Edinburgh City FC Statement on Coronavirus
The Club, like many others throughout the country has found itself in a very difficult position as a result of the shutdown imposed by the Coronavirus outbreak. For the foreseeable future there will be no matches, with training also highly unlikely. At this time, while the club does not have the significant overheads associated with owning its own stadium, there are a large number of costs still to be borne, most notably player and staff wages. For more detail on the challenges faced, you can read Chairman Jim Brown’s interview with the Edinburgh Evening News here.
To that end, we have been massively encouraged by the messages of support we have received from the football community and in particular we would like to thank our fans who have offered to make advance purchases of season tickets for next season, whenever that may be.
In the meantime and having taken guidance on the matter, the Club is continuing with its fundraising Brunch scheduled for this Sunday, 22 March at the Bainfield Bowling Club in Edinburgh. The event is hosted by Tam Cowan and features John Gahagan and Garry Marshall and now forms a crucial part of the Club’s contingency budget at this time. Tickets are still available via our online ticket office. Beyond that, the Club’s weekly Lotto will remain active, with the prize pot now sitting at £1450, we would encourage all family and friends of the club to buy their tickets now, with entry from only £1 per week. To enter click here.
Every penny raised at the moment is critical to the Club and we will be and posting more updates over the coming days. In the meantime we hope everyone across the football and wider community stays safe and healthy.