Monthly Archives: June 2013

Conference Away Ticket Prices 2013/14

Here are the away fans prices for Aldershot Town, Alfreton Town, Barnet FC, Braintree Town, Cambridge United, Chester FC, Dartford FC, FC Halifax, FGR, Gateshead FC, Grimsby Town, Hereford United, Hyde, Kidderminster Harriers, Luton Town,  Macclesfield Town, Nuneaton Town, Salisbury City, Southport FC, Tamworth FC, Welling United, Woking FC, Wrexham FC.

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STMI detail the stand and terrace names plus capacities as well as the prices for adult, concession and  minors.  Safe journey’s and may your away-days be worth the money, the joy and pain, though the sun, snow, wind rain.

Team Adults Conc Child Stand/terrace & capacity
Aldershot 19 15 8  (U6 free) South Stand (212 seats)
Aldershot 17 13 5  (U6 free) East Bank (1320)
Alfreton 18 12 12 McCroy Stand 100 seats
Alfreton 18 12 12 Alma St End terracing (1200)
Barnet 17 13 U14 £9 North Stand (750)
Barnet 16 13 U14 £9 East terrace (1000)
Braintree 15 10 5 Quag End terrace (750)
Cambridge Utd 18 12 8 South Stand seats (1600)
Chester FC 16 11 U18 £6 U16 £3 U11 Free Swansway Stand  seating (400)
Dartford 15 8 8 Just 24 seats in main stand
Dartford 15 8 U18 £8 U12 £3 Car park End terrace (700)
FC Halifax 13 10 U16 £7.50 Skircote Stand 2000 seats
Forest Green (FGR) 16 12 U21 £8 U16 £5 EESI Stand seats (500)
Gateshead TBA TBA TBA TBA
Grimsby 18 12 8 Osmond Stand seats (2200) £2 off early bird
Hereford 17 14 (15-20 & O60) U15 £5 Cargill (Edgar Street) Stand seats 500
Hereford 12 10 U15 £3 Cargill Stand Terracing 1000
Hyde FC 16 9 6 shared only 500 seats in the ground
Hyde FC 14 7 4 Tinkers Passage Terrace 1250
Kidderminster 17 11 U16 £8     U8 Free East Stand seating (300+) U8′s free
Kidderminster 14 8 U16 £5     U8 Free South Stand Terrace (1500) U8′s free
Lincoln City £18 13 7 Club has indicated a 250 seat stand aka Poachers corner next to Echo stand  For big away followings closed home end will be used
Luton 18 13 8 Oak Road Stand seats (1500)
Macclesfield 16 12 U18 Stud £4 U12 £2 Henshaw Stand (403)
Macclesfield 12 9 U18 Stud £4 U12 £2 Silkmen Terrace (1500)
Nuneaton 12 8 5 Stuart plumbing terrace (1000)
Nuneaton 14 10 7 50 seats in the main stand
Salisbury 12.5 9 Stud £10 U16 £5 U11 £3 Hop Back Side 74 seats
Salisbury 15 12 Stud £8 U16 £3 U11 £1 Hop Back side or Partridge Terrace – segregation dependant (600-1200)
Southport 14 10 U18 £5 Main Stand (300)
Southport 12.5 9 U18 £5 Blowick End terrace (1200)
Tamworth 12 + £2 if cat A 7 + £2 if cat A U16 £5 U5’s £3 add £1 if cat A Main Stand (100)
Tamworth 14 + £2 if cat A 9 + £2 if cat A U16 £3 U5’s Free add £1 if cat A Meadow Street End Terrace (850)
Welling UTD 16 10 stud £11 U12 Free East Stand (600)
Welling UTD 15 9 stud £10 U12 Free Danson Park Terrace (400)
Woking 15 10 U16 5 Tennis Club Terrace (no segregation in seats & avail at same price)
Wrexham 18 o60 / u21 £12 o80’s / u16 £12 U11 £2 also family tickets Yale Stand seats
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Conference Premier Ground Guides 2013/14

Welcome to the STMI Ground Guide to  Aldershot Town, Alfreton Town, Barnet FC, Braintree Town, Cambridge United, Chester FC, Dartford FC, FC Halifax, FGR, Gateshead FC, Grimsby Town, Hereford United, Hyde, Kidderminster Harriers, Luton Town,  Macclesfield Town, Nuneaton Town, Salisbury City, Southport FC, Tamworth FC, Welling United, Woking FC, Wrexham FC. Good times and safe travelling to the the die-hards of our fearless peers.

