Good news regarding Derby County fixture!

Following the Club’s recent statement regarding the progress of remedial works to the Upper Tilton, we can now confirm that the local authority has issued the safety certificate required to open the Upper Tilton stand.  

The reopening of the Upper Tilton guarantees that all season ticket holders will have a seat for Friday’s fixture against Derby County, plus all games for the remainder of the season. 

Fans who have purchased season tickets in the Main Stand, Gil Merrick and Upper Tilton – including blocks T18 and T19 in the Kop Corner – will be able to use their season cards or digital tickets provided as normal. 

This does mean that 2,664 season ticket holders in the Upper Kop will need to be relocated whilst the remedial work continues. All season card holders under the same booking will be sat together in an alternative area of the ground. 

All season ticket holders who have a valid email address registered on their account will receive communications about the upcoming fixtures within the next 12 hours. Please ensure you check your spam or junk mail.  

As well as issuing a safety certificate for the upper Tilton, the local authority has also confirmed that the Kop Director’s Box seating is safe to use. Work in that area has been completed and access into this part of the Kop doesn't require access into the middle gangway. Opening the Director’s Box seating area allows the Club to accommodate all seasonal corporate members, who would otherwise be relocated elsewhere in the stadium. Therefore, this allows for more match-to-match fans to attend. 

With the Upper Tilton stand now safely in use, this increases our available seating to approximately 15,000. In accordance with EFL rules, we must provide away fans with a minimum allocation of 10% with adequate segregation. Once all current season ticket holders have been allocated a seat, we will have a limited number of tickets available for general sale on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets will go on sale online, over the phone and at the Kop Ticket Office at 11am tomorrow morning.

Remedial work will continue on the Upper Kop, with a view to reopening at the earliest opportunity.

Once again, we would like to thank all fans for their patience during this process.