We are pleased to inform our supporters that we have been partly successful in challenging the IFA Disciplinary Committee’s sanction of banning all home supporters for our next two league fixtures.

After a lengthy challenge hearing, during which the Club put forward a detailed and robust defence that the suggested sanction was unduly harsh, the punishment has now been reduced and our Members and Season Ticket holders will be able to attend the games in question. The Kop Stand will be closed for both matches.

We will provide separate advice in due course concerning ticketing arrangements for those fixtures and the other remaining games as we approach the end of what will hopefully be another successful season for the Club. Members and Season Ticket holders are reminded that their tickets are non-transferrable and that anyone found to have passed on their ticket to another individual will face significant consequences.

Despite the partial success of this Disciplinary Challenge, our supporters should be left in no doubt that any further crowd misbehaviour, at home or away games, will lead to significant disciplinary consequences being imposed on the Club. In particular, we have a suspended punishment of potentially having to play a home game behind closed doors if any further spectator disturbances occur before 31st December 2024.

Our Members, loyal supporters and wider Linfield family will now appreciate that the Board of Directors will have to take significant and unprecedented steps concerning match ticketing to protect the Club’s position going forward.

The Board of Directors, our manager, captain, and all of our teams would also encourage you all to STAY BLUE OR STAY AWAY