FA Trophy Replay 10/10/07 - Admission Prices & Travel
’The FA Carlsberg Trophy’ - FC United of Manchester v Bradford Park Avenue, Wednesday 10th October 2007 Kick Off 7:45pm
This game is to be played at Radcliffe Borough’s Inn2gether Stadium, Stainton Park, Pilkington Road, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 3PE.
The game will be pay on the gate. Admission prices are as follows:
Senior Citizen & Unwaged £2
Under 18s £2
FC United’s own staff and stewards will be at the game and we ask that supporters respect members of staff who work hard for the club.
Unlike the Alsager game there will be no segregation in place for this fixture, which will mean better accessibility around the ground for supporters. Access to the social club will be from inside the ground only. Turnstiles will be open from 6:30pm.
Car: M62 junction 17 – follow signs for ‘Whitefield’ and ‘Bury’. Take A665 to Radcliffe via by-pass to Bolton Road. Signposted to turn right into Unsworth Street opposite Turf Hotel. The Inn2Gether Stadium is on the left approximately half a mile turning into Colshaw Close East.
Tram: Get the Bury tram which comes every 6 minutes on a weekday and every 12 minutes on a weekend from Manchester Piccadilly. Radcliffe is the final stop before Bury. After arriving at Radcliffe Tram Station, turn left out of the car park and walk straight to the top of the road. At the traffic lights, turn right and follow the road until you see the Turf Hotel Pub. Turn right up Unsworth Street and The Inn2Gether Stadium is on the left approximately half a mile turning into Colshaw Close East. The journey takes around 20 minutes. If you require anymore information ie: prices & times then go to www.metrolink.co.uk
Bus: You can use several buses from Manchester City Centre to Radcliffe Bus Station. The 98 drops you off outside the ground, to see times, prices and other information then go to www.gmpte.com
Taxi: If you require a taxi then there are many taxi services in Radcliffe, Centre Radio (0161-723 1302), Domino Cabs (0161-723 4945), Dontax (0161-723 3727).
There will be limited parking available at £2 per car. Spaces will be available on a first come first served basis.
Why the switch:
As previously stated when we moved the Alsager match the decision to switch the match to a smaller venue has not been taken lightly. The board and management of FC United have made the decision based on the likely costs incurred for such a fixture, against the likely revenue from gate receipts on the night. The costs of hiring as large a stadium as Gigg Lane could not be justified as to do so might run the serious risk of the club actually making a loss on the game.
As many supporters are aware, the gate revenue for cup matches is split evenly between the competing clubs. What some may not be aware of is that, in addition, we cannot claim the ground hire fee as part of matchday expenses.
It is with this in mind that the decision was taken to move the game to a smaller venue. Other venues throughout the Greater Manchester area have again been considered, and Radcliffe is till considered to be the best option available.
The reduction in gate prices demonstrates the club’s committment to provide affordable football and we are grateful to Bradford Park Avenue for agreeing to the reduced entry price.
The board and management are committed to ensuring that FC United operates within our financial means and hopes that this pragmatic decision will not unduly inconvenience supporters. Please note that FC United have a contract to rent Gigg Lane for all home league matches, and therefore this is not an action that we anticipate taking for any Northern Premier League games for the forthcoming season.
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