The East End Is Open
The Micra Wedlock Stand, affectionately known to City supporters as the East End, will be re-opened to home fans for the match against Brentford on March 10.
This announcement follows a campaign by many City fans for a return to their spiritual home, which culminated recently in a very productive meeting with officials from the Club.
The meeting, facilitated by the Supporters Trust, brought together Chairman Steve Lansdown and Chief Executive Colin Sexstone with representatives of City fans who had mobilised to form a 3,200-strong petition.
After a passionate exchange of opinion from all present, Lansdown decided that a trial opening of the East End would be the best way forward. This was warmly received by the supporters present, who expressed their appreciation for the way in which the Club had listened to and responded to their views.
It was agreed thereafter that the East End would be opened to home fans on a trial basis for the match against Brentford on March 10.
Tickets for the East End are now available to all supporters wishing to pre-purchase tickets or swap their season tickets ahead of the game. As usual, supporters will be able to take advantage of reduced ticket prices during up until 11am on the day. No tickets will be available to supporters for the East End between 11am and kick off.
Supporters are therefore advised that all who wish to transfer or purchase tickets for the East End now have two weeks to do so.
The Supporters Trust and the many fans who campaigned for the opening of the East End wish to make it clear that any misbehaviour in the stand will not be tolerated by the Club and could effectively render a long campaign by many supporters worthless.
Furthermore, the Club has confirmed that any incidents in the run up to the Brentford game on March 10 could also have repercussions for the opening of the East End.
Celebrate the re-opening of the East End, but be good!