Carlisle United can confirm that we will host Championship promotion favourites Sunderland in the second round of this season’s Carabao Cup competition on Tuesday 22 August, kick off 7.45pm.
The Blues saw off one of League One’s pace-setters Fleetwood Town on Tuesday night with an impressive away victory courtesy of goals from Shaun Miller and Tom Miller, but they had to wait to Thursday night to find out their opponents, with the draw being made moments after the Black Cats had beaten Bury in a very tight encounter.
Manager Keith Curle said: “As we said on Thursday, this is a great tie. We want as many people as possible to come and see us take on what is one of the biggest and best supported clubs in the country.
“The fans have done their bit for us already this season and there’s no doubt we’ll need them again in this one. We want Sunderland to come here and face a club that is united, together and pushing each other on to get to the next round.
“We’re hoping to see the place packed, as it was for the Everton game, and with the kind of atmosphere we created in our play-off games. Our fans want success and this is a chance for us to put ourselves up against a great club. I want to make sure we all enjoy the occasion, but also do it properly as we look to progress in what has been a very good competition for us.”
Tickets for the Sunderland Carabao Cup game go on general sale at 12pm on Monday 14 August from the main ticket office in the Pioneer Foods Stand [East Stand].
Ticket sales will then be during normal office hours, and following the full time whistle in this weekend’s home fixture against Cheltenham Town.
Season Ticket holder seats will be reserved until 5pm on Friday 18 August. Please have your Season Ticket with you when purchasing your ticket as this will make the transaction much quicker.
Dates of sale:
|Main Ticket Office||CBS Pod Fisher Street|
|Wed 16 August||10am to 5pm||10am to 3pm|
|Thu 17 August||10am to 5pm||10am to 5pm|
|Fri 18 August||10am to 5pm||10am to 5pm|
|Sat 19 August||10am to 2.30pm||CLOSED|
|Sat 19 August||4.45pm to 5.15pm||CLOSED|
|Sun 20 August||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Mon 21 August||10am to 5pm||tbc|
|Tue 22 August||Match day prices||CLOSED|
|W/Chair & Carer||£4||£4|
|1 Adult + 1 Junior||£27||£30|
|1 Adult + 2 Junior||£35||£38|
|1 Senior + 1 Junior||£24||£27|
|W/Chair & Carer||£4||£4|
|1 Adult + 1 Junior||£21||£24|
|1 Adult + 2 Junior||£26||£29|
|1 Senior + 1 Junior||£18||£21|
Methods of purchase:
In person - from the main ticket office during normal working hours.
Telephone - the ticket office telephone number is 0844 371 1921. Calls to this number are charged at 7p per minute from landlines. Charges from mobiles may vary.
Internet - click HERE to purchase your tickets online (available for this game from 12pm on Monday 14 August).
For full home ticket information, click HERE.