMENT | Chorley game now to be played behind closed doors
Chester FC can confirm supporters will not be able to attend matches at the Deva Stadium until further notice after the Government announced Cheshire West and Chester will be escalated to Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions from Boxing Day.
Having safely and successfully welcomed back crowds this month, we share your disappointment that you will again be unable to support your team in person. However, infection rates are rising fast and pose a serious risk to public health – therefore the club urges supporters to follow the guidance, stay safe and protect themselves and others.
Under the Government’s tier system, fans have been able to return in limited numbers in lower transmission areas with a maximum of 4,000 allowed in Tier 1 areas and 2,000 in Tier 2. Fans are not permitted in Tier 3 or Tier 4 locations.
Therefore, our home fixture with Chorley FC on Monday 28th December will now be played behind closed doors. The club will contact everyone who purchased match tickets over the coming days to organise refunds and we ask for supporters’ patience while these are processed.
It is expected the home fixtures with AFC Telford United on 2nd January and Guiseley AFC on 5th January will also be played behind closed doors, however we will provide a further update in due course.
The club will continue to provide a live streaming service matches with free access for season ticket holders and match passes available to purchase for non-season ticket holders and away supporters.
We are grateful for your continued support and understanding as the club continues to navigate through the impact of Covid-19 and look forward to welcoming fans back as soon as possible.