Chelsea verify far more than 900 supporters Can not attend year opener towards Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge with off-year repairs to sections of Matthew Harding stand continue to incomplete
- Stamford Bridge has been below fix this summer season in advance of the new year
- The blues kick-off towards Crystal Palace on Saturday at their historic ground
- The club were being in a rush to put in rail seating in the Matthew Harding Lower
- The Blues have no issued a assertion apologising and detailing the unlucky supporters
- They are established to present refunds and tickets to Champions League group games
Chelsea have informed a segment of supporters to continue to be residence for the Blues’ 2020-21 Leading League kick-off on Saturday, with their seats ‘not harmless to use’.
The west Londoners host Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge for the get started of their title challenge, fresh off their Super Cup triumph in Belfast this week.
While Thomas Tuchel’s squad were being successful in Northern Ireland, back at the Bridge there was a manic rush to get the stadium in form for a total household on the weekend – and just 24 several hours before kick-off they declared defeat.
Chelsea supporters are at chance of missing the very first sport owing to incomplete will work at Stamford Bridge
Thomas Tuchel’s aspect are established to host Crystal Palace in their curtain raiser in West London
‘Regrettably, 298 seats in Block 8/nine and 610 seats in Block sixteen of the Matthew Harding Decrease will not be offered and tickets for the impacted seats will not perform on the turnstile process,’ the club explained.
‘We realise we have let these supporters down and sincerely apologise for the truth this has transpired.
‘When we embarked upon this challenge we had in depth options to total it on time and created undertakings from the maker they could fulfill the agenda.
‘Everyone at the club is extremely upset that we weren’t in a position to obtain this and recognise that we should really have completed greater.’
Fans had been warned a day before the announcement, describing to supporters that 12,000 seats were being staying replaced at the floor.
The European champions had explained that ‘specialist’ elements had not been equipped in time for a new railed seating segment in the Matthew Harding.
Having said that, incomplete rail seating perform has left the club in a rush to complete it for the fixture
The club has promised refunds and an announcement is anticipated by 3pm on Friday
Chelsea will hand-out refunds and have sought to make it up to impacted year ticket holders and users by supplying a totally free ticket to a Champions League Team phase sport this year.
‘You could see images of the stadium that look to demonstrate concluded seating in the impacted locations, but they are not entirely installed and are not harmless to use,’ the club extra.
The Blues also confirmed that will work on the Shed Higher and Decrease Stands have been completed.