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MATCH ARRANGEMENTS: FC United v Kidderminster Harriers

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MATCH ARRANGEMENTS: FC United v Kidderminster Harriers

On Saturday 12th August, kick off 3pm, FC United welcome Kidderminster Harriers to Broadhurst Park in the National League North - Admission is pay on the gate: £10 Adults, £6 Concessions and £3 u/18s.



On Saturday 12th August, kick off 3pm, FC United welcome Kidderminster Harriers to Broadhurst Park in the National League North. Admission is pay on the gate: £10 Adults, £6 Concessions and £3 u/18s.

FC United and Kidderminster Harriers are two of five teams who have yet to gain a point from the first two matches of the season. All matches so far in the National League North have been won or lost with no draws yet recorded. Kidderminster lost their opening match of the season at home to Chorley and on Tuesday night lost 1-0 away at Nuneaton. FC United lost 2-1 away at Brackley and 3-2 at home to Spennymoor on Tuesday despite having 73% of the possession in a game that had 42 attempts on goal.

Last season FC United won both league matches against Kidderminster, who would eventually finish second in the league, 6 points behind champions Fylde, but lost to Chorley in the Play-off semi-final.

Defender Matty Hughes who missed the first two matches will be available for selection on Saturday. Scott Kay and Lewis Lacy are still serving suspensions carried over from last season. Full back Jake Williams has now joined Buxton on a dual registration with FC. New signing Danny Brady is still away.

We would like to highlight a few things contained within this post that supporters should familiarise themselves with.

  • We are now running a FREE Shuttle Bus from the bus stop opposite the Crowne Plaza adjacent to the Hare and Hounds Pub at Shudehill in Manchester to the ground before the match, picking up at the Railway Pub next to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink stop. The return Shuttle Bus only goes to the Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink Stop after the game. (scroll down for more details)
  • Supporters will now be able to reserve seats in one block of the Main Stand by ringing the office by Friday on 0161 769 2005
  • We are now offering Match Day Dining.
  • This season, all food and drink provision is contained within the ground so fans will not be able to leave and return to the ground during the game.
  • On Saturday evening we have a Private Function in the Main Stand Bar, so the Bar will close shortly after half-time. THE SMRE Bar will be open after the match.
  • We are looking for a volunteer to manage the main car park entrance on match days, please ring 0161 769 2005 if you can help.
  • We have a new Club Shop situated next to the Main Stand Entrance open before and after the match.


  • MATCH ARRANGEMENTS

    Saturday 12th August kick-off 3pm
    Vanarama National League North
    FC United v Kidderminster Harriers

    Broadhurst Park,
    Lightbowne Road,
    Moston, Manchester M40 0FJ

    ADMISSION PRICES: Pay on the Gate

    £10 Adults
    £6 Concessions
    £3 under 18s

    MATCH PROGRAMME

    The Match programme is priced at £2.00 and is available to buy from sellers outside and inside the ground. Saturday’s match programme will contain a token sheet. Fans are encouraged to collect tokens (each token will appear in every home match programme), and at the end of the season a prize draw will take place for those supporters who have collected the most tokens throughout the season.

    TURNSTILES

    This match will be unsegregated and all supporters can gain access to the ground via turnstiles 1-6 at the St. Mary’s Road End of the ground or 9-12 at the Lightbowne Road End.

    Turnstile 4 at the St. Mary’s Road End is a designated Donation turnstile which allows supporters to donate money in addition to the normal admission price. The DF Turnstile accepts Adults, Concessions, Juniors entering with a Season Ticket, Match Tickets or cash.

    Turnstiles will open at approximately 1.30pm. Supporters arriving before the turnstiles open can gain access to the ground via the main entrance in the Main Stand.

    ***A change to this season’s matchday operations is that all food and drink provision will now be contained within the ground. Therefore fans will not be able to leave and return during the match and at half time. An early exit turnstile will be open, but please note you will not be able to return once you have left the ground.***

    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 by Friday on 0161 769 2005.

    As you sit looking at the pitch, the block of seating to the left of the half way line will become our reserved seating block. The block will include seats reserved for away directors, match sponsors, 127 Club members and match dinners and a minimum of 50% of the block will be available for all supporters to reserve on a first come first served basis.

