Swindon Town can today announce that our friendly with Birmingham City has been moved behind closed doors.
Richie Wellens’ side will now face the Blues at their Redhill Training Ground as they continue their preparation for the coming League Two campaign.
After complications with the irrigation system at the County Ground, the decision was made to give the pitch at the County Ground extra time to prepare for the coming season.
Marcus Cassidy, groundsman for over 18 years, won Grounds Team of the Year in League Two for the pristine standard of the pitch throughout the 2018/19 campaign and this course of action was taken to ensure no detriment to the pitch later on in the season.
Tickets were not put on sale to home fans for this fixture before a conclusion was reached to limit inconvenience to supporters. We hope that supporters will understand that this decision was not taken lightly and was made with the longer-term vision of this season in mind.