Important info for fans planning to attend Chelsea away match

NewsImportant info for fans planning to attend Chelsea away match

Published 14th December 2021

Liverpool FC would like to provide supporters with important information ahead of ticket sales for the away match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday January 2.

  • Stamford Bridge will be a safe standing stadium from January 1, 2022 on trial basis. 
  • Supporters will be allocated a seat and can remain seated if they wish, however all fans will have the option to stand. 
  • Supporters attending this away fixture must be able to provide COVID-19 status. 
  • Fans will also be required to wear a face covering when moving around the stadium.

As an early adopter of licensed safe standing, which is due to take effect from January 1, 2022, Chelsea will be operating a safe standing stadium on a trial basis, where supporters will have the choice to stand during games if they wish. 

With the first game to incorporate the introduction of safe standing taking place against Liverpool, the away stands for LFC supporters will also follow safe standing protocols.  

All fans will be allocated a seat when purchasing their ticket as normal and will be able to remain seated during the game if that is their preference. However, supporters should be aware that surrounding fans may wish to stand and there is no dedicated area for those who do want to remain seated.  

We have been working extremely closely with Chelsea to ensure the safety of all fans and to resolve any concerns supporters may have about attending this fixture.  

Supporters in safe standing areas are required to comply with the Supporter Code of Conduct, a copy of which is available here.

The introduction of licensed standing areas is based on evidence of a safety risk for fans who persistently stand in seated areas. In addition, with the advent of new engineering solutions, the Sports Grounds Safety Authority’s research has shown this can be managed safely. 

Chelsea FC has already installed rail seating to areas at Stamford Bridge to facilitate safe standing. 

Supporters attending this fixture will also be required to have had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine (with the second date not less than two weeks ago), or provide proof of a Lateral Flow Test, carried out within 48 hours of the fixture kicking off. This will be checked upon entry. Lateral Flow Tests can be obtained free of charge here.

Fans must also wear a face covering/mask in all indoor areas of the stadium, including the concourses, except when they are eating or drinking. Face coverings/masks are not required when seated or walking outside the stadium.   

Published 14th December 2021