STATEMENT | Blues supporters unable to attend FA Cup match

    Chester FC regrets to advise that our supporters are not permitted to attend Saturday’s FA Cup Second Round Qualifying match at Worksop Town.

    Following discussions between The FA and Government, it has been confirmed that for matches involving an Elite Club playing a Non-Elite Club at the Non-Elite Club’s ground, spectators of the home Club only shall be permitted to attend the match in accordance with the latest applicable National League System Spectator Guidance. Both clubs shall ensure that spectators of the visiting Club are not in attendance at the match.

    Clubs in Steps 1 & 2 of The FA National League System are considered to be “Elite Clubs” and Clubs in Step 3 and below of The FA National League System are considered to be “Non-Elite Clubs”.

    This position shall apply for matches in The Emirates FA Cup Second Round Qualifying and will be reviewed prior to the Third Round Qualifying.

    While we are disappointed at this outcome, the Club requests supporters respect this position and do not attend the match.

    Chester FC’s Media Team will have our usual coverage from the game across our social channels, as well as FREE commentary on Seals Live.