Update on getting supporters back at games at The Valley

Charlton season tickets will go off sale temporarily at 5pm on Thursday, September 10th to allow a seating plan to be put in place that follows government COVID-related restrictions.

The updated seating plan will allow supporters to sit with friends and family and will still comply with Sports Ground Safety Authority and government restrictions.

Season tickets will go back on sale the following week, once the updated seating plan is completed, with supporters having the ability to purchase in social groups from a fixed seating plan, which will include the Jimmy Seed Stand. 

Season tickets will initially be capped at 7,000 to allow some match-to-match purchasers. Supporters are encouraged to purchase in friends and family bubbles, as the more fans purchasing in social bubbles, the more room there will be for additional supporters to be able to get in to watch games.

The club will host a test event which will likely be our game against Doncaster Rovers at The Valley on September 19th, if approved by the authorities, and the stadium is set to open to up to 8,200 supporters for games in October as per present government guidelines.

Season tickets will go off sale on September 25th to allow for distribution of ticket cards ahead of the first game in October.

Supporters should be aware that owing to the Covid restrictions, they may not be placed in the season-ticket seat that they initially purchased but where supporters have been moved, the ticket office will look to place them as close to their original seat as possible and will ensure they are sitting in at least the same zone as the ticket they purchased.

Supporters who have already purchased a season ticket are advised to fill out the social bubble survey by September 6th, to give the club the best opportunity to get as many people into the stadium as possible

The club’s intention is to keep the seating plan as flexible as possible throughout the opening months of the season, so it can evolve as government restrictions do.

Supporters should also be aware that all seat records from season-ticket purchases last season will be retained, so fans will have the opportunity to return to their preferred seat when government restrictions are lifted.

To manage the setting up of the seating plan, the ticket office phone lines will be open on Thursday, September 10th but closed on Friday, September 11th.

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