Preston North End make U-Turn on ‘no refunds’ policy for season tickets

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Clubs up and down the North West are now preparing to go without fans for several more months after new Government guidelines were introduced.

North End had been selling season tickets, under the impression that fans would be allowed back into stadiums in October.

They originally had a ‘no refunds’ policy in the terms and conditions of their season tickets, although this has since been revisited.

The club has given season ticket holders three options including: a streaming pass, a full refund or a payment for next season’s ticket.

Fans on social media have welcomed the news.

Fans were set to be allowed into Football League stadiums after October 1st after a series of successful pilot events with up to 1000 fans.

However, Oliver Dowden, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport announced that this would no longer go ahead.

Football fans are currently allowed to attend matches in the seventh tier or lower, meaning Bamber Bridge fans can still attend matches for the time being.

Despite a setback, with one of the first team players testing positive for COVID-19, Bamber Bridge FC have rescheduled their game.

The fixture programme is set to resume on the week beginning the 28th September with the match being played on Tuesday 29th September.

The club released a statement thanking the player saying that he,” despite being asymptomatic, acted swiftly and in line with government guidance to protect his fellow team members, opposition players and the wider community.”

The club went on to request fans to buy tickets for the game against Radcliffe FC, which is still in keeping with government guidelines – at the time of writing.