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4000 it is then !

Ditton donkey
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So from 17 May we can have crowds of up to 4000

that really works for us with the fixture list, we miss out on the York home game but 4 of the next 5 are at home and have 8 home games in total, I suspect 4000 would be only poss topped by the Bradford game 27 June or is that away, and maybe the fev game on July 11, depending on league positions

better than I expected

 

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Topic starter Posted : 22/02/2021 5:25 pm
Farnworth Viking
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Thought he said 10,000. Not as though it will matter to Widnes, I think there’s only the Bradford match where we might get more than 4,000, and by the time we play them, all restrictions will have been lifted.

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Posted : 22/02/2021 6:10 pm
Former Chemic
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Until all restrictions are removed, presumably there will be some form of social distancing requirements.

That could be a headache for the club and for for season tickets holders with allocated seats.

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Posted : 22/02/2021 6:41 pm
Viking25
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Until all restrictions are removed, presumably there will be some form of social distancing requirements. That could be a headache for the club and for for season tickets holders with allocated seats.

Presumably this is why they’ve held off selling season tickets.

They can factor in these decisions before selling them now.

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Posted : 22/02/2021 7:05 pm
Farnworth Viking
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I wonder how clubs that only have mostly terracing will manage to socially  distance fans?

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Posted : 22/02/2021 7:10 pm
CJ91
 CJ91
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I suppose if you are, for arguments sake, Whitehaven: your average crowd will be say 1000.

The capacity of the ground is 8603.

Maybe a case of putting stickers on the floor where people can and cannot stand. Should be ample space.

Suppose the other issue comes with away fans: presumably not allowed initially at least....

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Posted : 22/02/2021 8:14 pm
ScouseViking55
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Thought he said 10,000. Not as though it will matter to Widnes, I think there’s only the Bradford match where we might get more than 4,000, and by the time we play them, all restrictions will have been lifted.

 

only for stadiums above 40k capacity that 10k  one mate

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Posted : 22/02/2021 8:38 pm
Viking25
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I suppose if you are, for arguments sake, Whitehaven: your average crowd will be say 1000. The capacity of the ground is 8603. Maybe a case of putting stickers on the floor where people can and cannot stand. Should be ample space. Suppose the other issue comes with away fans: presumably not allowed initially at least….

That’s what football clubs did when they were allowed fans in last year.

The problem will be entry & exit, toilets and concession outlets. A lot harder to enforce distancing

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Posted : 22/02/2021 9:27 pm
Farnworth Viking
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I went past the cafe/ice cream shop in Victoria park a couple of times and there was lots of people queuing up to get served, who weren’t 2 metres apart. I suppose no one will be there at the grounds checking.

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Posted : 23/02/2021 12:07 am
Ceejay1
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Widnes ground capacity is 13350 therefor 25% is 3337 not 4000.

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Posted : 23/02/2021 9:52 am
snafu
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I was involved in stewarding at a non league football club , when crowds of 300 were

allowed. We were monitored by the council. The toilets were restricted to two at a time,

and the queue for the tea hut had to wear masks or stay 6feet apart .There were no other restrictions in force.

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Posted : 23/02/2021 10:06 am
Ditton donkey
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Widnes ground capacity is 13350 therefor 25% is 3337 not 4000.

for outdoor events it is 50% of capacity or 4000 whichever is lower

the 25% is for large venues where the figures are 10000 or 25% whichever is the lower

so we get 4000, of course this is still dependant on trial events succeeding

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Topic starter Posted : 23/02/2021 11:46 am
Farnworth Viking
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I would imagine it would be easier to steward a crowd of 300, than a crowd of 3-4,000. Clubs would need to pay for  a lot more stewards, unless they are allowed to have volunteers as stewards. Not sure what the rules are.

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Posted : 23/02/2021 2:18 pm
Ditton donkey
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I wonder when ST details will be released ?
we are looking at being able to attend 8-9 home games and have access to live stream for the others

london have just launched theirs at £240 with no refund if things change, and that is not knowing where they will be playing - they are awaiting a ballot result from Wimbledon supporters ( members). Looks like their closed door games may be at Roslyn Park ( could be on 3G)

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Topic starter Posted : 23/02/2021 4:27 pm
Farnworth Viking
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Can you remember what the Early Bird price was for our season tickets in 2019? I think it might have been around £200.

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Posted : 23/02/2021 6:26 pm
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