Cricket Field Stand out of action

Last updated : 19 January 2007 By Tony Scholes

The stand has suffered extensive storm damage following yesterday's horrendous weather in the north west and following discussions with the Police, with Lancashire County Council and with the club's safety officials a decision has been made that the stand is unfit for use during the game.

This means the Norwich supporters will be rehoused in the lower tier of the Longside and because of this it will mean some Burnley season ticket holders having to be moved. If you have a season ticket in that stand in any of blocks 1 to 4 then you will be relocated elsewhere to allow the Norwich supporters to use this part of the stand.

You can choose for yourself whether you wish to remain in the lower tier or be relocated into a seat in the upper tier at no extra cost. To do so you will need to take your season ticket or match day ticket and swap it for a new seat. This must be done in advance and you can call either a the ticket office or the main reception in the Longside. The club are hoping to contact all supporters who have season tickets in these blocks.

The Norwich supporters will still use the turnstiles by the players' entrance on Harry Potts Way and will be escorted from their to their seats in the first four blocks of the Longside lower tier.

Chief Executive Dave Edmundson said: “Unfortunately the weather conditions have damaged part of the roof of the Cricket Field Stand. The weather has also prevented us from inspecting or repairing the damaged roof and unless we could reallocate seating we were faced with postponing the game. We thank the supporters in advance for their patience and understanding.”