Tickets have gone on sale for Torquay United’s home match against Wrexham on Saturday as Plainmoor prepares to welcome fans back for the first time since February.

But fans returning to their beloved terraces are being asked not to sing, shout or chant, no matter what happens on the pitch in front of them.

It will be 280 days on Saturday since the Gulls last played in front of their ‘Yellow Army’ of supporters, but the latest set of coronavirus restrictions has allowed the club to open up again.

Top-of-the-table Torquay, who confirmed their position with a win at Wealdstone last night, will be keen to put on a show against the Welsh team, who have recently been acquired by Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds.

United today confirmed that fans would be welcomed on Saturday, and tickets went on sale at 1pm.

In a statement, the club said: “Following the government announcements last week, regarding the welcome return of supporters to football, a meeting was held yesterday with the National League.

“The long-awaited return of the Yellow Army to Plainmoor is obviously a huge boost to both the club and its supporters. However, Plainmoor will be subject to a greatly reduced capacity for the forseeable future, with social distancing measures in place throughout the stadium.

“Season ticket holders will get priority on match entry, then individual match tickets will be sold to the general public. We will not be allowing away supporters into the ground.”

The club has also published a ‘code of conduct’ for supporters which includes a line which says: “Chanting, singing and shouting are to be avoided to reduce the risk of infection.”

It also asks supporters not to leave their designated positions for goal celebrations or any incident on the pitch.

None of the club’s bars or catering outlets will be open.

Individual match tickets went on sale online or by telephone at 1pm. No tickets can be bought or collected on matchday. Tickets will be emailed or posted to supporters.

The club statement went on: “Ensuring Plainmoor remains as safe as possible will require the co-operation of all supporters, and therefore we request that all supporters take the time to familarise themselves with the Supporters Code of Conduct before visiting the stadium.

“It must be stressed that any supporters who are unwilling to abide by the conditions laid out within this policy will not be permitted to attend matches at Plainmoor.”





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