Match declared all-ticket with capacity set at 2,150

Fans urged to arrive early.

Pitching In Northern Premier League Marine announces the arrangements for the league fixture against local rivals Bootle to be played on Monday 27th December with a 3pm kick-off.

Club officials have confirmed that ticket sales have exceeded expectations and that the game is now all-ticket with sales of the remaining tickets available only via

Adult tickets for the game purchased through Kaizen Ticketing Solutions cost £10 whilst concessionary tickets for retired citizens (aged 65 and over) and for students in full time education cost £6. Junior tickets (aged 12-16) cost £3, whilst children aged up to 11 have free admission if they are accompanied by an adult who has purchased a match ticket.

It is expected that the remaining tickets will be sold in the next couple of days, and therefore there will be no tickets available for sale at the ground on matchday.

Fans wishing to watch the game from the Jubilee Road or Crosender Road terraces must access the ground through gates 1 and 2 on College Road. Fans wanting to watch the game from the College Road end or wanting a seat in the main stand must enter the ground through gates 5 and 6. Seats in the main stand are unreserved and as soon as capacity at the College Road end has been reached gates 5 and 6 will be closed.

Gates 1 and 2 will open at 1pm at which time the Arriva Suite bar can be accessed for refreshments and snacks. Gates 5 and 6 will open at 1:45pm. The 1894 bar will be open from midday.

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.

Special arrangements have been made for the game which will see a record league attendance at Marine. Additional safety stewards will be in attendance whilst the car park is to be closed as a condition of the club’s safety certificate with Sefton Council. Alternative car parking arrangements for players and officials have been made at sites near to the Marine Travel Arena.

Merseyside Police and Sefton Council have been consulted with regards to the match arrangements for this high-profile game. There will be no re-admittance of spectators throughout the game, including half time.

Marine have won their nine home league games so far this season and are currently seven points clear at the top of the NPL West table. Marine last played Bootle in a league game in season 1951/52, in the Lancashire Combination.

Marine Chairman Paul Leary said:

“These are amazing times at Marine as we continue to benefit from a huge increase in support. Our average attendance this season is 1,041 with a total of 15,608 attending the 15 games in all competitions. I am really looking forward to this record-breaking game and to having a full house at the Marine Travel Arena. I have no doubt it will be a cracker of a contest and will be played in a fantastic atmosphere. It will be a great day for both sets of fans, and I urge supporters to arrive as early as possible to ease congestion at the turnstiles.”

Paul Leary added:

“I look forward to welcoming the players, staff, officials and supporters of Bootle FC to the Marine Travel Arena.”

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