Gloucester City co-chairman Alex Petheram has spoken out about the National League’s decision to start the 2020/21 season next weekend, despite the number of clubs in the National League North against the restart.
The decision was confirmed on Thursday that the National League would be starting their season on Saturday 3rd October, with City due to play Christchurch in the FA Cup, despite a joint statement being published on behalf of all but one of the sides in the North saying they didn’t want to start without fans.
Petheram revealed that the loss of income so far this season means that the club are potentially looking at a season running at a loss, citing the fact that Saturday’s game being behind closed doors, meaning no bar or burger bar facilities being open, had cost £1000 – with no income to balance that out.
The City chairman spoke to Ryan Butler about the reduced attendance City could have at Meadow Park and just how important the small income of funds from supporters and partners have been to the club.
Listen to the interview in full below: