Sheffield United confirm ticket arrangements for Burnley game - How much are they, how can I get one and can I sit in my seat?
Sheffield United have confirmed ticket arrangements for their final game of the season at home to Burnley after admitting they are “thrilled to welcome supporters back to Bramall Lane.”
United have been working for “some weeks” on finalising arrangements for the game, after prime minister Boris Johnson gave clubs the go-ahead to welcome fans back for one of their last two games of the current season.
Here’s all you need to know about the arrangements…
How much will tickets cost?
Adult tickets for the Burnley match will cost £40, while seniors will be admitted for £30. Students and those under 22 can get in for £25, with junior tickets priced at £20. Fans can buy up to four tickets.
How many tickets are there?
Exactly 5,096, because of social distancing protocols and “safety certificiate requirements” – quite a bit less than the 8,000 or so United would be permitted, at 25 per cent of their 32,000 capacity.
The Kop, John Street and both tiers of the Bramall Lane end will be available, as well as the Westfield Corner. So the south stand will be unavailable for this fixture, as that is reserved for players and officials and media.
Bramall Lane will be pre-mapped out in single seats only to comply with social distancing requirements, and fans will be able to select from available seats at the time of purchase.
"Whilst families will not be seated next to one another all under 14s must still be accompanied through the turnstile by a responsible adult aged 18+,” say United. “Failure to do so will result in entry being denied.”
How will they be allocated?
United are using the loyalty points system to allocate tickets, which are available online only.
They go on sale next Thursday, to 2019/20 season ticket holders who did not claim a refund from the four games they missed out on last season, to those with 45,000 or more points.
On Friday at 10am, those with 40,000 points can get tickets and at 12 noon, the threshold moves to 35,000.
At 2pm, those with 30,000 points can purchase tickets, and at 4pm it goes to 25,000.
Full details of when you can claim your ticket are available at www.sufc.co.uk.
Any more requirements?
If you requested a refund from the club for those four games played behind-closed-doors last season, then you’ll be ineligible to purchase a ticket for Burnley.
You also have to have had a season ticket last season, but the cards can’t be activated for the game – fans will either have to print their tickets at home, or use mobile ticketing.
Photo ID checks will be compulsory before entering Bramall Lane, and the name on your ticket must match the photo ID. Fans won’t be allowed into the stadium with someone else’s ticket.
Fans must also complete a health questionnaire and adhere to a ‘supporter code of conduct’ which is available on the club website.
What about disabled fans?
Fans requiring disabled tickets should email [email protected] when they become eligible to purchase them, with their amount of loyalty points.
The club say: “Please ensure the subject line of your email includes ‘Burnley Disabled Allocation’ and provide your customers numbers and contact number. Should you be successful in obtaining tickets the Club will be in contact to take payment.”
A maximum of 31 wheelchair bays will be available at £30.00 or the age appropriate price (whichever is less) and a limited amount ambulant seats in pairs will be available at £30.00 or the age appropriate price (whichever is less).
Do I have to wear a mask?
In short, yes. Children under 11 and those exempt from wearing a mask with a letter from a medical professional confirming so, will not. The club say that “snoods and visors are not accepted as appropriate face coverings” and that “face coverings can be removed when eating or drinking”.
Will there be food and drink available in the ground?
No, but cold food and beverages will be allowed in – no hot drinks, cans or flasks though. Only sealed clear bottles are allowed.
What have the club said?
“Sheffield United is thrilled to welcome supporters back to Bramall Lane for our final Premier League match of the 2020/21 season.
“We’ve missed you as much as you’ve missed visiting the Lane – for some weeks, the club has been working with relevant stakeholders to put an efficient operation into practice, with the main aim of giving fans a safe and enjoyable matchday experience.
“Burnley are the opposition and we hope to finish a challenging season on a high. The club would like to thank all Unitedites for the continued understanding, cooperation and support during this difficult period.
“We hope this will be a positive step to the return of a full Bramall Lane from the start of next season.”