Race Night Experience to Return to Near Normal

17/07/21

Poole Speedway are looking forward to an unrestricted crowd for their third home meeting of the season on Wednesday night but promoter Dan Ford admits that "not all facilities will be available", although that is not entirely due to the effects of the pandemic.

"Whist we will be able to accept cash payment at the turnstile and allow our patrons to take up their vantage positions of choice, we do have to inform fans that the Champs Bar will be closed following extensive flood damage sustained on last week. 
"Sadly, it looks as though that might remain the case for up to six weeks" admitted Ford who has experienced a baptism of fire since taking a firm hold of the reins on a day-to-day basis. 

"On the plus side however, besides not having a pernicious restriction on crowd numbers  we are also able to open the bar and snack-bar in the west Grandstand (the glass one). We will also have the facility of the Burger bar on bends 1&2 available again as well as the pavilion on the far edge of turns three and four. Likewise, we are delighted to be able to re-open our track shop for the purchase of our latest range of merchandise.  And to compensate for the loss of access to the Champs Bar we will be providing some temporary portable toilet facilities.

"Whilst we acknowledge that face coverings are not a mandatory condition of entry, we would like to take something of a cautious approach, in the consideration of comfort and confidence for all supporters, and therefore respectfully advise everyone to wear a face mask whilst moving around the stadium, and when in the trackshop, toilets or catering facilites. We encourage everyone to observe good hygiene practices and we will continue to provide hand sanitising stations throughout the stadium. 

"Sadly, we will not be opening the pits for access by the general public at this point in time, as a precaution to the riders, but this is an aspect that we are continuing to monitor and hopefully will be able to allow fans the experience of visiting the pits before and after meetings in the next few weeks. 

"We will return to our gate opening time of 6.30pm and hopefully will be able to welcome back our supporters in large numbers as we look to progress in the Knockout Cup and would just remind everyone attending that the future of the club is relying on everyone to remain sensible and work with us as the country progresses on its path out of the pandemic."

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