ACT Health has informed Capital Football that the exemption request to allow more spectators into Deakin Stadium for NPL Grand Finals this Saturday (26 September) has been approved by the ACT Government.
As a result, Capital Football has made adjustments to ticketing allocations for the NPL Grand Finals at Deakin Stadium to allow more spectators into the venue.
Please note that the exemption only applies to Deakin Stadium on Saturday and that all other venues, including Kaleen Enclosed on 26 September, and Deakin Stadium and Melrose Synthetic on 27 September, will operate as previously advised.
Each competing team will be issued 100 tickets for spectators. Each ticket will only be valid for the match listed on the ticket, so after the conclusion of each Grand Final, spectators will be required to exit Deakin Stadium in preparation for the next match.
Allocated tickets will only be provided to clubs participating in the scheduled matches, who will be responsible for distributing them.
Increasing attendance numbers at Deakin Stadium has resulted in several other changes being made to Capital Football’s COVID-Safe Plan, including:
- No alcohol being served at the venue
- Spectators will only be allowed access to the venue 30 minutes before kick-off.
- Pass-outs will not be available, so if an individual leaves the venue, they will not be permitted re-entry.
- Tickets will not be transferable.
Capital Football CEO Phil Brown thanked ACT Health.
“I would like to extend my thanks to ACT Health for assisting us with our exemption request to allow more fans into Deakin Stadium for Saturday’s Grand Finals,” Mr Brown said.
“I would also like to thank Canberra Croatia FC for their efforts in assisting with the changes to our COVID-Safe Plan. I would also like to acknowledge our Capital Football staff for their tireless work to get our exemption request over the line.
“We appreciate that this is a significant adjustment for those clubs involved in Grand Final matches at Deakin Stadium on Saturday so I thank you for helping us manage this late change.
“Good luck to all clubs competing this weekend.”