Lincoln City could play in front of fans as soon as October 10, according to chief executive Liam Scully.
In an interview with BBC Radio Lincolnshire, Lincoln City CEO Liam Scully said that he expected fans to be allowed in the stadium for the League One game against Bristol Rovers on October 10.
This would either be in the pilot model, which will trial with around 300-500 fans, or with a reduced capacity of around 25% at the LNER stadium.
Capacity will depend on social bubbles, with spaces needed to be left in the stands for those who aren’t from the same bubble.
The first batch of home games will be exclusive to season ticket holders, with regular fans being asked to buy an iFollow match pass for £10 per game.
Any season ticket holder who applies for a place at the match will be put in a ballot to win tickets.
Unsuccessful ballot entrants will be given a free iFollow pass for the game.
This model will be under “constant review” as the season progresses, with the view to allow more fans into the stadium and make more season tickets available should restrictions be lifted.
Scully said that there are no plans to implement an allocated time entrance and exit from the ground, and the club will instead rely on fans complying with COVID-19 regulations.
“We trust fans to be sensible and to sympathise with the flow of matchdays.”