We’re ready to welcome Willand Rovers to The Optima Stadium this Saturday, 3PM.
We are now in a position to allow entry to season ticket holders ONLY for this fixture.
Unfortunately, whilst we understand the want of all supporters to be able to return to The Optima Stadium, we are unable to put all protocols, procedures and staffing in place at such late notice to enable us to welcome everyone back safely. Keeping everyone safe is of upmost importance to all at the club.
We can’t wait for us to be able to fully open The Optima Stadium again in order to welcome all supporters.
KEY MATCHDAY INFORMATION
Season ticket holders will need to enter The Optima Stadium via the main turnstile, which is situated next to the club shop. The turnstile will open at 2pm. You will be required to complete the Track & Trace before entry. Both turnstiles have relevant Social Distance markings on the floor outside them.
Car parking will be free for this fixture.
Track & Trace
Before entering The Optima Stadium you will be required to complete our Track & Trace system. This is a legal requirement that the club must undertake. There are signs before entering the turnstiles and one in the turnstile. The system is a simple QR scan code that you scan using your mobile telephone, click on the link it gives you and then complete your details. You can also use the NHS app. This is required for every visit you make to The Optima Stadium.
We do remind all supporters it is your responsibility to maintain current UK Government Social Distancing guidelines while you visit The Optima Stadium. This includes all areas of the ground, along with the seated areas.
We do ask that supporters refrain from throwing any balls that leave the pitch and enter the supporter’s areas back on to the pitch. A Steward or Ball Person will instead make their way to your location, gather the football and return to the Home Dugout so that it can be cleaned before going back on to the pitch. When balls leave the pitch in this manner the Home Dugout will be throwing another ball on to the pitch for the continuation of the game.
Facilities within Ground
Our Somerset Suite Bar, Kitchen, and inside ground Joe’s Bar will all be shut. There will be no access to any indoor areas of The Optima Stadium apart from the toilets, which will be located in the facility block by the 3G.
Unfortunately, due to current guidelines affecting people trying on clothing, the Club Shop at The Optima Stadium have made the decision to remain closed. Obviously this they are reviewing as UK Government guidelines change over time.
Player Tunnel Gates
Due to current requirements to close and allow each team to enter the pitch separately, the gates will remain closed all game and also the segregation gate by the main stand will also remain closed.