As we move ever closer to the May 17 date given by the UK Government the club are pleased to be able to update season pass holders and the wider fan base on our plans for crowds returning should that date be confirmed.
This date would of course make the Bradford Bulls game in the Betfred Championship our first game with Crowds since March 2020 and we know that so many of you will want to be there.
However we fully expect distancing to still be in place and with this in mind we are able to confirm that the Main stand at Ealing with side on view is sold out. Pass holders who are still purchasing will be allocated seats in the Damian Bugeja stand and subsequently the larger new stand at the opposite end of the pitch. There will be an allocated zone for Community Clubs and Family Pass Holders so there is a potential to sell out the stadium should passes keep selling at the current pace. This means that general sale tickets are unlikely to be available and the fixtures will be restricted to pass holders only.
We asked for your support by purchasing a pass and the backing we have received has been magnificent. Rest assured if you purchased a pass or half pass you will have a seat as soon as crowds can return.
Half Members will be able to guarantee getting a ticket at their heavily discounted price up until 7 days before each Home game and then any seats left may go on sale at an Early Bird Price as originally planned. The option for £25 tickets on the day is now going to be unavailable at Ealing due to logistical issues with potential distancing rules and ensuring seating is safely spaced. This means the only way to guarantee a seat is to purchase a Season Pass or Half Pass in advance of the first fixture.
As it stands supporters will not be able to move between stands. The Upper Tier seat holders will use the bar behind their seats and the large bar in the main stand. Lower tier supporters can use the large bar in the main stand.
Damian Bugeja stand seat holders will be able to use the bar in the corner below the rooftop seating and provision is being sought for the supporters sitting at the opposite end to have a bar adjacent to their stand. As with everything this is subject to change if Government rules around opening sports stadiums prevents the sale of alcohol or allows for a more general freedom of movement within stadiums. Extra stewards will be on hand to ensure everyone’s safety and we ask that people respect the situation we all find ourselves in and remain in the area they have been allocated.
Season Pass Holders that have already purchased will be contacted well ahead of the game and provided with their seat number/numbers. The allocation of seats has been done in the fairest possible way with Sponsors, Business Club Members and the first season pass purchasers given the upper tier of the Main Stand.
The uptake of the pass options this year has been excellent and the club would like to thank every pass holder for their support in 2021. If you are yet to purchase and would like to then please follow one of the links below –
2021 Season Pass – https://bit.ly/3sEjAmG
2021 Half Pass (Access to games at a discounted price) – https://bit.ly/2QIG0G4