This week Hereford FC has taken an important step towards coming out of Hibernation by removing the clubs General Manager James Watts from the Government ‘Job Retention Scheme’.
On returning to work, James Watts has provided the following update to Hereford FC fans: “Following a difficult time for all football clubs, it is a very important period of time for Hereford FC and we have to look at all opportunities for revenue generation. Although we are estimating football will return in September, at this moment in time we do not know what football will look like so we as a club are investigating every way possible to give Josh and Steve the biggest budget possible.
With the business being closed for the past three months, the next few weeks will see a lot of work done to the Edgar Street Stadium including pitch maintenance thanks to the fantastic efforts of the supporters who donated online. Our primary focus will now be on Commercial Revenue and Retail Operations whilst also preparing the stadium to be COVID 19 compliant for any functions at the stadium. We are still working towards the Stadium Fest concert taking place at the end of August following recent government announcements.
Hereford FC is still waiting on further Government, Local Authority and National League guidance around social distancing rules in stadiums regarding capacities and until that is clear, we are currently not in the position to sell season tickets. As soon as we have the guidelines we require, especially around seating areas in the stadium, we will be in a position to release more information concerning Season Tickets.
Our new 2020/2021 replica shirts will be on sale soon following our agreement with ADIDAS and Sporting Touch. I will look to update fans regularly over the next few weeks, thank you for your continuing support.”