Cambridge United was hit by an outbreak of Covid’s case.
Newcastle United’s FA Cup third-round opponents have revealed on Tuesday that they have successfully canceled their next League One match.
Boxing Day’s visit to Wycombe Wanderers at Cambridge United has been postponed because EFL has agreed to the request due to the high number of Covid cases at the club.
Now, Cambridge United has further announced (see below) that the League One match at Doncaster on Thursday, December 30th has also been postponed due to the outbreak of Covid.
The match will take place just nine days before the third round of the FA Cup at St. James’s Park.
Cambridge United will have another L1 home match with Portsmouth on January 3rd. Since then, an EFL Trophy game has been played against the opponent, and it has not yet been confirmed that it may be played between the Portsmouth League match and the Newcastle Cup match.
Cambridge United can be imagined desperately watching the Newcastle United match go on. It’s a great day for fans and, of course, a financial blow.
The match against Portsmouth will take place just five days before the scheduled trip to Tyneside, so we hope it will take place next Monday (January 3rd).
The match at St. James’s Park remained at the original date and time of 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 8th, allowing as many Cambridge United fans as possible to participate in the match.
The Away Club initially allocated 5,000 tickets and sold them to season ticket owners on Wednesday, December 15th, with general sale earlier this week. It’s almost sold out now.
According to the rules of the competition, awaysides are entitled to 15% of their capacity, so if the club takes advantage of that opportunity, they will need to get an additional 2,500 tickets and allocate them all to about 7,500 marks. We still have 15 days before the match is due, but we still have plenty of time to sell our tickets.
We hope that Covid’s restrictions will not force this or any other match in a closed room.
Tickets currently sold only in the bowl below St. James’s Park are priced at £ 10 and £ 5 concessions, but if you wait and buy on the day of the match, the price will double.
Cambridge United Official announcement – December 23, 2021:
Cambridge United’s next Skybet League 1 match against Doncaster Rovers on Thursday, December 30th has been postponed …
The club has informed EFL that it will not be possible to play at Abbey Stadium due to the large number of positive cases of COVID-19 within the team.
Cambridge United has worked hard to make sure this is not the result. However, given the injuries and positive COVID-19 cases within the team, the club does not have enough players available to fill the fixture.
In light of the increased infection rate of Omicron mutants, EFL will consider the circumstances surrounding the postponement. In addition, it helps affected clubs throughout this difficult period, ensuring that they maintain their obligations to EFL regulation while reducing the risk of infection between players and staff.
The date the fixture was relocated will be confirmed in due course.
– Soccer Sports
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