The club can now release the following information to its supporters, following the EFL’s decision to postpone Sky Bet League Two fixtures until April 03, at the earliest, because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
The postponements include all Stags’ matches in the first team, reserves and academy.
All grassroots football will go ahead as scheduled at RH Academy, the club's training ground. Please note, however, that the building will be closed (as well as the family room) as a precautionary measure. Food and drink will be available from the serving hatch. Toilets are still accessible via the outside changing room block.
In summary, the club is adopting a common-sense approach during this time. We will continue to monitor government and EFL advice and will of course act appropriately if anything changes.
The club can also inform supporters that owners John & Carolyn Radford have pledged to cover any financial shortfalls over the coming weeks that result from the loss of matchday income.
Manager Graham Coughlan has confirmed that his first team squad have been instructed to self-isolate for the next seven days. The club can confirm that no symptoms of the virus have been shown by any first team player or member of staff.
Players have been asked to maintain high fitness levels via a personal fitness schedule.
The club anticipates that there could be as many as four matches played a week - on the assumption that the League Two campaign resumes - and it is therefore important that fitness levels are maintained.
The club would like to inform supporters that, at present, the club’s reception and club shop at One Call Stadium will remain open from 10am until 5pm from Monday to Friday.
Standard ticket refunds (which do not include season tickets and Quarry Lane memberships) for postponed home/away matches can be made in the following ways:
-If purchased online via the ‘select print at home option’, please telephone the club via 01623 482 482 (option 1).
-If purchased in person and you have selected ‘to post’ or ‘collect', the ticket(s) will need to be reissued to the club in person at the ticket office at One Call Stadium.
Because of the prospective deficiency in cash flow over the next few weeks, it would be preferable for refunds to be made by debit or credit card.
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Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen – the club’s seven-day-a-week restaurant, located at the rear of the Ian Greaves Stand, will remain open from:
- 12noon until 11pm from Monday to Saturdays
- 12noon until 9pm on Sundays.
As is common practice within One Call Stadium, measures have been implemented within Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen to ensure optimum hygiene.
The club’s entertainment events, as listed below, will go ahead as planned in the forthcoming weeks:
Westend Jerseys - Saturday 04 April - SOLD OUT
Annual Quiz – Mansfield’s finest general knowledge quiz – Thursday 16 April
ColdPlayer – a tribute act to Coldplay and Chris Martin – Saturday 18 April
Mark Summer as Elvis – a tribute to the King of Rock and Roll – Saturday 25 April
Dean as Phil Collins – a tribute to Phil Collins – Saturday 30 May
THR33 – A tribute to Westlife/Tale That – Saturday 06 June 2020.
Purchase your tickets for any of the above events now via www.mtfcboxxoffice.co.uk
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Customers and businesses who have booked room hire should be aware that their events will go ahead as planned. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if any further information is required.
The aforementioned decisions have been taken following consultation with the EFL.
Supporters should also be aware of the following:
- Football in the Community has cancelled all events tomorrow (Saturday 14 March) and will continue to monitor the situation in relation to planned events this month.
-The proposed walk for Prostate Cancer, dubbed ’90 minutes plus added time’, scheduled for tomorrow, has been postponed. A new date has been pencilled in for Saturday 25 April.
The club will continue to act upon advice from the government and EFL and will post any further updates via its official website, social media streams and the local media.
Meanwhile, the club advises supporters to keep-up-to date with government advice online, here.