Manchester United have today confirmed that season ticket holders will be reimbursed if remaining games for this season are played behind closed doors or cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Also, the deadline of May 1st for season ticket renewal as has been suspended.
United will offer season ticket holders either a pro-rata rebate against their season tickets for next year, or a pro-rata cash refund based on the number of games still to be played. This rebate or a refund will also apply to supporters who have paid in advance for general admission tickets or Matchday VIP packages for the games that could be impacted this season.
Richard Arnold, Group Managing Director, said: “We appreciate the patience and the support we have had from our fans throughout this challenging time and welcome the constructive discussions we have had with MUST (Manchester United Supporters Trust) and fan representatives. We know our fans will not want to miss any games played in the coming months and will be disappointed if that is to be the case, but clearly we must all play our part in the efforts to combat coronavirus. By pushing the season ticket renewal deadline back and confirming our policy if games were to be cancelled or played behind closed doors, we want to ease any concerns our loyal fans may have in the current circumstances. They give Manchester United their support year after year, and at this time, we are committed to supporting them. Our message to them is clear – we are all in this together. We will continue to keep fans updated with any developments and, in the meantime, we encourage them to keep following the latest health advice and Government guidelines. As Ole and Casey said in their statement this week, stay safe, stay home and we hope to see you soon.”