Ticket sales for the first sightings of Bury at Gigg Lane on the 8th and 9th July, against Bradford City and Preston North End respectively, have gone well.
This has allowed us to prepare in advance and discuss our requirements with the various agencies concerned with supporter safety. As there is currently building work going on in the North (Main) Stand this will be closed other than for players and match officials for the friendly games, with work due to be complete for the start of the league season.
We will open the South and East (Cemetery End) Stands for friendlies and cap attendance levels at 2,275.
With this in mind, we have agreed that the Bradford and Preston games will be advance ticket-only games. There is still good ticket availability for Preston but for the Bradford game, we have only a small number of tickets left available and expect both home and away allocation to reach their maximum in advance of the game.
Please do not attend these games without a ticket which can be purchased here. We have now limited these to single-match tickets and removed the ticket covering both games.
Whilst they are both friendlies, more stringent rules for spectator management will apply as our opponents are EFL teams.
This means that alcohol cannot be served or consumed in view of the pitch and the police will be in attendance. We will have enhanced stewarding on the day which will hopefully support us in delivering a safe environment.
We hope to be able to relax these requirements for the three remaining home friendlies against non-league opposition and open up more of the ground for the start of the season proper.
However, we need your support and cooperation to do this. We are required to demonstrate that we are able to safely and competently run matches out of Gigg Lane to open up more of the ground and increase our capacity. Please help us achieve this over the next few weeks.
Bury supporters are to purchase tickets by selecting the images below:
Allocations for away supporters are available from their club websites.