The EFL is set to take centre stage domestically as Leagues One and Two play on throughout the duration of the World Cup, with ALL games available to watch via streaming or on TV, if fans cannot get to the game.
With action in the top two tiers paused, full League One and Two programmes will take place on the 18-19 November and 2-4 December, with fans able to watch Saturday 3pm kick-offs via Club streaming platforms over the World Cup period.
The increased availability comes due to the Saturday afternoon closed window (Article 48) not applying during the tournament, meaning that where fans cannot get to a match, then there is still an opportunity to watch EFL teams in action.
EFL Chief Executive Trevor Birch said: “With EFL fixtures continuing throughout the World Cup, we have a fantastic opportunity to showcase our competition, with supporters able to enjoy more access to watch their Club play, whether at the ground, in the pub or at home.
“While the winter World Cup has brought challenges for domestic leagues, for the EFL it also brings this opportunity to test how the streaming of live matches during traditionally blocked hours is received by fans that wish to watch their team, wherever they may be.”
The following Grimsby Town fixtures are eligible to be live streamed during the World Cup:
Saturday 19th November – Stevenage (H)
Tuesday 22nd November – Accrington Stanley (H) (Papa Johns Trophy)
Saturday 3rd December – AFC Wimbledon (A)
Saturday 10th December – Tranmere Rovers (H)
Saturday 17th December – Mansfield Town (A)
Supporters can purchase match passes for each of these fixtures for £10 at Mariners TV by clicking here.
Not watched a game on Mariners TV before? Follow these simple steps to purchase a pass and watch the game from the comfort of your own home:
1 – Visit Mariners TV
2 – Click ‘Passes’ and then ‘Buy Now’ under the fixture you want to watch
3 – Create your account or log in if used previously
4 – Make your payment
5 – Success! Approximately an hour before kick off, your stream will go live
Once your pass has been purchased, you can access the live stream from the Mariners TV home page by clicking the ‘Watch Live Stream’ button at the top of the homepage, or the ‘Live’ menu option in the header of our site.