Today, with 24 hours to go before the deadline for Sunderland Season Card holders to register their bubble with the club, fan groups are calling on everyone to do their bit to make sure nobody misses out when crowds are allowed back - hopefully in October.
The Branch Liaison Council (BLC) and the Red & White Army are urging supporters to make sure that the whole fanbase knows that individuals and groups of up to six “bubbled” friends and family have until 4pm on Friday 28th August to go to SAFC.com and let the club know that they want to come back to the ground.
The club have produced an information page with all the details and frequently asked questions (FAQs).
The BLC has also been working with the Social Inclusion & Dyslexia (SID) Project, Foundation of Light and the club to offer support to people who might not have the equipment, skills or confidence to register themselves, including by making a video that will help you and your friends and family to go through the process smoothly.
Do you know a @SunderlandAFC Season card holder who may not be on social media or the Internet ? Check in on them and see if they’ve registered in a bubble either on own or Max 6. @tomsafc @RedAndWhite2017 @GordonIanArmst1 #fanssupportingfans pic.twitter.com/vLNwH7zMoD— SafcBlc (@BlcSafc) August 27, 2020
Should you require further assistance completing the online form, please contact the BLC and for more information about helping other people to use the internet yourself, check out the guides provided by Digital Unite.
The data collected through the registration process will be vital for the club and the authorities to determine a final capacity for the Stadium of Light, map out the seating arrangements and plan how supporters will get to and from the ground whilst maintaining social distancing and minimising the risk of transmission of Covid-19.
The club have also produced a video outlining how to network your friends and family on their ticketing system.