Boro offer to help fans after Ipswich Town abandonment
MIDDLESBROUGH have vowed to help fans hit in the pocket after Saturday’s match at Ipswich Town lasted just 37 minutes.
A total of 730 MIddlesbrough fans attended the match but saw little over a third of the action after referee Dean Whitestone called the game off due to concerns over a strip of the pitch next to the Britannia Stand.
While Boro fans will already be entitled to a 50 per cent discount on tickets for the rescheduled match – as laid out by Town chief executive Simon Clegg – the Teesiders have gone above and beyond that.
The club have vowed to make up the shortfall on the rearranged game and are also looking at providing free coach travel for those who made the original trip and wish to return to Portman Road.
Boro’s chief operating officer Neil Bausor said: “Our travelling support this season has been absolutely magnificent and is one of the reasons the team’s away form has been so good.
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“The club, the manager and the players all very much appreciate the fantastic backing they give us and the considerable sacrifices they make in terms of their time and their hard-earned money in order to do so.
“We also share their disappointment at the game being abandoned at an early stage after they had made such a long journey to be at Ipswich on Saturday.
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“This is a way of thanking the fans for their continued loyalty and to express our gratitude to them.”
Clegg is expected to make a statement on how Ipswich Town will help fans later today.