Sheffield United issue important update over coronavirus outbreak

Sheffield United have moved to update supporters on ticketing arrangements in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak which has seen football shut down.

Sunday, 15th March 2020, 11:10 am

On Friday the Premier League along with the EFL postponed games until at least April 3 in a bid to prevent Covid-19 from spreading.

As a result, yesterday’s proposed match against Newcastle United at St James’ Park as well as next week’s FA Cup quarter final with Arsenal at Bramall Lane were temporarily called off.

The under 23s, under 18s and womens’ matches were also postponed.

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A general view of the big screen with an announcement from the NHS about hand washing during a Premier League match at Bramall Lane, Sheffield: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

United have released a statement confirming that the academy has been shut down until the end of the month and that there will be no visits to the training ground by supporters and “all non-essential business”.

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It is understood that the first team squad will continue to train at their Shirecliffe base during this time.

On tickets bought for the two postponed matches, the club added: “All match tickets and hospitality packages for the Emirates FA Cup tie against Arsenal will remain valid for the rearranged fixture, as will tickets for the Premier League game against Newcastle United at St James' Park. Until the two postponed fixtures are rescheduled, supporters are advised that refunds will not be available, with tickets for the last eight clash against the Gunners now temporarily off sale.”

Sheffield United will not return to action until April 4 at the earliest after the Premier League season was postponed because of coronavirus: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

It was also confirmed that the club superstore at Bramall Lane and the ticket office will be closed during this period, while tickets can continue to be bought online and the store at Meadowhall will remain open.

The statement went on: “We regret the inconvenience this pandemic is causing but are confident you share our belief that our first commitment and responsibility is to the health and safety of our families and neighbours.

“As we navigate these challenges, the Blades will continue to work closely with the Premier League and medical staff within the club and keep our supporters informed with all the latest developments.”