The 2020 FA Vase final between Consett AFC and Hebburn Town has been postponed until further notice, The FA announced today.
Both clubs made representations to The FA this week after it was announced that the capacity for the game has been reduced from 10,000 to 1,000.
It was originally due to be one of the government’s pilot events for the return of spectators to live sport, but the rising incidence of coronavirus prompted the cut in capacity, and today The FA decided to postpone the game until more fans can attend.
Consett Chairman Frank Bell said: “The club has worked really hard behind the scenes with The FA so they can appreciate how important an event this is in the club’s history and what it means to the fans.
“As such, we lobbied The FA to have the Vase final postponed until such a time that would allow fans to attend in volume.
“I would like to personally thank Hebburn Town FC for working closely with us in our efforts to get this changed for the benefit of all our fans. We would also like to thank The FA for listening to our representations
“Once we are aware of any new date we will advise supporters via our website and social media outlets.
“In the interim I would like to thank everybody for their patience and ongoing support in these challenging times.”