League 2 Clubs Vote To End SeasonPeter Houghton
While the Premier League tries to find a formula for preserving their finances by restarting their fixtures sometime in June, League 2 owners yesterday decided unanimously to bring the curtain down on their season with immediate effect.
Coronavirus has had a devastating effect on League 2 clubs who are mainly dependent upon gate receipts as opposed to lucrative television deals. It is estimated that to bring League 2 to a natural conclusion by playing out the matches without spectators might cost each club close to £2million, a level of finance they, generally, do not have at their fingertips.
They do, however, intend to hold the promotional play-offs although relegation to the National League is in doubt. It is intended to reveal more about how the final league positions will be worked out and who will be Champions, Runners-up and play-off contenders.
Port Vale chair Carol Shanahan told the BBC she “came away shaking” after voting to end the League Two season despite the club being one point outside the play-offs. She went on to say it was the hardest decision she has ever had to make.
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