Torbay’s MP Kevin Foster has welcomed an announcement that Torquay United has been awarded £20,000 as part of the Premier League's Matchday Support Fund.
The money will help the Club cover the costs of adjustments that need to be made to safely cater for the return of players and supporters to their stadium.
Commenting, Kevin Foster MP said:
“This is great news for the Club, I recently met the CEO and Director for an update on how they are preparing for when the fans are allowed back on to the terraces, for example, every fan will pre-book their ticket and be allocated a space to stand.
Numbered ‘yellow footprints’ have been painted on the terraces to assist supporters and match stewards with social distancing etc., with TUFC possibly being the first Club to do this.
In the meantime, the Club have forged ahead with the ‘Live Streaming’ of matches.
Like many I watched the excellent live stream last Saturday as we enjoyed a 1-0 win against Stockport County. I found it very easy to log in and would encourage other fans to tune in and show your support.
I am sure this Matchday support funding will be very much welcomed as part of the plans to ‘weather the storm’ and prepare for when the fans are back on the terraces cheering on the Gulls!”
Notes for Editor
The Matchday Support Fund is being delivered by the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) - the grant-giving body that provides Premier League funding to support ground improvements for clubs in the professional, women's and non-league games.