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Important Supporter Information

Mon, 14/09/2020 - 22:41

Tuesday night's pre-season friendly game against Portadown (kick off 7.30pm) at the Oval will be the first game played at our East Belfast venue since March.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and restrictions imposed by the UK Government, the local Assembly and Belfast City Council we have had to take significant steps prior to the return of supporters.

We would ask that all those attending the game would read carefully the points below and adhere to them in order to provide a safe environment for everyone present.

Entry to this game is restricted to HOME supporters ONLY who are in possession of a 2020-21 Glentoran Season Ticket, purchased on or before 5th September 2020.

NO other supporters will be admitted. 

The admission price is £5 for all categories and we would strongly request that where possible, supporters pay by credit or debit card in the interests of hygiene and public safety. If that is not possible, please ensure to  present the correct money to the turnstile operators.

If anyone has had any of the COVID-19 symptoms within the last few days (high temperature - 37.8 degrees or above, a new and persistent cough or a loss of taste or smell) please DO NOT ATTEND the game.

Everyone entering the stadium will be subject to a temperature check so please arrive earlier than you would normally to ensure that we get everyone admitted prior to kick off.

Everyone should adhere to the 2 metre Social Distancing restrictions.

We would request that all attending wear a face covering until you reach your viewing point and at any time when you are moving around.

Due to the 2 metre Social Distancing restriction we are only able to use every other row of seating and we have to have a gap of 4 seats between people (except those from the same household).

Season Tickets are allocated to 4 main areas however due to restrictions we will not be able to accommodate everyone in their specified area. Spectators should remain in their allocated area for the duration of the game.

Supporters on the terracing - please do not attempt to change ends but remain on the Sydenham End Terrace. No flags can be permitted on the railings at this match.

Main Stand Upper Deck:

Those holding Grandstand Family Season Tickets will be located in the front section of the Upper Deck, Main Stand. 

Seats are in groups of 3 and marked with green stickers (see below).

Whilst we can accommodate some other ST holders we unfortunately do not have capacity for approximately 170 fans. There is however seating available in the Railway Stand and we would kindly ask that you avail of that.

Main Stand Lower Deck:

The three Family groups with tickets for this stand will be accommodated. Most of the others will be accommodated too but 22 will need to avail of seating in either the Family Stand or Railway Stand.

Family Stand:

All tickets for this area can be accommodated.

Sydenham Terrace:

All tickets for this area can be accommodated.

Stewards will monitor numbers in each area to avoid problems. We would ask that you follow the guidance of Stewards at all times.

Seats which are available for use are marked with GREEN stickers. Please DO NOT sit in any other seats.


GREEN circles have been painted on the Sydenham Terrace 2 metres apart. We request that you adhere to these (except persons from the same household).


Glentoran Football Club recognise that these measures will mean changes for many who have a standard match day routine. We are however very keen to see supporters back in the stadium.

Should Tuesday and Saturday's matches progress without incident and there be no further restrictions be introduced by the UK Government, the Assembly or the City Council, we would hope to slowly add to these numbers for future games.

We would continue to stress though that there are no guarantees and the health, safety and wellbeing of our players, staff, volunteers, supporters and our local community, remains our number 1 priority.

Thank you.