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CLUB STATEMENT: Blue Star Game All Ticket Friendly

North Shields Football Club can announce this evening that following guidance released today by The FA that Saturday’s Pre-Season Fixture at home against Newcastle Blue Star will be an all ticket affair.

Guidance from The FA has stipulated that every club at step 5 has a minimum capacity of 1000. The governing body stated clubs have an initial 15% capacity for pre-season games increasing, as long as each Club is comfortable, to 30% for the start of the competitive season. At this time,
this will be a percentage of the ground grading capacity at the Step the host club plays at. The FA will provide further guidance if this can be extended further as and when we are able.

The Committee decided that making the game an all ticket affair would be the easiest and safest way to ensure that we only allow the maximum of 150 spectators into The Darren Persson Stadium whilst maintaining club rules and social distancing guidance. Newcastle Blue Star have been given an allocation in this total.

How do I buy a ticket?

Tickets will be on sale from The Daren Persson Stadium at the following times only:

Thursday – 6pm – 8pm
Fri 9:30am – 12noon and if any tickets remain: 4pm – 7pm

Tickets will cost £5 for Adults and £3 Concessions including Children and will be available until all 150 tickets are sold.

When purchasing tickets from The Clubhouse, fans must adhere to social distancing rules. Each ticket must have individual name and telephone number in line with the Track and Trace policy. Eg – If one individual buys 4 tickets each ticket will be numbered and accountable for an individual which needs their name and contact details. This is in line with the club and government Track and Trace Policy.


All season ticket holders are eligible for a match ticket. This is in with the total cost of a season ticket. Please be aware that to ensure we follow our policies that you must come to the clubhouse before Saturday, where possible to collect your reserved match ticket in order to provide your name and telephone number. This is in line with the club and government Track and Trace Policy. Please note you must bring your season ticket with you to collect your match ticket.

Season tickets are available to purchase and will include a pre season match ticket until the 150 capacity has been reached.

MATCHDAY – What happens??

Gates into the ground will open at 13:30 on Saturday for supporters with tickets this will include entry into the clubhouse. If you do not have a ticket you will not gain entry into the ground. The spectators gate will close at 15:00 as the match starts and no supporter will gain entry unless leaving the facility. All tickets will be retained by the club to ensure we have a complete list of attendees for Track and Trace. North Shields Football Club has the right to refuse entry on the day.

Tea and Coffee will be sold from the Tea Hut and The Clubhouse will be open for cold refreshments including alcohol. All seats will be removed from the clubhouse and we ask that you do not congregate in and around the door ways maintaining social distancing and following our Risk Assessment.

We ask if all players, officials, volunteers and spectators undergo a
self-assessment carried out before travelling to the game for any Covid-19- symptoms. No-one should leave home to participate in football if they, or someone they live with, has any of the following:
• A high temperature (above 37.8C);
• A new, continuous cough;
• A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste.

If you find yourself with one or more of these symptoms that you stay at home and self-isolate, you request a test from the NHS and contacts NHS Test and Trace.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Daren Persson Stadium and we hope you understand the precautions we have taken to protect the safety of all our Committee Members, Players and supporters.