Eastbourne Borough CEO John Bonar says the club cannot survive with no income from matchday crowds forthcoming.
The National League South club are one of so many clubs currently battling just to stay alive, and Bonar has been speaking to the club’s website, explaining:
“We have bills to pay, and from this week, players to pay. We have running costs for the stadium, the grounds, the clubhouse.
“Our two major sources of income are the bar takings – drastically down – and our gate receipts – nil. It’s stark and simple: without paying spectators, we cannot survive.
“We would be faced with resigning from National South – and taking the large fine – and disbanding the first team. Then for season 2021-22, we would re-apply to join another suitable league, possibly the Isthmian League.”