Sunderland have reportedly extended season ticket renewal dates but remain silent over refunds for the 2019/20 season, which has drawn an interesting response from many fans of the North East club.
It has been two months since the EFL season was suspended and it seems as if a decision may be made soon over the conclusion of the 2019/20 campaign.
The government revealed earlier this week that professional sport could return behind closed doors from the start of June and the EFL has held crunch talks over the last few days.
The government’s update indicates that should the 2019/20 campaign be completed on the pitch, fans are very unlikely to be able to attend any of the games.
Despite that reveal, Sunderland are yet to provide an update on season ticket refunds for fans, though renewal dates have been pushed back once again.
#SAFC have extended season card renewal dates again.
They are now:
-Early-bird pricing: Thursday 4 June
-Direct debit deadline: Thursday 11 June
-First direct debit payment: Wednesday 1 July
Update on 2019/20 cards when fate of season is better known.
— Phil Smith (@Phil__Smith) May 13, 2020
According to Phil Smith from the Sunderland Echo, the club is waiting until they know more about the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
They may find that out soon as The Athletic has reported that the EFL is set to bring an early end to the League One and League Two seasons this week.
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The latest update on season tickets does not appear to have reassured fans, with many taking to Twitter to voice their thoughts.
Read their reaction here:
Surely the club should give either a refund on current cards or a rebate on renewal for the games lost. But I bet they offer a club shop voucher instead.
— keith coundon (@Keiith_C_1971) May 13, 2020
Can I purchase a season card with the clubs own money or no? 🤷♂️
— :NeverBornAgain (@johnnyjenko) May 13, 2020
Next season isn’t going to happen! Not for fans attending games! #donaldout
— Richard (@richsouth72) May 13, 2020
Don’t do it 🤡
— Keith Blanchard (@grumpyblanch) May 13, 2020
Shouldn’t we all be getting a refund first for the last 3 games before we start forking out for new season cards?
— Mark mcloughlin. (@Markmcl59158361) May 13, 2020
Surely it’s not worth setting renewal dates until we’ve found out what will happen with next season first? https://t.co/AxCH3QdETc
— Michael Bowers (@MichaelBowers15) May 13, 2020
We won’t even be in the SOL start of next season, in fact we should be getting refunds for this season and Blackpool away
— Mackem (@MarkaMackem) May 13, 2020
Can I write off what I owe in direct debits? Seems to be all the rage these days… https://t.co/WhVeOzfiQY
— davidboyle1985 (@davidboyle1985) May 13, 2020