MORECAMBE FC has said it will sadly not be taking part in a pilot game for supporters to attend the Mazuma Stadium for this coming Saturday's fixture v Cambride Utd.
The EFL announced today that the Shrimps’ home game (with Cambridge United) this Saturday had been chosen to be part of a crowd pilot scheme.
These games are always subject to the club being satisfied it’s fully prepared to receive fans safely and having Safety Advisory Group (SAG) approval
The club is aware how keen the fans are to return to the stadium, and we are doing everything within our power to make that happen.
A great deal of work has been done by the club on getting ready to receive fans, we are almost there but final proposals have not yet gone to the SAG for approval.
Co-owner Colin Goldring has this week put the club forward to participate in the trials confirming some further work had to be done and is grateful to the EFL for approving the game,
But fan safety is of paramount importance to the club and we are just short of being ready,
Final procedures are still to be submitted and signed off with the various licencing authorities.
Colin said: “We have thought about this carefully after being considered by the league for a trial this weekend but unfortunately we are not in a position to complete the regulatory work and get this signed off in time for this weekend’s game.
"Our staff have been working diligently for many weeks on the protocols required by the various authorities and we are almost ready for the signing off stage. We are confident that these issues will be resolved so that we can welcome our valued supporters back into the Mazuma Stadium early in October.
“We are sorry to disappoint supporters who may have raised hopes of attending Saturday's match, but we have to be mindful of everyone’s safety during this pandemic and abide by the various licencing protocols."