It seems The Plan (as it is now known in Robins circles) for ticket allocation at Stafford Rangers is working. Our supporters are getting the message and buying into the concept and safety message. Thank you one and all! Maybe we should copyright it?
Turning to Scarborough Athletic away in the FA Cup on Tuesday there is also a limit of 600 on the gate. Once more we have negotiated a maximum of 90 tickets for Robins fans but these are only guaranteed provided that, for track and trace purposes, we can, provide name and contact telephone numbers in advance.
Unfortunately Scarborough Athletic haven’t yet organised an online ticketing provider so we will implement ‘The Plan’, that hopefully will guarantee entry to the ground for those Robins fans wishing to travel. Here’s the plan for Scarborough Athletic away on Tuesday 22nd September:
1. Register your name and telephone number with Cat Tomlisson via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by latest 9pm on Sunday 20th September 2020
2. Cat will collate a list of those attending (up to a maximum of 90 people) and those on the list will be guaranteed entry to the game (pay when you get there). She will forward the list to the Scarborough Athletic Secretary (GDPR compliant of course).
3. Entry is via Turnstile 1 (Swimming baths end) and will be guaranteed to those on the list up to 7-15pm, after which any unclaimed tickets will go on open sale.
After 9 am on Monday Scarborough Athletic will sell tickets locally and, on the day of the game, cash admission with track and trace procedures in place, first come first served until the 600 capacity is reached.
Scarborough Athletic have regular attendances of over 1000 so the chances of there being any spare tickets for those not on the list are minimal, to say the least. We would advise Robins fans not to travel if you haven’t registered.
We know that this will not suit everyone but it is what it is. Clubs and fans will need to cooperate as much as they can or there will be no football to watch at all.
Can we please ask you to get the word out to our supporters, through whatever means possible, about this arrangement. We wouldn’t want anyone travelling all that way only to be refused entry at the turnstiles.
Thanks so much for your understanding and cooperation.