Luton Town are to ignore a league ruling and allow their season ticket holders free entry for their clash with York City on Tuesday evening.
|“York City Football Club did not make any representations to the Football Conference Board on how the replayed game should be conducted, but sought clarification of the rules that apply in such circumstances” – YCFC|
The initial fixture on 18th December had to be abandoned after just under an hour due to heavy snow at Kenilworth Road.
And the Hatters have since stated they will uphold their commitment to charging ticket holders half-price and season ticket holders nothing for the rescheduled game.
The Conference has also ruled that gate receipts should be divided equally between the two clubs to help cover York’s travel arrangements for the game.
“Luton Town made an offer to York City to cover all travelling expenses, thus ensuring that York City were not financially disadvantaged,” read a Luton statement. “This offer was rejected by York City.”
Meanwhile, the Minstermen replied by commenting: “York City Football Club did not make any representations to the Football Conference Board on how the replayed game should be conducted, but sought clarification of the rules that apply in such circumstances.
“The Football Conference Board ruled the rescheduled game should be treated like a cup tie and the gate receipts should be split between the two clubs.
“In accordance with the rules and following the guidance of the Football Conference Board, we believe sharing the gate receipts is a fair and reasonable approach to the match, as Luton Town generated all the income from the original abandoned game.”