We are delighted to confirm that the Club has been given the go-ahead to allow home supporters from all areas of Holker Street to access the Fan Zone and The Cross Bar on matchdays.
A lot of time and hard work has gone into finding a way to allow Bluebirds fans, wherever they sit or stand for the game, to enjoy the facilities we have on offer both before the game, at half time and at full time.
Following discussions with the relevant safety bodies and local authorities, it has now been agreed that, on a trial basis initially, home supporters will be able to move around the ground at these times – on the condition they return to the original places to watch the game.
We’ll be opening the doors to the Fan Zone from 12noon on a Saturday game to allow fans to come and sample the pre-match atmosphere before entering the ground via your usual designated turnstiles. Tickets for the game will also be on sale in the Fan Zone.
At half time, fans will be permitted to go back to the Fan Zone or Cross Bar for a drink on the understanding that they return to their ticketed place in time for the second half.
For safety purposes, we will be initially limited to just over 500 fans in the Fan Zone and Cross Bar prior to the game and the smaller figure of 330 at half time.
Bluebirds Trust Director Steve Herbert, who will be available in the Fan Zone area to explain the changes on Saturday as part of our SLO Team said:
“We’ve worked really hard over the last few months behind the scenes,” said Bluebirds Trust Director, Steve Herbert, who will be available in the Fan Zone area for Saturday’s game as part of our SLO team which will be there to answer any of your questions.
“We needed to come up with a solution which satisfies the safety requirements of being an EFL club but also supports our fans in being able to enjoy the facilities our ground has to offer.
“It’s really pleasing that the Safety at Ground (SAG) officials have agreed that, subject to certain strict conditions, home fans will be able to move around the ground at certain times.
“During our discussions there has been a great understanding that Holker Street is a fairly unique ground, which is why we’re one of very few EFL clubs that is moving its perimeter during a matchday to support fans.”
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