Clarity on 2019-2020 (season)cards soon
On Tuesday evening the cabinet announced that the ban on major events in the Netherlands would be extended until 1 September. No professional football will be played in the intervening period, even behind closed doors. As a consequence, the KNVB’s Professional Football Supervisory Board has announced that it intends not to continue playing the 2019-2020 competition. Feyenoord regrets this decision but understands it was unavoidable in the interest of the health of the nation.
Clarity will be given in the short term on the position of season card holders and supporters who have bought tickets for one or more cancelled matches in the 2019-2020 season.
The decision to extend the ban on major events is not an unexpected one. The scenario has been widely discussed by Feyenoord and Eredivisie and colleague clubs. A further meeting is scheduled between the KNVB, the Eredivisie, the First Division and the clubs on Friday to discuss the consequences.
Going forward, the clubs will endeavour to reach agreement in various areas. Not least among them is the need for a uniform approach to compensating all fans of the 18 Eredivisie clubs due to the cancellation of matches.
Feyenoord therefore expects to be able to make an announcement in May to season card holders, those who have bought tickets for the home matches against Ajax, VVV-Venlo, FC Groningen and Vitesse, and fans who have bought tickets for the away matches against AZ and Sparta Rotterdam.