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BOXING DAY MATCH ARRANGEMENTS: FC United v Salford City

BOXING DAY MATCH ARRANGEMENTS: FC United v Salford City

On Boxing Day, Tuesday 26th December kick off 3pm, FC United welcome league leaders Salford City to Broadhurst Park in the National League North - Admission is pay on the gate: £10 Adults, £6 Concessions and £3 u/18s.

Boxing Day Arrangements Summary

  • The match is pay on the gate and is not segregated
  • There will be additional Bars and Food provision at the match.
  • Supporters can now drink in view of the pitch
  • Fans can reserve a seat in the Main Stand but need to book before 5pm Friday 22nd December
  • There is limited public transport services to Moston on Boxing Day
  • We are running a FREE shuttle bus service from Shudehill to the ground, returning after the match
  • The club shop will be open before and after the match.

    Please scroll down for more details on the above points.

    MATCH ARRANGEMENTS

    Tuesday 26th December kick off 3pm
    Vanarama National League North
    FC United v Salford City

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

    ADMISSION PRICES: Pay on the Gate

    £10 Adults
    £6 Concessions
    £3 under 18s

    MATCH SPONSORS

    Tuesday’s match, match ball and programme is kindly sponsored by Valves Instruments Plus

    For over 30 years Valves Instruments Plus (VIP), based in Astley, has been supplying quality engineering and plumbing products to the construction, process and HVAC industries. They stock over 4000 items including ball valves, butterfly valves, solenoid valves, safety relief valves and a wide range of actuation products. They also offer a wide selection of instruments including pressure gauges, thermometers and transmitters. Their plumbing range includes boilers, radiators, bathroom suites and stainless steel. In 2009 VIP also launched its pumps division; the comprehensive range is suitable for both engineering and process industries.

    http://www.vip-ltd.co.uk/

    MATCH PROGRAMME

    The Match programme is priced at £2.00 and is available to buy from sellers outside and inside the ground.

    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.

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

    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 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.

    MATCH DAY DINING

    Match Day Dining for Boxing Day is now FULLY Booked.

    If you are interested in booking for a future match please call the FC United office on 0161 769 2005 or email ruth.slater@fc-utd.net

    BARS AND FOOD

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

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

    On Boxing Day we will be opening a new bar (in view of the pitch) situated next to the Burger Van in the North Stand (opposite the Main Stand). As well as serving draught lager and bitter, the new bar will also sell pies, peas and gravy. A second Burger Van will be situated in the Lightbowne Road End of the ground.

    Our brand new Cask Ale Bar situated under the Main Stand, behind the Main Stand Paddock, will sell a selection of 8 ales. Opposite the Cask Bar the Food Bar will serve hot food prepared by our chef, pies from J W Buckleys and non-alcoholic drinks.

    We are also extending the size of the bar in the area of the ground between the Main Stand and SMRE. This bar is also in view of the pitch and will serve sell draught lager and bitter.

    The SMRE Bar situated under the large St. Mary’s Road End terrace will serve draught beer and bottles before the match, throughout the match and at half time. Only drinks served in plastic glasses will be allowed to be taken into the stands. Food will also be available in the SMRE Bar.

    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 terraces.

    Last Orders in the Main Stand Bar will be at 7.30pm with the function room closing at 8pm. This will allow the bar staff to leave earlier than usual to spend Boxing Day evening with their families.

    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.

    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.

    CLUB SHOP

    The Club 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 shop will be open before and after the game.

    Alternatively you can order merchandise 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.

    TRAVELLING TO BROADHURST PARK ON BOXING DAY

    With a higher than average crowd expected, together with limited services on Public Transport, 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 are kindly putting on a FREE shuttle 50 seater coach (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. The second will leave at approximately 6pm from the club car park.***

    NORMAL BUSES
    A reduced level of service will run on several days on Boxing Day and anyone travelling should check and plan ahead.
    Click here to view bus services on Boxing Day

    METROLINK
    Metrolink is operating a Sunday service on Boxing Day.
    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.

    TRAINS
    There are no trains running Moston Station on Boxing Day.

    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 Mathews 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 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.


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    First Posted ~ 16:24 Thu 21 Dec 2017
    News ID ~ 7724
    Last Updated ~ 10:36 Thu 28 Dec 2017