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CEO ON RETURN OF FANS

6 July 2021

"I thought then how fantastic it will be to see the players walk out on the first day of the season and hear that roar from the crowd"

Mark Ashton is relishing hearing a Portman Road in ‘full voice’ when Town open the season against Morecambe on August 7.

Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced yesterday that all restrictions on supporters attending stadiums are set to be lifted from July 19, meaning a return to full capacity grounds.

Blues faced Portsmouth and Burton in front of 2000 supporters last season but you have to go back to March 2020 and the visit of Coventry for the last time Portman Road hosted a game with no restrictions on attendance.

“It’s obviously great news that we can start the season with supporters back in the stadium,” Town’s CEO told the Club website.

“Football is all about the fans. The game is nothing without them and I know everyone connected to Ipswich Town can’t wait to see supporters back at Portman Road.

“When I arrived at the Club for my first day here, I looked around the stadium and even though it was empty, there was something atmospheric about it. I thought then how fantastic it will be to see the players walk out on the first day of the season and hear that roar from the crowd.

“It’s going to be special to hear that. I can’t wait and I know the manager and the players feel the same.”

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