Following a week of significant progress, we can confirm that the Upper Kop stand will be reopened to supporters for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship fixture with Swansea City.
Essential repair work to the stand has now been completed and the necessary safety certificate has been issued by the local authority.
It will be the first time in over 18 months that supporters will be able to enter that section of the stadium to watch a fixture at St. Andrew’s.
Please note that block 40 of the Upper Kop will remain closed to allow for further repair work to continue. Affected supporters will be contacted directly via email.
If you are a season ticket holder in the Upper Kop, your reallocated tickets will be cancelled, and your season cards will be activated to work as normal.
All remaining tickets will go on general sale at 11am tomorrow (Friday 22 October), with tickets available on the day from the ticket offices, increasing our capacity to approximately 19,000.
Supporters who have purchased a match ticket for this fixture will be emailed a new digital ticket to use on the day, for the same seat. The previous ticket allocated will no longer be valid.
The Club has taken a proactive approach this week to ensure all operational processes are in place in time for the match.
New evacuation routes have been established and additional matchday stewards will be in position ahead of the fixture.
The Upper Kop area has been cleaned and prepared for use, whilst kiosks have been fully stocked with refreshments for supporters to purchase.
The Club would like to place on record their sincere thanks to supporters for their patience over what has been a frustrating period for everyone concerned.
We know the difference you will make to the atmosphere at St. Andrew’s and look forward to welcoming you back to support Lee and the team from your rightful position.
Keep Right On.