Wimbledon supporters will be able to watch our new-look squad start the season by tuning into iFollow.
Sky Sports and the EFL will ensure that supporters don’t miss any of the EFL action when the season returns next month after agreeing a new flexible framework for streaming matches. This will mean that league matches are either available for broadcast or streaming, whilst access to matches is restricted.
Though the doors remain shut to fans, or with limited spectators allowed through the turnstiles, an arrangement exists whereby all matches that are NOT LIVE on Sky Sports will be available to stream by Clubs on iFollow (or Club equivalent service), for a match pass price of £10.
In addition, Season Ticket holders will, under the newly agreed framework, be provided access to all HOME GAMES, subject to the agreement of the Club where the supporter holds a season ticket. In the Championship, access to AWAY MIDWEEK matches will also be available as part of the season ticket package if Clubs choose to offer it.
The match by match streaming and season ticket offer is a TEMPORARY measure that has only been put in place whilst Clubs operate at a zero or reduced capacity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be subject to regular review with the first set for early October.
For Wimbledon supporters, anyone who purchases a non-refundable season ticket before 10 September will receive free access to home league matches via iFollow, starting with our first home match on the 19 September. We will be able to add anyone who purchases a non refundable season ticket after the cut-off date, up until 4th October. Those supporters that have a debenture and a non-refundable season ticket combined will also have access to iFollow. Should we be able to allow limited capacity crowds in for home games, the priority will be debenture and non-refundable season ticket holders combined, followed by non-refundable ST holders. Our first match of the season - away at Oxford United in the Carabao Cup on 5 September - will be available on iFollow for £10.
EFL Chief Executive David Baldwin said: “There is no argument that attending live matches is what the League, its Clubs and fans want to see and, clearly, the overriding objective is to get supporters back into stadiums as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, this framework allows our Clubs, if they so wish, to reward their most loyal supporters by providing what we hope is only short-term access to watch their matches.
“It’s important that whilst the doors remain fully, or partly shut, we ensure there is the ability for fans of all EFL Clubs to be able to gain access and watch their team and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sky Sports for their support in this matter. Collectively, it’s not our preferred situation but given the circumstances COVID has presented us it gives us a temporary option whilst we finalise our plans for fans returning.”