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Council Ruling Forces Worcester City To Reduce Capacity

WORCESTER CITY’S hopes of packing out St George’s Lane for their final game at the ground have been dashed by Worcestershire County Council’s Safety Advisory Group.

The Blue Square Bet North club will end an 108-year stay at the Lane following their game with Chester FC on April 27 as the stadium is being demolished to make way for housing.

City had hoped to fill the ground to its 4,523 capacity and have already sold 2,000 tickets for the fixture.

However, an evaluation by the Council’s Safety Advisory Group has ruled that figure must be reduced by 500 due to a lack of crash barriers, which were removed in 2009, on one of the terraces.

Commenting on the ruling, City vice-chairman Colin Layland told Worcester News: “It’s happened and we have got to stick to the rules. We have got to be health and safety conscious.

“Would we have got that extra 500 in because we haven’t sold all the tickets anyway?”

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