The future of football and Ipswich Town amid Covid-19 pandemic – join our discussion today

Ipswich Town fans at Portman Road - how long will it be before they return? Picture: PA

Ipswich Town fans at Portman Road - how long will it be before they return? Picture: PA - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

What does the future hold for football and Ipswich Town as the sport struggles to find a way through the Covid-19 crisis? That’s the topic which will kick off a new series of online events this lunchtime, which you can take part in.

The East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star will stage the online Zoom video discussion, starting at midday, and it will be hosted by Sports Editor Mark Heath and Ipswich Town writer Andy Warren.

It will look at the potential impact of coronavirus on football and the Blues, and what could happen in the months ahead.

We want fans and readers to join in - you can register for the event now.

The event is the continuation of our Open House forums which began in early March, inviting readers into our newsroom to discuss the biggest local issues.

While social distancing measures and the current coronavirus lockdown make it impossible for people to gather in person, these events will be held online through a Zoom video conference.


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The talk will be followed by another at midday on Thursday, May 28, where we’re inviting teachers and parents to discuss the prospect of schools starting to reopen in June.

To register for our first event on Thursday, visit the website

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