Vale apologise and alter turnstile access

Vale apologise and alter turnstile access

Port Vale have issued a club statement in which they apologise for turnstile problems during the Coventry City game and announce designated turnstiles for season ticket holders.

There were queues outside turnstiles during the Coventry game due to problems with the electronic system used and the delays left many fans disgrunted. But the club have reacted quickly to resolve the problem.

A club statement says:

Port Vale can confirm a change to the operation of the match day turnstiles at Vale Park that will be introduced at the Boxing Day fixture against Sheffield United.

The club has decided that, going forward, season ticket card holders will be able to gain access to the ground through designated turnstiles, different to those used by match ticket holders.

We hope this will reduce queues in the lead-up to games, allowing fans to enter the stadium in a safe manner and with as little disruption as possible.

Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite said: “First of all I would like to apologise to any fans who were affected by the entry issues we had prior to the Coventry City fixture.

“Having reviewed this, we have decided that, until further notice, we will operate separate turnstiles for season ticket card holders.

“These will be clearly signposted around the stadium to allow fans to locate these designated turnstiles as easily as possible.”