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If you are thinking of following the Imps or any Conference Club next season you should check things out before you leave.  In STMI’s opinion no one does id better than Duncan Adams. Click on the club name below for the complete contact details, capacities, pitch dimensions and even a picture of the away end. STMI looks forward to seeing you all in 2013/14, oh and Thanks again Duncan, 

Are TWO Strikers Set To Sign?

Two proven strikers are on the verge of signing deals at Lincoln City as discussions continue ahead of the Imps full return to training at Washingborough on Monday. The club are in a position to sign both, should deals be concluded, in what could prove to be as sensational as Simon Yeo & Gary Taylor-Fletcher’s oh so short spells at the club.

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It would be imprudent to give away the names of the two players, but STMI, is excited by the standard of the two strikers and the fact that the deals appear to be 90% there. Both players show a strong desire to come to the club, but The Imps do have options with 7 trialists arriving on Monday. The manager is looking for 4 players to boost the squad to 21 plus the youngsters. The void would appear to be in the forward, wide midfield and centre-back area, with cover at full-back.

The Imps have put a bid in for one of the strikers, according to a source at his parent club, a fellow Conference National  side ( The BSP deal has ended with no sponsorship  or TV deal yet agreed).  The players and their representatives have been in contact with the club this week and discussions continue to progress.  A decision is expected from one in the next few days, however the transfer fee may hold up the second deal.

Both players are more than capable of scoring 20 goals for the Imps with the exciting midfield Lincoln have put together.  Both have pace, although one is a taller version of goal machine Gary Taylor-Fletcher – he can come from the channel and let rip with devastating effect.  If he signs a tenner at the bookies on 20 goals would be a good bet. The other player is a replacement for Vadaine Oliver, tall, still young, but strong and more than capable of getting at least 15 goals next season. He has fetched money in the past and hit double figures last season.

Will Season Ticket Reductions Continue?

STMI urge Lincoln City to extend the former early bird scheme now referred to as the ‘New purchase price’ to ensure the season ticket sales break the 1,000 barrier. Although not far off the figure, should the rumours of the arrival of a two proven strikers prove correct, a two week extension and 10 monthly instalments of £32.47, would be just the ticket.

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This years new purchase price,  is currently set to run until 29/6/13.  The former early bird scheme currently gives fans in the Co Op (RIP Clanford/Stacey West)  a £36 reduction until 29/6/12, after which a full price will be in operation.   But given the return to training, the trialists and the advanced stage of negotiation with 2 proven strikers, the club must extend the deal by two weeks at least. That way fans will have an opportunity to pay £32.47 a month for ten months once the new striker or two are on-board. So with the cashback incentive for new season ticket introductions (see below), a 10 month Zebra finance option in operation and, at least 4 inbound, a two or even 4 week extension would see everyone a winner.

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Remember for any new Adult or Age Concession Season Ticket holder introduced by a 2013/14 Season Ticket holder, the Club will pay £20 cash back to the introducer whilst for every new Junior Season Ticket holder introduced by a 2013/14 Season Ticket Holder, the Club will pay £10 cash back to the introducer. There is no limit to the number of new Season Ticket holders a 2012/13 Season Ticket holder can introduce, so you could earn enough cash back to pay for your own Season Ticket!!
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So how Much do we fork out?

The tables below detail the new purchase and full priced season ticket, as well as the price per game and 10 month payment plan costings.
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 Co Op / Formerly Echo Stand

New Purchase

2013/14 2012/13 10 insts then 10 Insts NOW £ Per game
Adult 299 299 32.47 32.47 13
Concession 199 199 21.61 21.61 8.65
Junior 65 65 7.06 7.06 2.83
Full Price 1/7/12
2013/14 2012/13 10 insts then 10 Insts NOW £ Per game
Adult 335 335 36.38 36.38 14.57
Concession 220 220 23.89 23.89 9.57
Junior 70 70 7.6 7.6 3.04
 South Park Stand
 New Purchase
2013/14 2012/13 10 insts then 10 Insts NOW £ Per game
Adult 265 265 28.77 28.77 11.52
Concession 170 170 18.46 18.46 7.39
Junior 65 65 7.06 7.06 2.83
 Full Price 
2013/14 2012/13 10 insts then 10 Insts NOW £ Per game
Adult 290 290 31.49 31.49 12.61
Concession 185 185 20.09 20.09 8.04
Junior 70 70 7.6 7.6 3.04

Hoist Up The Lincoln Flag Hear The Red Imps Sing!

