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Sport comes together to celebrate return of fans

Josh Dasilva stars in campaign video to promote the safe return of fans to sporting events

19 May 2021

Brentford FC is joining an all-sport campaign to celebrate the return of supporters to live events and remind all those attending of the important safety measures they will need to follow. Fans have been hugely missed this year and as sports around the country look forward to welcoming them back to their grounds, organisations have come together for the ‘For the Love of Sport’ campaign. The campaign celebrates the return of fans, promotes safety advice and sets out what those in attendance can expect on a match day.

As part of the campaign, Brentford FC midfield player Josh Dasilva appears in a special video. He is joined by sportsmen and women including jockey Hollie Doyle, England cricket captain Joe Root (cricket) and Olympic golf gold medal winner Justin Rose in the video, which can be seen below. The collective remind spectators what they need to do in a venue to ensure it is as safe as possible for themselves and others.

The campaign was launched on Monday, 17 May, when fans were back through the gates at Super League and Premiership rugby fixtures as well as at selected horse-racing courses. There were also fans at Brentford's Sky Bet Championship Play-Off game against AFC Bournemouth. Around 2,300 supporters watched the First Leg of the Semi-Final tie.

Throughout the week, the Premier League, EFL and County Cricket are some of the other competitions to have supporters back in their grounds. Each sport will integrate their own safety messaging specific to their club, venue or competition. We will welcome fans to the Second Leg of the Play-Off tie on Saturday, 22 May.

The campaign includes a ‘We’re Fan Ready’ mark for grounds and venues to use to demonstrate they have adhered to the protocols and guidance set out by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) and Government. This will be visible at our stadium on Saturday. It was also shown when we welcomed fans in to games in small numbers in December and last night, Tuesday 18 May, when London Irish played in front of fans at our stadium.

The latest ticketing information for the game on Saturday can be seen here. More information on any more available tickets will follow tomorrow. Fans are reminded they should not come to the area if they do not have a ticket for the match.

Please note:

  • All fans attending the game must read and abide by the Covid-19 Supporter Code of Conduct
  • Food and drink will not be on sale in the stadium (apart from Premium lounges).
  • Attendees will need to wear a face covering (unless exempt) and be socially distanced from other groups.

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