Mansfield is in League Two, the English fourth division. On October 15, they host Walsall in a match that would actually have been played at 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon.
But instead, kick-off will be two hours earlier to test whether energy costs can be brought down.
“The club aims to mitigate the upcoming, significant increase in energy costs,” the club said in a statement.
“As part of that, an earlier kick-off time will allow the club to see if significant savings can be made on energy costs from floodlights and other things.”
The club will also analyze whether the early kick-off time has an impact on the number of spectators.
The clocks are put back one hour in the UK on 30 October and the use of floodlights is becoming more common for clubs during the winter.
Energy prices in Great Britain, just like in other countries, have increased significantly during 2022. Millions of households will have to pay 80 percent more this year than before, AP writes.