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FC UNITED -v- WITTON ALBION FC - Match Arrangements

FC UNITED -v- WITTON ALBION FC - Match Arrangements

On Saturday 6th October, FC United play Witton Albion of the Evo Stik North Premier Division in the Emirates FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round at Broadhurst Park kick off 3 pm.

We all know how important a successful FA Cup run would be to the club on and off the pitch, so get yourself to that football ground and cheer the lads on!!!

We have played Witton Albion on 13 occasions in our history winning 5, losing 5 and drawing 3.

In knock out competition our best result was a 3-1 win in the Evo Stik Northern Premier League semi-final play off on an electric night for atmosphere at Gigg Lane in April 2013.

Admission is by payment at the turnstiles which open at 1.30 pm.

Before the turnstiles open, admission can be gained via main reception on production of your match day ticket or by cash payment of the match admission price.

Admission prices are as follows

£12 Adults,
£7 Concessions
£ 3 under 18s.

RESERVED SEATING IN THE MAIN STAND

Supporters will be able to reserve seats in one block of the Main Stand on a first come first served basis, by calling the FC United office on Friday 5th October on 0161 769 2005. A maximum of 4 seats can be reserved per person. Those who have reserved seating need to collect a wristband from the FC United office accessible through the main reception on the day of the match. These wristbands will only be available until the kick off time of the match.

MATCH DAY DINING

Match Day Dining is available for this fixture.

It is situated at the far third of the Main Stand function room and is available to home supporters.

The meal will be served at 1.30 pm

FC Match Day Dining includes:

- Match admission, seating or terracing
- Complimentary match day programme and team sheets
- Complimentary parking pass (1 for every 4 guests)
- Welcome drink and 3 course meal
- Cash bar
- Post-match Man of the Match presentation and interview

There will be an FA Cup specially reduced price for this match as follows

£30 Adults (usual price £49)
£10 for Juniors -14 and under (usual price £20)

To book your match day dining email ruth.slater@fc-utd.net or telephone 0161 769 2005 during normal office hours.

BARS AND FOOD

Due to strict FA rules there are some changes to the usual match day food and drink arrangements.

**PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGES TO OUR MATCH DAY BARS OPERATIONS BELOW**

As this match is to be played under FA rules, alcohol will not be allowed to be served in view of the pitch, or be allowed to be taken into the seats, terraces and other standing areas. Supporters will be actively prohibited from taking alcohol into the seats and onto the terracing and other standing areas.

The Main Stand Function Room will be open for the sale of hot food, and a full range of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks until 3pm only. It will be open at half time for the sale of non-alcoholic drinks only.

Before the turnstiles open, access to the Main Stand Function Room is via main reception on production of your match day ticket or by cash payment of the match admission price. After the turnstiles open, entry to the Function Room will be via all turnstiles and then through the seated area of the Main Stand.

After the match the Function Room will be open as normal serving a full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage and we will be showing Manchester United v Newcastle United on the giant television screens.

The refurbished bar under the St Mary’s Road End stand will be open from 1pm and will serve the usual range of draught and bottled beers, lager and cider. The bar will be open until 5pm.

The Cask Ale Bar situated under the Main Stand, behind the Paddock, and the pitch side bar between the Main Stand Paddock and the SMRE will both be CLOSED for this match. However, the Dry Bar under the Main Stand will be open for hot food and non-alcoholic drinks.

We apologise for the nature of these measures which are due to the FA’s strict rules and therefore beyond our control. Normal service will be resumed at our next home league match on 13th October.

CLUB SHOP

The Club Shop is accessible at the front of the ground to the right of the Main Reception. It will be open before the game and for 15-20 minutes after the final whistle. Please note: Entry to the shop at half-time is NOT possible.

Inside you will find the new Home & Away kits on sale and more new items from Errea. These include Training T-Shirt’s, Polo shirts and Shorts. Our new Blue Third shirt will be released later this year in November and we will also have more new Errea items so please watch this space and keep an eye out for further details nearer the time!

To see what else there is in the FC Merchandise range and to order items online go to the FC United Online shop click here

TRAVELLING TO BROADHURST PARK

We advise that all supporters read the travel information and make a note of where traffic marshals will ask you to refrain from parking.

For travel information please see our click here

FREE SHUTTLE BUS - TO AND FROM THE GROUND

The FREE shuttle bus will make 3 journeys from Manchester and 4 journeys from the Railway Pub (adjacent to Newton Heath & Moston Metrolink stop), to Broadhurst Park. The bus will also pick supporters up at the Fairway Inn on Broadway.

TRIP #1
Departs: 12.00pm – Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shudehill
Pick up: 12.20pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 12.25pm at Broadhurst Park
Pick up: 12.30pm - Fairway Inn, Broadway
Arrives: 12.35pm at Broadhurst Park

TRIP #2
Departs: 1.00pm – Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shudehill
Pick up: 1.20pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 1.25pm at Broadhurst Park
Pick up: 1.30pm - Fairway Inn, Broadway
Arrives: 1.35pm at Broadhurst Park

TRIP #3
Departs: 2.00pm – Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shudehill
Pick up: 2.10pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 2.15pm at Broadhurst Park
Pick up: 2.30pm - Fairway Inn, Broadway
Arrives: 2.35pm at Broadhurst Park

TRIP #4
Departs: 2.45pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 2.50pm at Broadhurst Park

After the match the shuttle bus will make two trips back to The Crowne Plaza in Manchester via Newton Heath / Moston Metrolink stop. The first trip will leave immediately after the match from Lightbowne Road at 4.50pm. The second will leave at approximately 6pm from the club car park.

Supporters can also take the 181/182 First Bus service from Lever Street in Manchester city centre, alighting outside the ground on St. Mary’s Road.

CAR PARKING

We would urge supporters to use the car parks we have available for a charge of £5.00 at the ground, and for £3.00 at the nearby St Matthew’s School, only 3 minutes’ walk from the ground.

We are under a duty to ensure areas such as St Mary’s Road and the north of Nuthurst Road are not used by visitors to Broadhurst Park.

Supporters should be mindful that there is no parking on:

- St Mary’s Road and the streets off St Mary’s Road; including Teddington Road, Merridale Road, Worthington Street and Tymm Street.

- Nuthurst Road;

- the West side of Moston Lane and the streets off it.

We can always use more volunteers to act as traffic marshals and indeed for a number of matchday functions, so if you can help, send an email to volunteers@fc-utd.co.uk or telephone the office on 0161 769 2005 and leave a contact number.

Enjoy the game.

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First Posted ~ 08:12 Thu 4 Oct 2018
News ID ~ 8072
Last Updated ~ 17:00 Sat 6 Oct 2018