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Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 23rd October 2020

Advice to supporters about Saturday's Emirates FA Cup tie

Advice to supporters about Saturday's Emirates FA Cup tie

Behind closed doors at Blackwell Meadows

On Saturday, we are due to play Cambridge City in the fourth qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup.

According to the guidance and protocols set down by the government and the FA, the match must be played behind closed doors without any spectators. Regrettably, we cannot make any exceptions. Only those who are working on the day will be admitted into the ground after they’ve had a temperature check.

Also, strictly only directors, visiting Cambridge officials and DFC matchday personnel will be allowed into the boardroom and Quaker TV area.

Spectators will not be admitted into the ground or into the car park at Blackwell Meadows.

Cars will be stopped at the entrance to the car park, and their occupants checked on the relevant attendees list.

There will also be a police presence to make sure that these rules are being adhered to by the club.

We therefore recommend that supporters watch the game on our brand new live streaming surface, Quaker TV, details of how to purchase a match pass are available here.


We would like to thank everybody for their understanding and patience in these very difficult and testing times. The time can’t come quickly enough when we’re all watching football together again.