Season Ticket and Ten Match ticket Book (TMTB) holders are required to register in advance to attend FC United versus Scarborough at Broadhurst Park this Saturday.
FC United host Scarborough Athletic FC in the Pitching In Northern Premier League on Saturday 26th September with kick-off at 3pm. Please note this fixture has been changed to Broadhurst Park due to spectator attendance restrictions in Scarborough.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions the ground will have a 600 capacity and this game is therefore strictly all ticket with admission for home supporters restricted to season ticket and TMTB holders who also have a confirmed registration email (see below for process).
Match day arrangements:
There will be significant changes to match day arrangements due to the Covid-19 pandemic so please read them carefully, even if you are a regular at Broadhurst Park, when we publish them early next week.
We have allocated Scarborough Athletic FC 15% of our capacity (90 tickets) and all away tickets will be sold through them. Away fans should check their social media for selling arrangements.
We have 510 spaces available to register for admission to the game for season ticket holders and Ten Match Ticket Holders only on a first come first served basis.
460 are available online and 50 from 10am on Friday 25th September at the ground for those season ticket holders and TMTB holders without internet access. Please only register if you attending as to do so and not turn up will deprive another supporter of the chance to attend. Providing a phone number for all in your booking is a condition of entry. Those of you who have a confirmed match day volunteer role at the club should not register as you will gain admission through our volunteer signing in desk and you will not count towards our 600 capacity. Unfortunately our limited capacity means there are no tickets available for those who are not season ticket holders or TMTB holders.
Season ticket holders:
You can register for you and others in one order but they must all have a season ticket/ TMTB for 2020/21 season and you must fill in the name and either the phone number registered with the club or the membership number of all people in your order. It will not validate on name alone. You will receive a confirmation email to say you have successfully registered for a ticket (check your junk/spam folder if you cannot see it as sometimes goes in that). On Saturday please bring your season ticket and email confirmation to the cabin by the Lightbowne Road entrance to the car park and we will exchange for a match ticket.
Anyone who hasn’t registered and arrives at the ground with just a season ticket will not gain entry. Season tickets have all now been sent but if yours hasn’t arrived now you can still register as your details will be on the system. If it has not arrived by Friday 25th September please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will look into it.
Please allow additional time on arrival to collect tickets and proceed through turnstiles as this will be a slower process than we have had in the past and please observe social distancing guidelines at all times in the queue.
Ten Match Ticket Books:
TMTB have not been posted out as the stock only arrived in the office last week. All TMTB holders who want to attend must register You can register for you and others in one order but they must all have a season ticket/ TMTB for 2020/21 season and you must fill in the name and either the phone number registered with the club or the membership number of all in your order.
You will receive a confirmation email to say you have successfully registered for a ticket (check your junk/spam folder if you cannot see it as sometimes goes in that). Those who attended the Nantwich match will now have their TMTB so should bring that and the email confirmation to the cabin by the Lightbowne Road entrance to the car park and we will exchange the voucher for a match ticket. Those who did not attend on Saturday won’t have their TMTB yet so should attend with their email confirmation and we will exchange for a match ticket and provide you with your TMTB with one voucher removed for this match.
Due to the very limited capacity we can only allow one admission per book for this match. Any TMTB holder who arrives at the ground on Saturday without having registered will not gain entry. Please allow additional time on arrival to collect tickets and proceed through turnstiles as this will be a slower process than we have had in the past and please observe social distancing guidelines at all times in the queue.
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Why are we asking you to register?
Government Covid instructions are that grounds at our level are strictly restricted to 600 paying spectators. As previously communicated to supporters in the summary of the August board meeting, it was agreed to halt sales of season tickets once the total for season tickets and TMTBs reached 900 on the basis that last season we had an average absenteeism rate of 45% for Season Ticket holders and 49% for TMTB holders.
This means that if the average number of season ticket holders/TMTB turn up then we would expect 495 FC United fans with 90 away fans. With this being the first game we can’t tell for sure how many supporters will jump at the chance to return after a six month competitive absence and how many will have bought tickets but feel unwilling to attend whilst the Covid infection rate remains worryingly high in Greater Manchester.
There is also the bigger picture that if we can organise a football game in line with guidelines then that will improve the chances of an increase in attendance in the future.
What if more than 510 season ticket holders and TMTB holders want to attend?
We don’t think based on last year’s data that this will be a regular problem but there may be the odd match where it is and there will be strictly no admission for supporters once 510 have registered. We appolgise for any issues this may cause you. For this reason please don’t register unless you are going and if things change let us know at email@example.com so we can reallocate your space.
What if less than 510 season ticket holders and TMTB holders want to attend?
We want 600 at every match and will review arrangements regularly and if spaces remain available near to a match we would make a further announcement. Any tickets returned by the away club will be added to the spaces available to season ticket holders and TMTB holders.
What if I feel unwell on the day of the game or can no longer attend after I registered?
Please don’t attend if you feel unwell as we must all do our bit to stop the spread of Covid 19. Manchester remains an area in special measures and if you have any potential symptoms of Covid 19 please stay away until you have received a negative test or isolated for the required period.
If you feel unwell or if you have registered for a ticket but can no longer attend please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can reallocate your space. The earlier you let us know the better but even late on we can probably get someone else in. For the Nantwich game we had nearly 40 no shows which meant 40 supporters who we could have got in didn’t get the chance.
This is by no means ideal and we have been looking at a range of different options and essentially we believe this to be the least bad.
Many thanks for your understanding.