The Rise of The Imps is at hand for Lincoln City fans, the faithful congregation of the Church at the bottom of the Hill. For Sincil Bank aka the theatre of the Absurd is our church, Simmo is the Messiah and we will channel this optimism to drag our club back from the brink. 

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Oh come all ye faithful for these are some words to inspire

and good luck with the Flag Billy!

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No one fancied us to come back from the dead in 2002/3

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Crowds grew the coffers swelled and 15,000 turned up at the Millennium in May.

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We may not be going there but dare to be there (or thereabouts)

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Get a season ticket 6 six-pack or pay on the day

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But keep the faith

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Be there or be square Dare to share the the Simmo dream

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Join a crusade to finish something for Keith, Butch and every living Imp.

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Sincil Bank’s Bouncing Back!  

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 Simmo’s Six-Foot Sincil Soldiers are coming to the Conference.  

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So sharpen your horns, shine your hooves

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Hoist up the Lincoln flag

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Hear the Red Imps sing

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Because the Rise of the Imps

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Could be one of the best or even the last trips we ever go on.

Simmo Showing Shades Of Keith 2002/3.

Deals for a midfielder (John Rooney of Macclesfield and Everton Academy anyone?) and  two strikers (Nick Wright of Mansfield Town, Kidderminster, Tamworth and Birmingham FC Academy) appear to be cooking, but the make-up and balance of the Lincoln City side sees the manager in no rush after raiding Stockport County and Macclesfield early doors.

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Having done so much early doors  the manager has time on his side.  Pre-season training may be just 6 working days away but the trial season is coming up with around 1,000 players within our spectrum looking for work. Certainly needle in a haystack and quantity over quality comes to mind, but at least League 1 and League 2 cast-offs will come to us with 2 weeks of fitness training behind them and  a fortnight to a month to go until kick-off.

But in reality we cannot be more than 3-4 players from a completed squad. The manager does appear to have lost out on  2-3 players (Clayton, Wedgbury and ex-Captain Cod Miller) and the club may have just had a bid for a striker knocked back,  but the balance is there to do Keith & Butch’s memory proud.

The Imps do need a left sided midfielder and cover at left back although Todd Jordan can do both roles. The exciting lad will go from strength to strength this year.  Rooney can do that, has two great feet but lacks height and pace. Nick Wright can play on both flanks as well as down the middle and would be a great signing if available – and the budget stretches of course (hint hint Kerching Kerching keep the season ticket sales going). For a tall guy he is not brilliant in the air but he can play in a devastating 3 if we emulate the fantastic 5-2-3 of 2002/3.

Why not? We have two wing-backs that are every bit as committed as Bimmo and Bailey! Brown, Miller and Boyce emulate the heart of Weaver, Futcher and Morgan (Miller can sweep). For Butch and Gain we have an embarrassment of riches in midfield, suggested a 2, a 3, or perhaps even, a 4. Fairhust is a Taylor-Fletcher in the making (GTF from 2003/4 accepted).  So just a few missing pieces then for the Rise of The Imps to become a living legend!

Another centre-back, two strikers, a wide-boy and or full/wing-back on the left and a keeper to go then. Surely the cash from Crewe, the trialists and Simmo’s contact list will find us that. No one fancied us to come back from the dead in 2002/3 and be at Cardiff but we did.  Crowds grew the coffers swelled and 15,000 turned up at the Millennium in May.  We may not be going there but be there or be square because Sincil Bank’s bouncing back!  Back Simmo’s Six-Foot Sincil Soldiers.  Sharpen your horns shine your hooves hoist up the Lincoln flag, hear the Red Imps sing, because the Rise of the Imps could be one of the best trips we have ever been on.

Can Imps Sell 1000 Season Tickets?

Gary Simpson, The Lincoln City manager, has created a positive vibe since he first came back to the Bank to save a club in crisis. But he and the team still need help from the Fans who have responded so well so far. With over 900 season tickets sold the fans can still bust a magnificent grand!

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The fact that he is holding folding, thanks to funds in from Crewe  should see season ticket sales break the thousand barrier by the end of the month.  Fans have only until next Friday unless the club cleverly opens up on Saturday to enable hard working Imps to get down in person on their day off.

When 500 travelled to Nuneaton you sensed the Sincil heartbeat jump-start and continue to gain momentum with 1390 going to Hyde on the final day. With season tickets already 200 up on last season (which included a six-pack calculation to pretty the picture) many Imps have rallied to Simmo’s corner and heard the STMI cry.

