Cork City FC wish to confirm that the club’s sanction of a closure of 3 sections of Turner’s Cross Stadium will be enforced at Friday’s game against Derry City, due to the rescheduling of the game against Shamrock Rovers.
As a result of 3 bottles (missiles) being thrown at St. Patrick’s Athletic players, the club was sanctioned with a significant fine, along with the closure of sections R, S and T for Friday’s game. Section R is located in the Derrynane Road Stand, while Sections S and T are the first two sections of the Curragh Road (Shed) Stand.
As previously advised, the club has reviewed CCTV footage and has identified those who are responsible. These individuals will be dealt with severely under the club’s banning procedures.
We would like to remind supporters that, based on FAI regulations, it is likely that a repeat of such behaviour will result in a full stand being closed and, potentially, the club being forced to play a game behind closed doors. At such a crucial time of the season, any such sanction could have a significant negative impact on our supporters, our team and our club.
The club greatly appreciates the support of the vast majority of our supporters, who have condemned the behaviour of the handful of individuals whose behaviour has resulted in this sanction.
Ahead of our final two home games of the season this weekend, we look forward to seeing our wonderful supporters turning out in their numbers at Turner’s Cross, as you have done all season. Your support is greatly appreciated by all at the club.