    The following procedures will apply:
  • You can reserve a seat within the block from the day before the match by calling the FC United office on 0161 769 2005
  • A maximum of 4 seats can be reserved per person
  • Those who have reserved seating need to collect a voucher from the FC United office accessible through the main reception on the day of the match. These vouchers will only be available until the kick off time of the match
  • The person booking must either be the person collecting the voucher or they must designate the name of the person who will collect when they contact the office
  • A voucher entitles supporters to a seat within the designated block of seating but not to a specific seat.
  • When sitting down please be mindful not to leave spaces/ vacant seats between yourself and other supporters as single spaces could result in supporters not being able to sit with friends and family
  • Any seats not taken 5 minutes after kick-off of the match will no longer be reserved


  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SEASON TICKET HOLDERS

    For this season, in partnership with our ticketing partner Eventim, Season Tickets will be issued in the form of a plastic card with barcode that will be scanned at the turnstiles.

    Unfortunately there has been a slight delay in getting these cards produced in time for the our first two home matches of the season, so physical matchday tickets for Saturday’s match with Kidderminster Harriers have been posted out to all Season Ticket Holders at no cost to the club or Season Ticket Holder. If your tickets haven’t arrived by Saturday morning, all you need to do is to come to the community cabin before kick-off with proof of purchase or proof of ID and we’ll sort you out with a match ticket.

    Your season ticket card will be posted out immediately after the Kidderminster match in time for our third home match of the season against Boston United on Saturday 26th August ko 3pm

    Season Tickets and Memberships can be bought from Community Cabin (outside the ground) before the match or from the Membership Stall inside the ground located between the Main Stand and SMRE terrace.

    MATCH DAY DINING

    New for this season is our Match Day Dining situated at the far 1/3 of the Main Stand function room and is available to all supporters.

    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
    - Pre-match guest appearance from FC manager Karl Marginson or a 1st team player, coach
    - Post-match Man of the Match presentation and interview

    The meal will be served at 1pm.

    Prices:
    £29 Adults
    £14.50 U/18s

    Please book in advance by calling the FC office on 0161 769 2005 or email ruth.slater@fc-utd.net

    (Note: These prices apply for matches in August. Normal prices are £39 Adults, £19.50 u/18s)

    Click here for more information

    BARS AND FOOD

    Both home and away supporters will have access to all bars and food provision.

    The Main Stand Function Room Bar will serve hot food together with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks before the match. Alcohol will not be sold in the function room at half time but soft drinks, teas and coffees and food will be available.

    **On Saturday, we have a function booked in the Main Stand Bar after the match, so the Main Stand Bar will be closed shortly after half-time. The SMRE Bar will be open after the match.**

    Before the turnstiles open, access to the Main Stand Function Room Bar is via the main reception by payment of the match admission price. After the turnstiles open, entry to the function room will be via turnstiles 1-6 or 9-12 and then through the seated area of the main stand.

    The SMRE Bar situated under the St. Mary’s Road End terrace will serve draught beer and bottles before the match at half-time and after the match. Hot food, tea and coffee will also be served at the far end of the SMRE Bar.

    Under the Main Stand Food Bar will serve hot food prepared by our chef and pies from J W Buckleys and non-alcoholic drinks.
    A burger van will also located in corner of the far corner of the ground next to the SMRE terrace.

    Please note the Main Stand Bar and SMRE Bars are No Smoking Areas. Supporters wishing to smoke at half-time can do so in the designated areas in the corners of the ground.

    POUND FOR THE GROUND TICKETS

    We are still raising money for the club’s Development Fund as there are parts of the ground we need to complete. The quickest and easiest way is to buy a Pound for the Ground ticket at £1 each at the match with cash prizes on offer.

    NEW CLUB SHOP

    Over the summer we have converted an area of the Main Office to incorporate a Club Shop. The shop is accessible at the front of the ground to the right of the Main Entrance. As well as the usual hats, scarves and badges, we will also be selling the home and away replica shirts (shorts and socks) and a range of T-shirts and jackets.

    The new shop will replace Megastall that was previously situated inside the ground.

    Alternatively you can order these from the FC United Online shop
    WWW.FCUMSHOP.CO.UK

    FREE WIFI

    We have free WiFi at Broadhurst Park for all supporters to use. Supplied by local company Pennine Telecom, to access the service just search for FCUM-FreeWiFi, select it and set up a user account.