So come on, in the season that will see Simmo deliver for the fans, Keith and Butch, surely there are another 70…. or maybe more that will see Lincoln break the thousand barrier.  Oh yes, even though Save The Mighty Imps STILL cannot go to games, The Rise of The Imps is at hand.  And though the Stacey West Passionistas be no more there will be A view from the Stacey West  albeit from behind the stand.

See Lincoln City For £10 a game

Times are getting hard but STMI shows you the way to get into Lincoln City for a tenner and help to blood the new generation of Imps into the bargain. And you will be sitting in the Lincolnshire Co-Operative Stand to boot!

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English football is the most expensive in Europe and 5th tier football at £18 is as offensive as as it is prohibitive for many. With static wages and two jobs for many, rearing young families and rising bills will put the right of passage beyond many who want to go to see the People’s game in the flesh. However FREE Poacher club membership can get you in for £8 and your son or daughter in for £2. If you have two children you can take a mate with you for another £8.  The deal is for a maximum of 2 adults so we will leave frugal families, who are dab hands at surviving in the modern world, to get together and work out the rest.

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Cheapest way to get in

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Join  HERE and you could get into Sincil Bank for £10 per game, sit in the Co Op Stand and play your part in introducing the next generation of Imps to the club. FREE Membership of Poacher’s Family Club, entitles a child of primary school age to discounted entry to the new Family Area (Block 1 of the Lincolnshire Coop Stand)on a match day for only £2 and £8 for an accompanying adult (maximum 2 adults per member)

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MATCH DAY PRICING 2013/14

 

AREA

Adult

Conc.

U18

Co-op Stand

£18

£13

£7

Echo Stand

£18

£13

£7

Stacey West Stand

N/A

N/A

N/A

Bridge McFarland Stand

£16

£11

£7

Family Ticket (Coop Block1 1 AD 1 Ch)

£20*

Starglaze VIP Club

£40

£40

£40 

*The family ticket will allow one adult plus a junior supporter admission to a home game for just £20. Additional single tickets will be available for purchase at the normal match day rate. FREE Membership of Poacher’s Family Club, meanwhile, entitles a child of primary school age to discounted entry to the new Family Area on a match day for only £2 and £8 for an accompanying adult (max 2 adults per member)

Click on the Image to enlarge and look at the first block of seating to the right of the picture (next to where the home end used to be)

Striker Back On Radar

Former Mansfield striker Nick Wright has failed to agree a deal with Kidderminster Harriers. Burr is however awash with wingers following the arrival of James Dance from Luton Town and Dior Angus from Solihull now that Marvin Johnson has agreed to extend his stay. The Harriers have also signed midfielder Jamie Tolley from Shrewsbury Town, but are said to still be interested in the striker. After Cox deemed Wright wrong for League 2, Simmo’s interest cooled when a move to the Harriers  came into the equation, but after waiting in the wings, he could well swoop should the Harriers discard their prey.

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Burr is hoping that he can land another couple of deals before July, but Wright, who played for the Harriers before moving to the Stags, has been holding out for a deal with a League 2 club that appears to have fallen through.  The biggest obstacle for the Imps will be the wages. If Kidderminster are still interested we can’t afford to get into a Dutch auction with one of the moneybags clubs of the division, however they no longer seem to be.

When we ran the who is Nick Wright story back on May 4th, Nuneaton and Tamworth also seemed to be interested. Simmo’s interest appeared to cease when money club Kidderminster  became involved, but after waiting in the wings, he may get a belated last look. The competition is not so tough and perhaps the pull of returning to his roots may not have as big an influence if Kidderminster’s cash is not involved. The Lambs may be nearer home and also be a former club, but they have strengthened in that area and like Nuneaton are almost up to their budget. Simmo however has the funds spare and has been boosted by the fee for Oliver from Crewe.

The manager is back from a holiday/European scouting mission this Thursday and could well follow up his earlier interest in Wright sooner rather than later. Nick is not just a 6’3″ target man as he can also play on either flank, should Simmo have done a deal for this mystery striker and midfielder on the continent.  Tried and trusted closer to home Nick is from the Midlands, having gone through the ranks at Birmingham before dropping down to Tamworth where he found the goal touch. However with the Imps now offering accommodation as part of the deal to the North-West based lads, Nick may pack his Mansfield suitcase and head straight down the A57 to become the Imps new goal machine.

