Written in the afterglow of a very good Away win at Stranraer.
Again, and by necessity, we have to plan differently for each match given the limitations of the regulations and the geography of our stadium.
As we had hoped, we will be able to accommodate Season Ticket holders to their allocated seats for the first time in a long time. Unfortunately, we haven’t had time to access the stadium and renew the labels on the seats, so, if you’re not a season ticket holder and you’re already seated and a Season Ticket holder asks you to move, please accommodate their request.
Away supporters will enter via the same turnstiles and will be directed to the North (monument) end of the West Stand.
Entry to the match will be via the turnstiles at the supermarket end of the West Stand. Servery food outlet will be available.
In order to free up the seats in the middle of the West Stand which, heretofore have been designated a Red Zone, we will be moving the Squads’ seating and the Technical Areas to the East Stand.
The Home Squad will continue to be spread out over the entire changing rooms facilities under the West Stand and the Away Squad will occupy both concourses under the East Stand. This is necessary because the Joint Response Group (which decides upon these matters) have insisted that the 2m distancing requirement is still required for Red Zone participants in enclosed areas. So we need to use all of the space.
Spectators are no longer required to wear face coverings whilst in the outside area of the Stands, but mandatory mask-wearing is still in place for enclosed areas such as concourses, toilets etc.
For your own information and, in the event of a Covid event occurring at Forthbank, it would be a good idea to take a note of your seat number.
Programmes and 50/50 tickets will be available for purchase. Please give generously!
Regarding Hospitality, we are still working hard behind the scenes to get Hospitality up and running. We’re not quite there yet to allow us to get back to normality. We’re still going through the process of obtaining an alcohol licence, for instance. We’re hopeful that we’ll get there soon.
And finally, the Commercial Dept have not given up hope of establishing some sort of pre-match bar at Forthbank and work is continuing.
If you have any questions, I can be contacted on email@example.com and can be seen out and about on matchdays.
Director – Supporters Liaison