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Walsall 'partially close' Banks's Stadium amid coronavirus outbreak

By Liam Keen | Walsall FC | Published:

Walsall have partially closed the Banks's Stadium amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Banks's Stadium

After the EFL suspended all fixtures until April 3, and the government advised 'social distancing', Walsall will now be operating their ground with 'skeleton staff' from tomorrow.

One member of each department will be at the stadium at any one time, as the club take precautions against the spreading virus.

The ticket office and club shop remain open for fans to renew season tickets and purchase merchandise.

The club's community department will also reduce staffing numbers, but will continue to work with schools until government guidelines change.

Chairman Leigh Pomlett insisted that they are still 'awaiting guidance' from governing bodies – but have responded proactively.

“These are unprecedented times,” he said.

“We are awaiting guidance from the EFL and other governing bodies but, in the meantime, we are taking actions to protect our staff, our supporters and our club.

“The health and well-being of our staff and supporters is paramount and these measures are designed to protect their welfare.

“Where they can, I would encourage supporters to continue to purchase their 2020/21 season tickets, which are available online, and help the club continue to generate cash at this time.”

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.

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