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Harrogate Town play-off watch party cancelled

Harrogate Town play-off watch party cancelled

Published by Lisa Darvill at 4:18pm 1st August 2020.

Harrogate Town has cancelled tomorrow's promotion final watch party, due to be held at the CNG Stadium. 

  • Town face Notts County in the final on Sunday afternoon at Wembley
  • The match will be played behind closed doors due to coronavirus
  • The club had announced it would be screening the game and making a limited number of tickets available to fans 
  • However, the event has been cancelled 
  • The club says this is following advice from North Yorkshire County Council Public Health 

Town will play Notts County at Wembley tomorrow afternoon for a chance to be promoted to the English Football League for the first time.

The match will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, with fans unable to travel down to support the team. 

Harrogate Town had planned to screen the match live on a big screen at the CNG Stadium, with a limited number of tickets available to fans.

However, the club has now announced this event has been cancelled. 

They say this is after advice from North Yorkshire County Council Public Health, who have "strongly advised" that it would be preferable if the watch party was cancelled. 

A statement on their website states: 

"In light of the latest guidelines, the advice from Public Health and the statutory rights available to Public Health to stop the event we have very little choice but to cancel the event.

"Full refunds will be processed next week for anyone who has purchased a bubble.

"Please accept our sincere apologies for these unfortunate circumstances which are completely beyond our control.

"We must act on the advice of Public Health and in the best interests of everyone involved, supporters and staff." 

Yesterday the government announced a halt to the easing of some lockdown restrictions. Residents in some areas in the North of England including Bradford District have been banned from meeting with another households following a rise in coronavirus cases.

Kick off for the match is at 3pm tomorrow. It will be shown live on BT Sport.