Stadium Update: Wednesday 8 September 2021

Following sign-off of the work in the Upper Tilton stand by our structural engineer, the Club has today (Wednesday 8 September) met with the local authority’s Safety Advisory Group (SAG).

Whilst the meeting, overall, was productive, the local authority requested additional information on the grounds of safety before the safety certificate required to open the Upper Tilton, can be issued.

All the additional information required from the Club has since been sent and the local authority has agreed to review this as a matter of urgency. The Club will be given a definitive decision on the reopening of the Upper Tilton by 5pm tomorrow (Thursday 9 September) at the latest.

In either scenario, should the Club receive the safety certificate or not, digital tickets will be sent out as soon as possible for supporters to use the ‘print at home’ function or download the digital ticket to a smart phone.

In exceptional circumstances, a paper ticket can be issued from the Kop Ticket Office, however, in order to avoid queues all supporters are encouraged to take the digital ticket option where possible.

Should the Club not receive the safety certificate, we will regrettably have to revert to a ballot format for our fixture against Derby County. Supporters who are unfortunately unsuccessful in this process will receive a refund for their ticket on a pro-rata basis.

The Club will communicate the outcome of the review as soon as we are able to.

Thank you for your ongoing patience.