Due to the COVID-19 restrictions placed on the club, the capacity at the Pan for the start of the 2020/21 season will be severely reduced to ensure that we comply with social distancing regulations. A huge amount of work has been carried out at The Pan in the last few months to ensure we can safely host games and we have tested our procedures at a small number of games with limited attendees.
Whilst we expect the limit on our capacity to increase during the season as some regulations being relaxed by the authorities, initially we will only be selling a limited number of number of season tickets for our Men’s and Women’s First Team league matches.
Once again, we will be offering an option to pay for season tickets over a four month period.
Season Tickets are now on sale now as follows:
Super season adult season ticket – £230 (x31 home league matches)
Super season concession ticket – £155
Men’s adult season ticket – £180 (x21 home league matches)
Men’s concession season ticket – £120
Women’s adult season ticket – £90 (x10 home league matches)
Women’s concession ticket – £60
NB: Concessions are defined as being over the age of 65, in full-time education or between the age of 16 and 18. Proof of eligibility of concession may be requested.
We will also have one beach hut available to use for every first team match at the Pan for four people. If you are interested in this please contact Stuart@lewesfc.com for more details.
If you’d like to spread the cost of your season tickets across a x4 month period, you can do so via these links:
Super season adult season ticket
Super season concession ticket
Men’s adult season ticket
Men’s concession season ticket
Women’s adult season ticket
Women’s concession ticket
Admission to the Pan this season for all first team league men and women’s games will be:
Adults – £12
Concessions – £8
Under16s – Free although it is likely they will need to have a ticket to enter (which can be booked online, in advance).
Further Information About Social Distancing at The Dripping Pan:
Please note: for so long as we are practising social distancing, the ground is divided into three sections, two of which are for spectators. And for our initial games, fans won’t be able to move from section to section – although we will be working to remove this restriction ASAP.
Of course, should social distancing measures be removed, then the Dripping Pan will return to its normal environment!
Explanatory notes for social distancing:
i. The Red Zone for players and officials and staff members only who are adhering to strict COVID protocols.
ii. The Amber Zone “Fries Side” which includes the Mountfield Road bank and the Philcox Stand – and importantly, the loaded fries hut.
iii. The Amber Zone “Pies Side” – which includes the seated stand and the Ham Lane stand – and importantly, access to the pies via the Hatch.
iv. Seating in the main stand will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis – there is no seating advance allocation.
v. Seating will incorporate social distancing – fans who wish to sit in family/friend ‘bubbles’ may do so; ‘bubbles’ must maintain distancing, as marked on seats; fans are asked to use gangways responsibly to maintain social distancing.
vi. Matchday stewards and volunteers will be on hand for seating arrangement advice – fans are kindly asked to follow their guidance
viii. The Rook Inn will be divided into two sections – accommodating Pies and Fries sides of the ground, with no access between the two areas.
Season tickets may be used for seated or standing – as follows:
i. Seating (under cover) is only available in the “Pies side” of the ground.
ii. Standing is available in either the “Pies Side” (not covered), or the “Fries Side” (some covered).
Please bring an umbrella or a rain jacket in case of bad weather if you are in a standing area – we cannot guarantee sufficient covered space and stewards will be enforcing social distancing (2m) measures.
Lots of things will be different for a while under COVID-19 protocols, as mandated by the Government and the FA. These include
- Bring a face mask, as you may be requested or choose to wear one if seated in main stand or using the Rook Inn bar
- By attending you are confirming that you do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and that you have not been in contact with somebody who has tested positive or has symptoms within the previous 7 days.
- On entry, stewards will direct you to your standing/seating area
- Please maintain social distancing with everyone outside of any group that you may be attending with, and ensure that when standing you remain socially distanced from anyone not in your bubble.
Other elements will be the same…
- Delicious hot food for the whole family inc vegan options
- Rook Inn bar inc soft drinks, ales and a selection of fine crisps and nuts
- (We also have additional toilets at the ground to cater for the new zones and layouts)
During the COVID-19 period, children under the age of 16 can still go free, but they must have valid tickets – which can be booked online, in advance (see our social media for links to ticketing, match-to-match) – and they MUST ALWAYS BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
Doors will generally open one hour before kick off.
Please bear in mind that it may take longer than usual to gain entry, so avoid coming at the last minute.
We’re right next to Lewes train station but there is either (limited) parking outside the ground or £2 parking just a couple of minutes’ walk away.
At 30 minutes after kick-off, the gates will be shut and no further entry permitted.
FILMING: Please note that you may be filmed or photographed and pictures of you may be transmitted on television, online platforms and as mobile content at any time in the future. By entering the venue, you hereby consent to all such filming and to unrestricted transmissions of any resulting programme. If you do not wish to be filmed, please make it known to the crew.