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Portman Road and Playford Road Closed Until Further Notice
Monday, 23rd Mar 2020 16:46

Owner Marcus Evans has announced that Portman Road and Playford Road have both effectively closed down until further notice for the "health and well-being of our staff" during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

In a statement on the club site, the club say that the offices at Portman Road and the Playford Road training ground are both now "in effect 'closed down' until it is clearer as to when the season will restart".

Currently the season is suspended until April 30th but with a longer hiatus widely anticipated.

“The health and well-being of our staff - and the wider community - is our main priority,” owner Evans said.

“The vast majority of our staff are now temporarily not required to come to work and the few that are in at Portman Road or Playford Road because of the nature of their jobs, are working strictly to government guidelines.

“These are very difficult and challenging times for all of us and while football will return one day, our thoughts at the moment are with everyone affected by the coronavirus outbreak.”

The players have been away from the training back at home since Friday 13th March when the EFL first postponed fixtures.

The club’s Planet Blue shop at Portman Road closed on Saturday but with merchandise still available online with UK standard shipping free while the store is shut.

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Blue12345 added 17:05 - Mar 23
It would have been a nice touch if he specifically would have mentioned Ipswich fans and the local community at this time.

dirtydingusmagee added 17:29 - Mar 23
Who is Marcus Evans ?

Felstow1978 added 18:44 - Mar 23
Why do certain so-called fans seine on every opportunity to twist news into an anti-Club, anti-Lambert, anti-Evans story??

blues1 added 19:03 - Mar 23
Felstow1978. Well said. Its bcse cause they're idiots. I mean why would he need to say itfc fans in particular, as we are all part of the "wider community. " which part of that dont you understand, blue12345? And dirtydingismcgee, marcus Evan's is some1 who we may just have to be particularly grateful to have, at this moment in time. He could well be the only reason that our club will survive this crisis. Will almost certainly be other clubs not so fortunate, and will go out of business. So just for once, just leave the criticism where it belongs. And it's not the time for it now.

ArnieM added 19:34 - Mar 23
I thought they WERE closed !!

Blue041273 added 22:09 - Mar 23
FFS Football is irrelevant now. Please stay home and stay safe! Football will return! Hopefully most of our football family will do too!

dugoutdave added 10:55 - Mar 24
Felstow: cos blue12345 wont be happy until a club official mentions him personally. At least by his comment he doesnt see himself as part of 'the wider community' Probably best anyway! Stay safe all

nathitfc89 added 13:28 - Mar 24
Obviously Blue12345 is one of those people that the world owes him a favour

nathitfc89 added 13:40 - Mar 24
people that think***

Barnesy added 09:15 - Mar 29
I hope someone is cutting the grass !!

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