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Blues Could Show Games in Portman Road Suites
Wednesday, 28th Oct 2020 19:25

A small number of fans could be allowed to watch Town games from Portman Road, despite the supporters currently being banned from stadia in the top six divisions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Town are looking at the viability of opening up Portman Road’s hospitality suites to fans for future matches with venues able to admit supporters to watch games indoors on TV if they are being served food, with the permission of the opposition club and safety authorities.

Venues which overlook a pitch, such as the Sir Bobby Robson Suite, wouldn’t be permitted for use for home matches.

However, there would be significant costs involved, among them the beam-back itself and staffing.

Town looked at the potential for using the FanZone for such events with games shown on a big screen but that appears a less likely prospect.

Sunderland are showing next Tuesday’s game against the Blues in Quinn’s Sports Bar at the Stadium of Light for £20 per person including a drink and a one-course meal.

Norwich City recently had 200 fans in their suites watching their game at Rotherham and 100 for their home fixture with Wycombe at the weekend.

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jayessess added 19:32 - Oct 28
Sitting inside and watching the game on our TVs is fine, sitting outside in the seats forbidden! LOGIC

Mark added 20:29 - Oct 28
Absolutely ridiculous that people can gather indoors in the stadium when we know the virus spreads fastest inside. So they can watch a screen but not open the curtains? Madness.

TractorRef added 20:42 - Oct 28
Reality check. We're all likely to be in lockdown or Tier 3 very soon. This may prevent these plans, sadly. iFollow for me but I'll need more than one drink to cope with the sound and camera work. Oh and the WX_t appearing on screen!!!!!

Europablue added 21:28 - Oct 28
This kind of thing will erode any support that is left for the lockdown measures.

ArnieM added 21:42 - Oct 28
This has to be barking mad . How the hell can fans not attend a stadium OUTSIDE in small numbers yet can sit together in groups inside ??? Just what the hell is going on !!

leroy2488 added 21:53 - Oct 28
Sounds like a result of mixing greed and lunacy

Edmundo added 23:32 - Oct 28
Mixing greed and lunacy, otherwise known as Hancock's formula.

trncbluearmy added 08:53 - Oct 29

delias_cheesy_flaps added 09:38 - Oct 29
Basically you pay Evans to sit and watch TV, with cr@p beer and food at extortionate prices!!

Razor added 10:34 - Oct 29
I am happy tucked up at home especialliy in the winter!!

Blue_Again added 19:10 - Oct 29
It’s time for mass lockdown protests. We can’t stand silently by and keep eating this sh1t

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