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CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Reservations are looking really good at the moment

Nigel Clibbens with a weekend update

29 August 2020

Season Ticket reservations have continued to tick over at a steady rate this week with the ticket office staff kept busy with fans snapping up many of the seated areas of the stadium.

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Chief executive Nigel Clibbens confirmed the latest situation this afternoon, with the start of the football season just a matter of days away.

“Season Ticket reservations are looking really good at the moment,” he told us. “We’re up to 1,700 and, compared to what we’d usually expect at this point, that is very encouraging.

“We know there are a few people who are reluctant to get a Season Ticket due to personal circumstances, which is understandable, so the overall number so far is really good. There are no complimentary tickets included in that number, so they are all paying fans, which makes that number even more encouraging again.”

With the seats in the west stand the most popular with fans during the first week of reservations, he also confirmed that some areas of the stadium are now at capacity.

“There is no seating available in the west stand,” he told us. “The more central areas of the Paddock are now almost at capacity, with just a few spaces left here and there.

“There is still plenty of space at either end of the Paddock, and also in the Warwick Road End. The central areas of the Pioneer Stand in sections 5, 6 and 7 are mostly sold out, apart from the front couple of rows.

“In section 4 and section 8 there is more room, so we still have plenty of space for anyone who still wants to reserve a space. We are blessed, because there are lots of clubs who already know they won’t be able to get the fans in that want to watch them, but we’ve still got capacity for more.

“If you’re in any doubt, please support the team, Chris [Beech] and our new players, if you can by reserving yourself a place.”

And clarifying the position on away supporters, he told us: “There is a rule that says you have to offer a certain number of tickets to away fans for every game, but that has been relaxed because of the restricted capacities.

“It is down to each individual club, and we have taken the decision to prioritise our home fans. We have to do that because it makes it far easier to steward, and it’s safer all round.

“We will have no away fans while we haven’t got our full capacity.”

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