Mansfield Town can confirm an overview of protocols for tonight’s Sky Bet League Two encounter at home to Carlisle United as we pay our respects to Her Late Majesty, The Queen Elizabeth II.
Over a 70-year reign, Her Majesty served the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth with distinction.
The thoughts of everybody at Mansfield Town are with the Royal Family at this sad time.
All players and officials will be wearing black armbands this evening as a mark of respect.
Furthermore, our matchday playlist will be altered, with selected anthems to be played to befit the occasion.
Customary advertisements, read via the PA system and shown on the scoreboard, will be suspended this evening as a mark of respect.
Following the players entering the field of play - and once they and the match official have lined up facing the Ian Greaves Stand - a special tribute to Her Late Majesty will be read via the PA system before the referee signals a minute’s silence.
Upon the end of the silence, we then invite you to join in with the National Anthem, God Save The King.
Prior to kick-off and during the players’ Fair Play Handshake and organised by club director & A. Wass Funeral director Paul Brown, 96 doves – representing each year of Her Late Majesty’s life – will be released from the Bishop Street side of the stadium.
The match will kick-off at 7.45pm and turnstiles will open at 6.30pm. The club’s ticket office will close at 7.40pm to enable all staff to pay their respects.
The club advises that supporters enter the stadium no later than 7.20pm, to enable seamless entry in the ground in advance of our united tribute to Her Late Majesty.