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How to watch Posh matches from home while stadiums are closed

Peterborough United's League One matches will be available to watch from home while access to matches is restricted.
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While matches are played behind closed doors, fans can still see all of the action with the new Sky Sports/EFL deal (Photo: John Baker)

Sky Sports and the English Football League (EFL) have agreed a new flexible framework that will ensure that league matches are available for broadcast or streaming whilst government restrictions are in place.

Throughout the season, 130 live EFL matches will be shown on Sky Sports, with the matches that are not live available for clubs to stream on iFollow for a match pass price of £10. This arrangement will continue while matches are played behind closed doors, or with limited spectators allowed.

In addition, Posh season ticket holders will be provided access to all home games, subject to the agreement of the club where the supporter holds a season ticket purchased by October 4.

This offer is a temporary measure that will be under regular review, beginning in early October when the government is expected to share plans for getting fans back into football grounds.

EFL Chief Executive David Baldwin said: "There is no argument that attending live matches is what the League, its clubs and fans want to see and, clearly, the overriding objective is to get supporters back into stadiums as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, this framework allows our clubs, if they so wish, to reward their most loyal supporters by providing what we hope is only short-term access to watch their matches.

"It's important that whilst the doors remain fully, or part shut, we ensure there is the ability for fans of all EFL Clubs to be able to gain access and watch their team and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sky Sports for their support in this matter. Collectively, it's not our preferred situation but given the circumstances COVID has presented us it gives us a temporary option whilst we finalise our plans for fans returning."

Posh fans will be able to stream any match not shown live on Sky Sports by purchasing an individual match pass for £10.

Season ticket holders will have the option to also stream all home matches, including those shown live on Sky. Clubs cannot provide access to any away match, live on Sky or not, within a season ticket package.

Round One Carabao Cup matches that are not selected for live broadcast by Sky Sports will also be eligible for clubs to stream. These will only be available on a match pass basis at £10.

Posh fans will be able to see their team take on Coventry City on Saturday in two friendlies at the Weston Homes stadium, with the first starting at 1pm.

 





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