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FC UNITED v BRADFORD (PARK AVENUE) - Match Arrangements

FC UNITED v BRADFORD (PARK AVENUE) - Match Arrangements

On Sunday 2nd September, FC United play Bradford (Park Avenue) in the National League North kick off 3 pm.

Results so far have not been what we would have hoped for or expected. The shock news of Tommy Greaves’ resignation on Tuesday night has compounded a highly unsatisfactory and disappointing start to the season.

It’s been a long week and now more than ever we have to remain UNITED and upbeat.

On that note it is worth recalling that this fixture gave us one one of our best home results of last season, a 4-0 victory with Bradford down to 9 men, and goals from loan signings Jeff King (3) and Gerard Garner.

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 season or 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 31st August 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

Board Members Lawrence Gill and Nathan Ellis-Scott will be holding a Board Surgery in the Function Room between 1.30 and 2.30 pm.

PLEASE NOTE the new match day safety procedures below.

In order to avoid congestion around the tunnel and technical areas, the number of persons occupying the space during any game going forward will be limited to club staff only.

The decision to restrict movement of supporters across the technical areas at all times is for the benefit of the players, officials and match day staff who are working on any given match day.

It will enable staff to assist supporters with mobility issues should they need to make their way through this area prior to the game.

Please do take into account these new match day procedures as it is paramount that we are able to move quickly through these key areas of the ground should the situation require it.

MATCH DAY DINING

Match Day Dining is available for this fixture.

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

The meal will be served at 1pm

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

This will be the last occasion in which to experience our match day dining at the reduced prices set out below

£25 adult
£20 adult member/season ticket holder
£10 under 14

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

BARS AND FOOD

The Club has a licence to serve alcohol throughout the match and fans will now be allowed to drink alcohol on the terraces. As a result all drinks will now be served in plastic glasses.

There will be 3 bars open for this match.

The Main Stand Function Room Bar will serve hot food together with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks before, during and after the match. We ask that fans purchasing alcohol in the Main Stand Bar during the game do not congregate at the back of the Main Stand, but instead find a position in the seats or on the terraces.

Before the turnstiles open, access to the Main Stand Function Room is via main reception on production of your season or 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.

Our Cask Ale Bar situated under the Main Stand, behind the Paddock, will sell a selection of real ales. Opposite the Cask Ale Bar the Dry Bar will also serve hot food and non-alcoholic drinks.

In view of the pitch we have a Bar between the Main Stand and SMRE which serves draught bitter and lager.

The bar under the SMRE is closed for renovations.

MATCH PROGRAMME

The match day programme, with some new features, is priced at £2 and is available from our hardy band of volunteer sellers both inside and outside the ground.

POUND FOR THE GROUND TICKETS

We are still raising money for the club’s Development Fund as we wish to carry out small ground developments and improvements to make the match day experience more enjoyable. Pound for the Ground tickets at £1 each help do this, and with two cash prizes of £200 and £50 on offer you are not only helping the club but, if successful in the draw, being rewarded for doing so!! See any of our trusty band of sellers inside or outside the ground.

BP BOOST

This match also sees the launch of our new Development Fund debt buster initiative BP BOOST.

For more details click here

There will be a stall adjacent to the pitch side bar where supporters can pick up their fundraising pack and ask any questions of the volunteers. The stall will be open until kick off and at half time.

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 10-15 minutes after the final whistle. Please note: Entry to the shop at half-time is NOT possible.

The new white Away Shirt will be released for supporters to buy along with the new kits black shorts. You will be able to purchase yours in the club shop before or after the game. The new shirt and shorts will also be available from our online club shop.

Our new Blue Third shirt will be released later this year in November. 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

FREE WIFI

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

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 TRAVEL HUB


FREE SHUTTLE BUS FROM CITY CENTRE

This season Holts Brewery have kindly been putting on a FREE 50 seater coach shuttle (Swans Travel) from 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 3 journeys from Manchester and 5 journeys from the Railway Pub at the following times:

Departs: 12.10pm – Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shudehill
Pick up: 12.30pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 12.35pm at Broadhurst Park

Departs: 1pm – Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shudehill
Pick up: 1.20pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 1.25pm at Broadhurst Park

Departs: 1.50pm – Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shudehill
Pick up: 2.10pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 2.15pm at Broadhurst Park

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

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.***

SERVICE BUSES

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

TRAINS

Trains run between Manchester Victoria and Moston, the journey takes around 10 minutes and the off-peak fare is £4.10 return. The ground is approximately 15 minutes walk from Moston train station.
Through the day there are generally 2 trains per hour in each direction but supporters should check www.nationalrail.co.uk to get detailed information.

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 Hollinwood 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 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 ~ 09:41 Thu 30 Aug 2018
News ID ~ 8007
Last Updated ~ 19:06 Mon 3 Sep 2018