Dons could allow 7,000 fans into their game against Ipswich next month

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The club are aiming to bring back fans for the first game in October

Season ticket holders are unlikely to be in their seats straight away, but MK Dons believe they will be hosting up to 7,000 fans into Stadium MK for their home game against Ipswich next month.

Executive Director Andrew Cullen says plans are on course for a return on October 3 where season ticket holders at least will be allowed back to watch their first game at Stadium MK since March 7.

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It is unlikely that fans will be sitting in their allocated season ticket seats for the time being, with social distancing rules in place, though family bubbles will be allowed to sit together, according to Mr Cullen.

"As things stand, October 1 is when the government said crowds can come back," he said. "We've done a lot of work and we think we can get around 7,000 into the stadium socially distanced, sitting in their bubbles.

"The good news for us is that we should be able to accommodate every season ticket holder. It may not be your normal seat, and that's one of the difficulties we have to face.

"We've been working with a group of supporters, and we've got some positive feedback and good suggestions we might look at. Communication will be critical so everyone knows what is expected of them. These are all things designed to make football safe.

"Touch wood, there will be nothing in the way between now and October 3 when we can bring fans back in."

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