Earlier today, the Government confirmed that fans will be allowed to watch Brentford games at our new home in front of fans next week. As per our communication yesterday, we have been planning for games to be played in front of crowds from next week. The Government announced today, Thursday 26 November, that London would have tier two Covid-19 restrictions from 2 December. This means elite sporting events, including Sky Bet Championship football matches, can be played in front of crowds. We can confirm it is our intention that our game against Blackburn Rovers next Saturday, 5 December, will see Bees fans inside our new stadium for the first time, subject to any further changes from the authorities.
As stated yesterday, part of our planning for the return of fans, emails have been sent to those who froze their Season Tickets. This is a request to complete a survey telling us whether they would be prepared to attend games with reduced capacities in the coming weeks. It would assist us if all fans who receive the survey could fill it in by Sunday, 29 November, as it is planned that all home games in the coming weeks will be played in front of fans. The total in the stadium will include a small allocation of seats for supporters that purchased Premium Seating or Dugout Season Tickets. Emails will be sent today to our Premium Seat Holders and The Dugout Season Ticket Holders.
One additional piece of information we do not have is in regard to those living in tier three areas. Government restrictions prevent those living in tier three post codes from leaving the area unless necessary. As such, anyone living in a tier three area will not be able to attend games while those restrictions are in place.
We are also requesting information on the size of household groups of frozen Season Ticket Holders. Anyone who will want to book for other Season Ticket Holders in their household will need to ensure all are included on their friends and family list in the ticketing system. If you are a Season Ticket Holder for the 2020/21 season and have not received your email from the Club, please fill in our online form. If you have any queries, please email us at [email protected].