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Club Statement: London Road Terrace

1 April 2019

Before the Sky Bet League Two fixture with Stevenage, we made the decision to close sections of the London Road Terrace as a result of intimidating behaviour and abusive language which a minority of supporters were subjecting everyone to.

This has no place at the Moss Rose and it was for the safety of everyone that this difficult decision was taken.

Equally, we could not risk the potential of this having a negative effect on the football being played - especially at such a critical part of the season.

Matchday tickets to the Weston Park Care Home Stand were also impacted by this, as we were conscious that those who display anti-social behaviour at our games would move into the seated area and thus create a safety concern for all those who enjoy matches in that part of the ground.

Whilst we are committed to eradicating every type of abuse from the Moss Rose, whether verbal or physical, we also recognise that there are many loyal supporters who have stood in the central part of the London Road terrace for a vast number of years and it represents a fundamental part of their matchday experience.

As a result, we would like to advise that although the areas directly behind both home and away dugouts will remain closed, the central part of the terrace will be open to season ticket holders ahead of this Saturday's game against Morecambe.

In terms of the Weston Park Care Homes stand, this will also be open to season ticket holders as was the case during our previous home game.

Due to the reasons outlined above, there will be no matchday sales to both these areas of the ground for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.

We wholeheartedly apologise to all those who are impacted by this and assure you that it is the safety of all our supporters which must take paramount importance.

Matchday tickets remain available for the Premier Estates Stand and the Big Brand Ideas Stand and the staff at the club offices will be more than happy to assist you in purchasing these.

In addition, if you have a season ticket in the London Road Terrace or the Weston Park Care Home Stand then we are more than willing to exchange this for a ticket in another area of the ground in order for you to be able to watch our remaining games with non-season ticket holding family and friends.

Please contact Fan Liaison Manager Bob Trafford at press@mtfc.co.uk or pop into the club offices to arrange this.


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