National League Statement: Return of spectators


The National League can confirm plans are ongoing for the anticipated return of spectators at Vanarama National League matches from Monday, May 17.

Subject to the Government easing lockdown restrictions in England, clubs will be issuing details on their media channelsfor the remaining games of the 2020/21 campaign in due course. Wrexham AFC have been in full consultation with The National League.

Clubs have been requested to submit an Operational Plan to The National League for approval. Permission must also be sought from their Local Authority. 

Stadium capacities have been calculated using methodology provided by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) to ensure social distancing is in place. 

Through consultation with its members, The National League has determined only home supporters will be able to attend league matches from May 17th and each of the play-off eliminators and semi-finals. 

As a neutral fixture, supporters of both participating clubs in the Vanarama National League Promotion Final will be able to attend in limited numbers. Details of a date and venue are currently being finalised.  

The National League looks forward to welcoming supporters back to matches from May 17.

This marks great progress towards the unrestricted return of spectators.  

Commenting on the news, Spireites chief executive John Croot said: “Plans are well underway for the first match back for spectators, the home fixture against Dagenham & Redbridge, with tickets currently being sold to season ticket holders.

“Supporters are eagerly looking forward to seeing the exciting team put together by James Rowe and we can’t wait to welcome them back.”