Everton Football Club can confirm the ballot registration period for the upcoming Premier League home fixture against West Ham United will open from 9am (GMT) on Monday 21 December.
The ballot for the West Ham United game, which is scheduled for Friday 1 January 2021 (5.30pm (GMT) kick-off), will be open only to Season Ticket Members and Seasonal Hospitality Members who live within the Liverpool City Region. This is to comply with Public Health guidance.
The ballot process for this fixture will follow the same format used when allocating seats for the Carabao Cup quarter-final tie against Manchester United. However, as this fixture is a Premier League fixture, there will be no cost for the supporters who are successful in the ballot. The registration period for eligible fans to enter the ballot will run from 9am (GMT) on Monday 21 December to midnight on Tuesday 22 December.
The ballot will take previous Premier League, and domestic cup ballot results into consideration when allocating tickets for this fixture, with the priority going to those who have attended the fewest number of games, to ensure a fair spread of tickets among supporters.
Once the registration period has closed, fans will receive an email confirming the outcome of their ballot entry on the morning of Wednesday 23 December. This email will include a link to select their chosen match ticket/s for this fixture within a two-day window, closing at midnight on Thursday 24 December. Once selected and confirmed, supporters will be able to go into their ticketing account to download the tickets to a mobile device.
If, after the two-day selection window, there are any remaining seats, these will be opened up to the next set of supporters selected from the initial ballot. This will happen in stages until all seats have been allocated.
This method of ticket allocation as part of the ballot process allows greater flexibility for supporters, providing the option for supporters to select their own seat/s. This method will be implemented for all fixtures that require ticket allocation, due to reduced capacity crowds, going forward.
Those supporters who are selected in the ballot but do not choose to select a seat(s) within the specified selection window will not be counted as attending, ensuring their chances of being drawn for future ballots is unaffected.
In support of the Liverpool City Region mass-testing programme, all fans who select tickets for this game will need to provide confirmation of having received a negative COVID-19 test result on the day of the game - or the day prior - to gain entry to the stadium.
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