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Marine FC - Press Release

Arrangements are the same as last season with the game being all ticket and capacity set at 1,750 with segregation.

UniBond Premier League Marine FC announces that arrangements for the second league visit of FC United of Manchester to the Arriva Stadium, Crosby have now been approved following consultation with Merseyide Police and Sefton Council.

The match is to be played on Good Friday 2nd April 2010 and will be all ticket with Marine being allocated 750 tickets for the College Road end of the ground and FC United of Manchester 1,000 tickets for the remainder of the ground.

Admission to the ground for FCUM supporters will be via turnstiles 1 and 2 on College Road and for Marine supporters via gates 3 and 4 accessible via the car park to the front of the Stadium. There will be no tickets on sale on the day of the game and admission will be by ticket only.

Ticket prices will be Adults £8 with children and senior citizens £4. Marine FC season ticket holders are required to obtain a match ticket for which there will be no charge on production of their season tickets.

The game kicks off at 3pm but supporters are advised to arrive early to ease congestion.

Tickets for the game will be on sale to FC United of Manchester supporters at their home games v Durham City on Saturday 13 March and v Hucknall Town on Saturday 20 March at the ticket office at Bury FC, Gigg Lane from 1pm and Bradford PA on Wednesday 24 March also at the ticket office but from 6pm.

Postal applications can be made to Mr Richard Cross, Football Secretary, Marine FC, The Arriva Stadium, College Rd, Crosby, Liverpool L23 3AS. Cheques should be made payable to Marine FC and applications should request the choice of tickets, either Marine or FC Utd.

Consultations continue with Sefton Council and Merseyside Police who have both confirmed that the arrangements for policing and stewarding the game will be the same as last season.

All supporters are reminded that alcohol is not permitted in the Arriva Stadium, bag searches will take place at the turnstiles and alcohol will be removed before entering the ground, this will be enforced by Marine Stewards and Police Officers on the day.

Marine Chairman Paul Leary said: "Although arrangements went well last season for the first visit of FC United of Manchester to the Arriva Stadium, continuing consultations with the police and Sefton Council have concluded that the match this season should again be all-ticket with segregation especially after taking into account that there are no Premiership games on the day.

"It is important that we are able to gauge the number of spectators that are to arrive on the day so that every effort is made for it to be an enjoyable occasion for both sets of supporters.

"I will continue to work with the officials of FC United of Manchester, Sefton Council and Merseyside Police over the coming weeks to ensure that the arrangements for the game are well prepared and I look forward once again to welcoming the officials, players and supporters of FC United of Manchester for their second visit to Marine in what should be another thrilling game as the season draws hopefully to an exciting close for both clubs."

FC United General Manager, Andy Walsh added: "Whilst all-ticket games are not always desirable, we understand that they are occasionally necessary from a practical point of view.

"Relations between the clubs have always been excellent. We have worked closely with Marine on the arrangements for this fixture and are happy with the planning that has gone into the game. We are looking forward to what should be another great game between our two sides."

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First Posted ~ 12:53 Wed 10 Mar 2010
News ID ~ 2761
Last Updated ~ 12:56 Mon 21 May 2018