Suspension of matches – impact on clubs

Football Stadium Print publication


As you will have seen, the Premier League and English Football League have today made the decision to suspend matches until at least 3 April 2020 to help delay the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Walker Morris Sports Team act for half of all Premier League and English Football League Clubs, and as a result we have already spoken to a number of football clubs about the actions they needed to take to prepare for this announcement. We have produced an at-a-glance summary of the key areas of your business which are likely to be affected. These include:

  • Ticket Terms and Conditions
  • Kit Supply
  • Commercial/Partnership Agreements
  • Retail
  • Pre-season tour
  • Venue Hire Agreements
  • Employment/Casual Workers’ Contracts
  • Other match-related agreements

For more detailed advice on the agreements you have in place (including, where relevant, the impact of force majeure provisions in those agreements) and to share our unparalleled experience in the market please contact Christian Slinger from the Walker Morris Sports Team