POLICE are refusing to confirm if Chester FC’s derby at Wrexham on Saturday, August 31 will be a ‘bubble match’.
Bubble matches are games where all away fans must travel on designated transport – usually club coaches – from specific pick-up points.
A tweet from the account of North Wales Police inspector Mark Williams – @NWPWrexhamTown – at 12.21pm yesterday said: “@NWPWrexhamTown it will be a bubble game so official transport only I’m afraid. Wrexham Fans can park at the Uni or town centre car parks.”
The tweet was later deleted.
When The Chronicle contacted North Wales Police later in the afternoon, chief inspector Dave Owens said: “North Wales Police are in dialogue with Wrexham Football Club ahead of the forthcoming game with Chester.
“Ticketing arrangements are a matter for the club and as yet details have to be finalised.”
The all-ticket clash at Wrexham has been given a 1pm kick-off.
Chester have been advised they will receive 1,200 tickets.
A Blues spokesperson said: “Further details of ticket sale and travel details will be released in due course as these are still being finalised by both clubs at present.”
Both clubs are to meet police representatives to discuss the issue today (Thursday).