Harrogate Town AFC are committed to the return of supporters and are doing everything in our power to make this happen as soon as possible.
We are working with the relevant safety authorities to determine a capacity for fixtures that fall within dates where lockdown restrictions are in place.
Once these are finalised, we will be in a position to release ticket information.
If crowds are limited due to lockdown restrictions all Season Ticket holders will have first priority, if any such restrictions prevent all Season Ticket holders from attending, all Season Ticket holders will be entered in to a ballot which will draw out those people that can attend.
COVID 19 Supporters Code of Conduct
Due to EFL Regulations, all tickets must be sold in a specific stand. This means that each ticket is allocated to a named terrace or stand, where the holder must watch the game from. Supporters will not be able to move between stands during the course of a match.
On promotion to the Football League the club had to meet strict ground criteria including a capacity of 5000 with 1000 seats including 100 seats under cover for away supporters.
Every match has to be segregated irrespective of who you play or when.
After many months of work with North Yorkshire Safety Advisory Group (SAG) and the Sports Ground Safety Association (SGSA) we achieved a Designated Ground accreditation.
To comply with the regulations laid down in The Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds, also known as The Green Guide, we had to meet all the calculations for crowds entering (ingress) and leaving the stadium (egress) as well as the provision of Emergency Egress.
As a consequence and to be compliant, from next season the away support segregation will be The Myrings Stand, changing room end terrace, the seated stand on Wetherby Road, and the first section of the Envirovent Stand.
This does mean that we will lose the use of the 1919 bar and we are working with our catering team to ensure that the food outlets in the AON Stand and the new family stand are geared up to meet the demands of our supporters.