Club Statement | 21/12/21
Cardiff City Football Club acknowledges the instruction from the Welsh Government for sporting events in Wales to be played behind closed doors for a limited period of time in an effort to curb the spread of the Omicron variant.
Following the postponement of our Boxing Day fixture with Coventry City on Monday, this is set to most immediately impact our FA Cup third round tie with Preston North End on January 9th.
Further information will be issued to supporters in due course.
The EFL has issued the following statement in respect of the developments: "The EFL notes the disappointing news that fans of Welsh clubs competing in the EFL will be unable to watch their team play live at home over the festive period, but we appreciate there are many factors influencing each administration's decision.
"Looking forward, the League will continue to work with our broadcast partners and other relevant stakeholders throughout this difficult period as we consider how we can appropriately support our Welsh Clubs and their supporters so they can watch their team while matches are played behind closed doors.
"In addition, we will engage with the authorities in Wales to determine what type and or level of financial support they can provide our Clubs in Wales whilst they are unable to welcome supporters through the turnstiles."