Mansfield 2012/13 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 5 14 531 1 7 5 3 1 0

Kidderminster 2011/12 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 23 20 2330 15 21 35 3 1 0
STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Nicholas Wright
DATE OF BIRTH 25 November 1987 (age 25)
PLACE OF BIRTH Birmingham, England
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 11st 9 (75 kg)
PLAYING POSITION Striker / winger
CLUB
CURRENT CLUB Free agent
NUMBER n/a
YOUTH CAREER
2001-2005 Birmingham City
SENIOR STATS
YEARS Team Apps
(Gls)
2005–2007 Birmingham City 0 (0)
2006 Tamworth (loan) 3 (0)
2006 Bristol City (loan) 5 (0)
2006 Northampton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2007 Ashford Town
2007 Halesowen Town
2007–2010 Tamworth 79 (27)
2010–2012 Kidderminster Harriers 82 (23)
2012– Mansfield Town 17 (1)
NATIONAL TEAM
2008– England C 1 (0)

 

LCFC Ticket Prices: Same? Simplification? Or Subtle Rise For Some?

The Lincoln City admission prices for 2013/14 are below, with a comparison to the previous season (including the old six-pack) also included.  Although there is no price increase on the face of things, a closer look reveals that LCFC will be getting an extra £2-£4 from those who sat in the Stacey West former Home End or Family Stand and, an extra three quid from those who have to pay for their prawns.  Remember The Home End has been closed and the Family Stand will be used for away supporters, who will extol the views no doubt.

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The  club have effectively ensured  that match entry has been maximised, via a crass  ‘simplification’ announcement, where the defence of the need to maintain a bottom third budget would have been better PR.  An entry fee of £18 for 5th tier football is £6 less than Sheffield Wednesday charge (at the time of writing Forest and County have yet to confirm) and of consternation to many fans. The club have also kindly eliminated the early bird £2 discount per match, to ‘simplify’ things. Naturally fans can go into the small South Park Stand, its views are poor ensuring most will also elect to go into the Co-op priced at £18 as opposed to £16.  The Former T & R VIP club, now re-branded to the Starglaze VIP Club will see a price increase from £37 per game to £40. Naturally STMI would like to say more, but our continuing home game ban (including Supporters Trust AGM’s), due to daring to speak out, means we cannot say anything that could be deemed to be derogatory or go to games whatever price we would be prepared to pay.

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Cheapest way to get in

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Join  HERE and you could get into Sincil Bank for £10 per game, sit in the Co Op Stand and play your part in introducing the next generation of Imps to the club. See  ** below 2013/14 pricing

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MATCH DAY PRICING 2013/14

 

AREA

Adult

Conc.

U18

Co-op Stand

£18

£13

£7

Echo Stand

£18

£13

£7

Stacey West Stand

N/A

N/A

N/A

Bridge McFarland Stand

£16

£11

£7

Family Ticket (Coop Block1 1 AD 1 Ch)

£20*

Starglaze VIP Club

£40

£40

£40 

*The family ticket will allow one adult plus a junior supporter admission to a home game for just £20. Additional single tickets will be available for purchase at the normal match day rate. **FREE Membership of Poacher’s Family Club, meanwhile, entitles a child of primary school age to discounted entry to the new Family Area on a match day for only £2 and £8 for an accompanying adult (max 2 adults per member)

 Feel free to Click on any of the images to enlarge to larger size.

Lincoln City FC 2012-13 match-day

and “Early Bird” ticket prices. 

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For comparison purposes please see three tables, firstly the ticket prices, secondly the  6 pack and finally the “early bird” pricing from last season.

AREA

Adult

Conc.

U18

Co-op Stand

£18

£13

£7

Echo Stand

£18

£13

£7

Stacey West Stand

£16

£13

£6

Bridge McFarland Stand

£16

£11

£7

Family Stand

£16

£11

£6

T&R VIP Club

£37

£37

£37 

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SIX-PACK 2012/13

On sale from 10.00 am on Monday 1 October 2012 and will be available to purchase until 4.00 pm on Monday 31 December 2012.

 

AREA

Adult

Conc.

U18

Co-op Stand

£85

£65

£30

Echo Stand

£85

£65

£30

Stacey West Stand

£75

£55

£30

Bridge McFarland Stand

£75

£55

£30

Mattressman Family Stand

£75

£55

£30

T&R VIP Club

N/A

N/A

N/A

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EARLY BIRD

Available to fans who purchase tickets in advance of  the match.

(normally 5p.m. of the preceding day)

 

AREA

Adult

Conc.

U18

Co-op Stand

£16

£12

£6

Echo Stand

£16

£12

£6

Stacey West Stand

£14

£10

£6

Bridge McFarland Stand

£14

£10

£6

Family Stand

£14

£10

£6

T&R VIP Club

£35

£35

£35