WORCESTER City have been given the green light to welcome up to 300 fans as the club gears up for its return to the city after seven years in exile.
Following a successful invitation only friendly at Claines Lane on Thursday evening which had a capped attendance of 150, in line with the FA’s rules, City chiefs were given the thumbs up to lift the restricted capacity to 300 supporters for all home games going forwards.
Last month, the FA announced that football clubs playing in Step 5 of the National League System can welcome a maximum of 300 supporters to games after initially hosting a game with a capacity of 150. These restrictions were put in place to allow a safe return to football for supporters after the Coronavirus pandemic.
City’s first competitive match in Worcester for seven years against Tividale on Wednesday (September 9) and the home FA Cup extra-preliminary round tie against Walsall Wood next Saturday (September 12) can now both go ahead with 300 supporters in attendance.
The club’s first game back in Worcester is a sell-out and Blue and White chiefs were left overwhelmed at the demand from the Faithful. This game will now be live streamed for free to allow fans to follow from home.
Ticketing arrangements for the FA Cup tie against Walsall Wood will be announced shortly as will further details relating to parking arrangements on matchdays.