CAPACITY at Mansfield Town’s One Call Stadium has now increased to 7,888, the club announced today.
The decision was reached by council safety officials following a meeting this morning.
The announcement comes in advance of one of the biggest games in the club’s history as the Stags play host to Liverpool in the FA Cup third round on Sunday, 6th January (4pm). The match is an all-ticket affair with allocated seating.
A club spokesman said: “Despite not being granted full capacity, the club has had to implement certain measures as a consequence of the pitch invasion following the team’s win against Lincoln City in the last round.
“Whilst we understand that our supporters want to celebrate success, encroaching onto the playing area is a criminal offence.
“We strongly urge our fans to stay off the pitch at all times, as this will ensure that all supporters can enjoy the match in safety and prevent the club from facing possible disciplinary action.”
Stags are expecting a rush from supporters wishing to purchase the remaining Liverpool tickets when they go on general sale at 10am on Thursday.