An update from Grimsby Town Football Club
At a recent director’s meeting, the Board of Grimsby Town Football Club agreed that a refund would be offered to season ticket holders once the season is formally concluded. We are waiting for the EFL to issue the appropriate regulations, and once those have been sent to clubs and assuming they receive the required support from the 71 clubs then the season will come to an end.
Chairman Philip Day commented:
“Over the coming weeks, we will be contacting season ticket holders with the offer of a refund and also speaking to our commercial sponsors to discuss the position with them. We appreciate that we have played only 18 of the anticipated 23 home matches and this does have consequences.
“I have seen on social media that a large number of fans would not require a refund. I am heartened but not surprised by this. It is yet another example of the support we have from our fantastic fans. I also realise, however, that in these difficult times there are fans who will not be able to do this, and I fully appreciate that position.
“We are already in discussions with the Mariners Trust as to how we can in some way show our appreciation to those fans who do not require a refund.
“I would ask that fans be patient with us as we are operating a skeleton staff as the vast majority of staff have been placed on furlough but assure you that we will be in touch as soon as possible.
“I am also delighted with the response to the recent crowdfunding initiative and thank those who have contributed. I can assure all fans that any funds raised will be used to support the Club’s outgoings at a time when our income has been reduced by over 50%.
“Another way that fans can help is to use the online Club shop. There are bargains to be had at the present time and we will shortly be issuing the new strip. Under Government regulations, the shop cannot open at the present time.
“Further initiatives for the fans to help will be coming out over the forthcoming weeks.
“Unlike some clubs, we will not be issuing season tickets for next season. As we do not know when, or indeed if, next season will start it is our view that it is morally wrong to be selling at this stage something which we cannot guarantee to deliver."