    TRAVEL 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 TRAVEL HUB

    FREE SHUTTLE BUS FROM CITY CENTRE

    This season we will be operating a FREE shuttle 50 seater coach (Swans Travel) from the bus stop opposite the Crowne Plaza Hotel, next to the Hare and Hounds Pub at Shudehill in Manchester, stopping at the Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink Station before completing the trip to Broadhurst Park.

    The shuttle bus will make 2 journeys from Manchester and 4 journeys from the Railway Pub at the following times:

    Departs: 12.10pm – Hare and Hounds at Shudehill
    Pick up: 12.30pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Netwon Heath/Moston Metrolink
    Arrives: 12.35pm at Broadhurst Park

    Departs: 1pm – Hare and Hounds at Shudehill
    Pick up: 1.20pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Netwon Heath/Moston Metrolink
    Arrives: 1.25pm at Broadhurst Park

    Departs: 2.30pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Netwon Heath/Moston Metrolink
    Arrives: 2.35pm at Broadhurst Park

    Departs: 2.45pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Netwon Heath/Moston Metrolink
    Arrives: 2.50pm at Broadhurst Park

    After the match the shuttle buses will only run to the Newton Heath / Moston Metrolink stop, departing from Lightbowne Road. The shuttle bus will make two journeys from Lightbowne Rd to the Metrolink stop.

    NORMAL BUSES

    Supporters travelling from Manchester city centre can use buses 181 or 182 which depart at regular intervals from Stand F on Lever Street. These buses stop right outside the ground at the top end of St. Mary’s Road.

    Returning to Manchester the buses run at regular intervals from St. Mary’s Road.

    Click here to download the 181/182 bus timetable

    METROLINK

    The nearest tram stop is Newton Heath and Moston on the Victoria to Rochdale line. It is a 15 or 20 minute walk up to the ground, or you can catch the FREE shuttle bus which departs from the Railway Pub opposite the Metrolink station at:

    Dep: 12.30pm, Arr: 12.35pm
    Dep: 1.20pm, Arr: 1.25pm
    Dep: 2.30pm, Arr: 2.35pm
    Dep: 2.45pm, Arr: 2.50pm

    TRAINS

    Trains run between Manchester Victoria and Moston Train Station departing at 26 minutes past the hour arriving at Moston at 33 minutes past the hour. The ground is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from Moston Train Station. Trains return to Manchester every hour at 03 minutes past the hour.


    BY CAR

    From Central Manchester
    From central Manchester head out of town on the A62 Oldham Road until the junction with Monsall Road. Turn left and pass Central Park Metrolink on your left and take the next right at the roundabout and follow the road ahead straight across another roundabout which takes you onto Lightbowne Road. Follow the road for around half a mile and you will see Broadhurst Park on your right hand side.

    From the M60 – Clockwise
    If travelling via the motorway network from the north and west, head for the M60 Manchester ring road. Leave the M60 at junction 20, then turn onto the A664. At the traffic signals turn left onto the A6104. Travel straight on and then at the Greengate roundabout take the 4th exit onto Lightbowne Road, the B6393. Carry straight on for around a half a mile and Broadhurst Park is on your left.

    From the M60 - Anti-clockwise
    If travelling via the motorway network from the south and east, head for the M60 Manchester ring road. Leave the M60 at junction 22, then straight on to Hollingwood Avenue, the A6104 . Travel straight on and then at the Greengate roundabout take the 1st exit onto Lightbowne Road, the B6393. Carry straight on for around a half a mile and Broadhurst Park is on your left.

    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 Mathews School, only 3 minutes’ walk of 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 require a volunteer to manage the main car park entrance on match days.***

    This would involve managing the admission of vehicles belonging to: blue badge holders, players and officials etc. included on a compiled list, and additionally a number of other vehicles upon payment of a fee.

    The person undertaking this task will need to exhibit a pleasant and welcoming disposition towards the arriving fans, be prepared to work in all weather conditions for a period approx. 2.5 hours prior to kick off and finishing approx. 10 minutes after. Ideally the post holder would offer a regular commitment to the task. All necessary training and support will be available.

    Anyone interested should contact the office on: 0161 769 2005 or email petershaw@fc-utd.co.uk

    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 John Davies johndavies@fc-utd.co.uk or telephone the office on 0161 769 2005 and leave a phone number for him to contact you to discuss.

    Enjoy the game.



    News ID ~ 7541 First Posted ~ 16:55 Fri 11 Aug 2017 Last Updated ~ 12:56 Mon 14 Aug 2017


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