Pitching In Northern Premier League Marine announces that they are delighted with the number of fans attending the first two games at the Marine Travel Arena this season. Over 800 attended the Tuesday evening FA Cup replay against Workington followed by nearly 1,200 attending the bank holiday game against Prescot Cables. Marine beat Workington 2-1 to progress to the 1st Qualifying Round FA Cup tie away at Dunston, whilst on Monday the Mariners defeated Cables 3-1.
Marine’s next scheduled home league game is on Tuesday 7th September when they entertain Glossop North End in what is just their second home league game this season. Season ticket sales this week topped 400 for the first time and are now 170% up on last season. New ticket scanning technology installed by the club prior to the start of the season has worked very well and has helped turnstile operators deal with the increased numbers entering the stadium at both games.
Club officials continue to request fans to purchase their match tickets online in advance of arriving at the stadium in order to avoid any delays before the game, such as those caused on Monday by a small number of fans arriving without tickets.
Adult tickets for the Glossop North End game on Tuesday cost £10.60 including transaction and booking fees of 60p. Concessionary tickets for retired citizens (aged 65 and over) and for students in full time education cost £6.40 including fees of 40p. Junior tickets (aged 12-16) cost £3.30 including fees of 30p, whilst children aged up to 11 have free admission only if they are accompanied by an adult who has purchased the tickets via Kaizen.
Tickets for the game against Glossop North End are now on sale and can only be purchased using the link:
Fans entering the stadium must provide their e-ticket or printed ticket which will be scanned on entry at gates 1 or 2 on College Road, or at gates 5 and 6 adjacent to the club entrance which will also be open to accommodate the extra number of spectators that are expected to attend the game.
All gates will open on Tuesday at 6:45pm at which time the Arriva Suite and 1894 bar can be accessed for refreshments and snacks.
Season tickets and Membership cards must be presented for scanning at the turnstiles whilst holders of NHS or Student season tickets should also present their ID badges.
Marine Chairman Paul Leary said:
“We were really pleased with the attendance on Monday for the game against Prescot Cables. The atmosphere in the stadium was electric and the feedback from fans was superb. The improvements in the facilities in the clubrooms and in the stadium were well received, in addition to the barbeque and snack bar food provided by our new catering partner Crosby Fresh. Many fans including Tottenham Hotspur supporters have visited Marine for the first time this season, attending either at the games against Workington and Prescot or at other times to see the tribute wall installed to acknowledge the thousands of people who bought virtual tickets for the FA Cup game in January. Their reaction to the permanent tribute has been quite incredible and moving and it has been a pleasure to meet the fans personally whenever possible.”
Paul Leary added:
“I look forward to meeting the players, staff, officials and supporters of Glossop North End at the Marine Travel Arena on Tuesday in what will be another tough game as we bid to improve on our league position.”