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BIG MATCH UPDATE: Handy information ahead of this weekend's game

Build up to the Northampton Town game

10 August 2018

United host Northampton Town at Brunton Park on Saturday [kick off 3pm] with the Blues looking to kick off their home campaign with three points and a good performance.

Here are some handy things to know about this weekend’s game:

A big welcome to this weekend's sponsors

On Saturday we welcome our Associate Sponsor Borderbrite, and their guests, and Match Ball Sponsor Emma Smith, who is with us to celebrate a special birthday occasion.

We hope they all have a fantastic day with us and we thank them for their support of the club.

Border Brite

Keep an eye on the pitch at half time for some fun games and activities, with local children set to take part in some football-based fun.

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CUOSC Surgery

CUOSC will be holding their Supporters’ Surgery on Saturday, between 1.30pm and 2.30pm in the Study Centre, located next to the Blues Store. 

Barry Carter from the CUSG Disabled Supporters Group will also be in attendance to answer any questions or queries our disabled fans may have.

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Get to meet the players

Some of the first team squad will be out and about around the ground on match day.

Make sure you get your selfies and autographs:

Approximately 1pm - players arrive and walk past the Fan Zone [adjacent to Foxy’s Restaurant].

1.40pm - Fan Zone ... open from 1pm adjacent to the entrance to Foxy’s. Outdoor seating area fully licensed to serve alcoholic beverages - catch the players for selfies and autographs as they make their way to the dressing room.

2.30pm - Family Zone.

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Join us for our Double Happy Hour ... and a portion of chips!

Our hospitality areas will all be in full-flow again on Saturday and we're looking forward to seeing you all there.   

Our TV screens will be showing all of the sports coverage ahead of kick off, to help you to get in the mood for the big game. And live football will also be on our screens after full time, for those of you who want to stay with us when our game has concluded.

Our catering partners, abm Catering, are delighted to confirm another Double Happy Hour in the Sporting Inn and Sunset Suite between 1pm and 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

The Double Happy Hour includes a ‘60p per pint off’ offer on Fosters, John Smiths and Strongbow [£3 per pint during the Happy Hour] – please note, Guinness and Morretti will be sold at full price.

And, in addition, abm Catering will be serving complimentary chips to anyone who is in the Sunset Suite and the Sporting Inn at 2pm! The chips will be available from the bar in both areas - make sure you don't miss out.

Remember, you can upgrade your match ticket to book a place in Foxy’s Restaurant - £25pp for a two-course meal or £30pp for a three-course meal.

We also have an extensive range of sponsorship opportunities available, from match day sponsorship to player and ball sponsorship packages. For more information please contact the Commercial Department on 01228 554 155 or email katie.mitchell@carlisleunited.co.uk

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The Mascots

Our mascots for this game are Marcus Laing, Bobby Foster, Ellethea Iddles and Tanaya Mennin.

Their favourite players are Tom Parkes, Jamie Devitt, Mike Jones and Jamie Devitt [again] respectively.

Have a great afternoon with us boys and girls.

To find out more about our Junior Blues membership click HERE.

For more on how to become a mascot, click HERE.

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the blues

Issue 1 of this season’s 'the blues' Match Day publication is on sale from our usual programme selling points and outlets around the ground.

It's a new-look fold out style offering full of stats, comments and articles from inside the club.

Get your copy to find out more!

Priced at just £1.50 it’s a must have addition to your match day experience.

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Match Day Ticket Sales

Match Day Ticket Sales are as follows:

Main Stand [B, C, Pirelli Family Stand and EWM] – from the ticket office situated on the west side of the stadium.

Paddock – from the Paddock ticket office situated at the southern end of the Paddock.

Pioneer Foods Stand and Warwick Road End – from the Pioneer Foods Stand ticket office situated on the ground floor on the east side of the stadium.

Away fans – from the away ticket office situated at the northern end of the Pioneer Foods Stand.

Remember – during the working week our Pioneer Foods Stand ticket office, situated on the first floor of the Pioneer Foods stand, is open for ticket sales for ALL areas of the ground.

The ticket office on the west side of the stadium is open on MATCH DAYS ONLY.

The ticket office is open from 10am to 5pm on weekdays (and until kick off for midweek games) and from 10am to 5.15pm on weekend match days.

It is worth noting that entry can be gained on match days by showing your ticket confirmation email on your smart phone or equivalent device. Simply present the relevant section of your eTicket for scanning at point of entry.

For full ticket office opening times and ticket prices, click HERE.

Don’t forget, you can purchase your tickets by telephone on 0844 371 1921* or buy online and print at home, or order for collection, by clicking HERE.

*Calls to this number are charged at 7p per minute from landlines. Charges from mobiles may vary. A booking fee of £1 applies to all online transactions.

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Be in it to win it with our Golden Gamble

Keep your eye out for our Golden Gamble sellers around the ground ahead of kick off.

Your tickets can be purchased for just £1 (or at 3 for £2) and give you the chance to win either £100, or the share of a cash pot, in our half time draws. 

And, while we’re on the subject, why not sign up to our exciting Blues Lotto? For just £1 you can purchase 10 lucky numbers for our weekly draw giving you the chance to win cash prizes from our fund of nearly £60,000.

There is now the opportunity to pay an additional £1 per week to upgrade to Premier Membership where there is another £17,000 cash, 3 new cars and many other prizes waiting to be won. 

For more details visit www.blueslotto.co.uk or email lottery@carlisleunited.co.uk

Alternatively call 01228 526 237 and ask for Ewan Wood. 

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The Blues Store in the East Stand

We are delighted to confirm that our Blues Store will be operating from the Club Bar adjacent to the Family Zone in the Pioneer Foods Stand once again this weekend.

A full range of stock will be available with the emphasis on smaller items, suitable for the younger visitors to our extremely popular Family Zone games and play area.

Keep your eye out for our mini-tuck shop selling a range of confectionary and drinks.

Blues Store opening times:

Monday - 10am to 5pm
Tuesday - 10am to 5pm (open until 7.45pm on a match day)
Wednesday - CLOSED 
Thursday - 10am to 5pm
Friday - 10am to 5pm
Saturday - 10am to 3pm (open until 5.30pm on match day) 
Sunday - CLOSED

Telephone sales: 01228 554 138 (during store working hours only).

Click HERE to shop at our online Blues Store.

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Challenge 25

We are operating the ‘Challenge 25’ policy at Brunton Park this season.

Please do not be offended if you are asked for ID when purchasing alcohol and if you appear to be under the age of 25 to our bar staff.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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The Supporters’ Car Park

Our supporters’ car park is open with parking available at the stadium at just £3.

Disabled parking is available at the north end of the Pioneer Stand and is for Blue Badge holders only.


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