Barry Town United have confirmed that their preliminary round game in the Europa League next month will be played at Cardiff City Stadium, if the club are drawn as the home side.
The side confirmed the news in a post on social media, which said,
“This is the nearest ground that fully complies with Covid-19 game safety regulations, and has hosted five EFL Championship games in the last five weeks.”
Gavin Chesterfield’s side will find out their opponents for the European clash on the 9th of August, with the the new one-legged round being played on the 20th of August.
In line with the current Coronavirus restrictions, all of the preliminary round games will be played behind closed doors, meaning no fans of either team can travel to watch the game live.
The Vale side’s statement says, “This is disappointing for everyone at the club, however we are sure the UEFA decision was made in the interests of both safety and to ensure no unfair advantage to any team given the new one legged format.
“Nonetheless, we are keen to still make the game an experience to be enjoyed by our supporters, who were fantastic in both Europa League games last summer, and the match will be broadcast live either on television or an internet stream. We are nothing without your incredible support, and you will have a huge role to play come August 20th.”