The club is pleased to advise supporters that the new-look, digital match programme for tomorrow’s Pitching In Northern Premier League match at home to Kendal Town is available to purchase as a downloadable PDF.
The move to an electronic format was not one we took lightly; our printed programmes have been extremely successful over the last few years. However, our Risk Assessments indicated that issuing printed programmes raised several potential issues, including:
- The risk of compromising safe movement of spectators around the stadium by creating a “pinch point” at the point of sale. This would also have an impact on social distancing within the stadium.
- An increased risk to the health and well-being of volunteers; many of whom are elderly, so at a greater risk of complications from COVID-19. It was not felt ideal to ask programme sellers to position themselves in high-traffic areas and be exposed to an increased risk of transmission through cash handling.
The club has also closed the Tea Bar for similar reasons and continues to assess how and when it might be feasible to make the Function Room available.
There are benefits to supporters from the move to electronic programmes; specifically, we can offer individual programmes at a lower cover price, and more than 24 hours prior to kick-off. In addition, we can offer a Programme Subscription for the first time. This includes all 18 League matches, plus programmes issued for home cup ties, for just £25! This is a great-value, discounted package which will keep you up to date with all the latest from the IP Truck Parts Stadium throughout the season.