Bristol City make statement after Preston North End match postponed

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Fans will be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend Bristol City’s rearranged match

Bristol City say they will reimburse supporters who are unable to attend the rearranged date for their match with Preston North End.

The Robins’ match with the Lilywhites is off after the English Football League made the decision to postpone all matches as a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II’s passing.

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Matches across England football’s top five professional tiers and the non-league have been cancelled, whilst next weekend’s matches could also be postponed.

Next week’s midweek fixtures including City’s midweek trip to Norwich City isn’t expected to be affected with matches set to recommence.

It has left fans out of pocket with travel and accommodations arrangements made before travelling to the match. Called off just over 24 hours before most matches were due to take place, fans will be exploring the possibilities of getting their expenses reimbursed.

Preston’s trip to Bristol would have been a 384-mile-round trip and now that fixture risks being rescheduled for a midweek date because of the already packed schedule to accomodate the winter World Cup.

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Following the postponement, City have confirmed all tickets purchased for the match scheduled at Ashton Gate for Saturday, September 10 will be valid when the fixture is rearranged for.

A statement released by City read: “All match tickets for the Preston North End game will remain valid for the new date while refunds will be available to match ticket purchasers who cannot make the re-arranged match once the new date is confirmed.

Club CEO Richard Gould added: “We continue to send our thoughts and condolences to The Royal Family at the loss of Her Majesty.

“We recognise that supporters of both teams were looking forward to the game and thank them for their patience. We will advise supporters of any rescheduling as soon as possible.”

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