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PRE-MATCH UPDATE: Handy information ahead of the weekend game

Offers and things to look out for on Saturday

14 December 2018

A big welcome to this weekend's sponsors

On Saturday we welcome staff and guests from East Road Garage, Egremont as our Associate Match Sponsor.

Raymond Bristo is here with his guests as our Match Ball Sponsor, so keep an eye out for him as he takes part in the pre-match line up.

We hope they all have a fantastic time ... and bring us more luck!

Have a great day with us everybody.

Keep an eye on the pitch at half time as under-10 players from Pirelli and Calthwaite play against each other as part of our half time entertainment package. Always good fun - make sure you pick your winner and cheer them on.

Kids

We're also looking forward to welcoming children from Northbank under-10s, Cumbria Downs Syndrome Support Group, Windscale AFC, Caldew Lea School, Fellview Primary School, Warwick Wanderers under-10s and Keswick under-14s who all join us as part of our Community Ticket Scheme, sponsored again this season by the Cumberland.

Some of the players will be up to see you ahead of kick off boys and girls, so make sure you get your selfies and autographs!

Remember, 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.  

Save £3 on match day prices by purchasing your ticket before 5pm on Friday!

Popping into the Blues Store this week ... did you know we also sell home match tickets from the Blues Store? Speak to our friendly staff in the Store and they'll help you to get your ticket for this weekend's game.

*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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CUOSC Surgery and 'Bring a Tin' Foodbank appeal

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.

This weekend the surgery is also being used as a deposit as part of our 'Bring a Tin' foodbank collection. Please click HERE for more details of the collection, including a list of suitable items.

The foodbank collections have been extremely successful and have helped some vulnerable people in the recent past - please give generously if you can. Thank you.

CUOSC

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Away Fan Guide 

U's supporters – click HERE for your downloadable Away Fan Guide 2018/19 ahead of your visit to Brunton Park.

Fans

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Our fantastic Double Happy Hour offer continues through December!

We're keeping our popular match day offers going through this month - thank you for supporting this initiative so far!  

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.

** Please note - our bars will be closing after the game for private party bookings - thank you for your patience and undertsanding **

Join us for our match day Happy Hour, as we now offer ...

... all draught alcoholic drinks at just £2.90 per pint ...

... in our main public areas in the west stand – Sporting Inn and Sunset Suite – with the promotion running between 12pm and 2pm on the day.

Happy Hour

Don’t miss out – support the club and not the pub on a match day!

Our special match day offer also continues ...

... you can get two bottles of Fosters for just £6 at all bars across the stadium!!

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*** AND THAT'S NOT ALL!!! ***

Each round of drinks purchased in the Sunset Suite on Saturday will come with a raffle ticket.

The Peter Jackson the Jeweller man-of-the-match will then pick a winner after the game, and they will receive 24 bottles of Heineken.

Please note, if the winner isn’t in the Sunset Suite when the draw is made, another ticket will be picked out.

*** AND THERE'S MORE!!! ***

Win or lose we'll be hosting a Winner's Happy Hour [should the result go against us, we'lll still be running the offer] in the Sunset Suite and Sporting Inn after full time - between 4.45pm and 5.45pm - hopefully we'll be helping you to celebrate yet another three points!

Prices will be the same as our main match day Double Happy Hour offer above. 

Happy Hour

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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 blues.store@carlisleunited.co.uk 

Please note - Guiness and Moretti will be sold at full price throughout the duration of this offer.

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Kids' Meal Deal

We have a match day meal deal offer, perfect for our younger fans, which comes in its own special activity box ... with a pencil so you can complete the games and answer the questions on the outside of the packaging.

For just £3.50 you will get:

Meal Deal

+ Your activity box (plus pencil)
+ Sausage roll
+ Packet of Hula Hoops
+ Fruit Shoot drink

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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.

Remember – access has changed due to new counter-terrorism advice. Both of our Warwick Road car entry points are now closed 30 minutes prior to kick off, with access then diverted to the Stonyeholme Golf Course entrance.

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For full details, click HERE.

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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:

2.15pm - Some of the players will be meeting our Community Ticket Scheme children in the Community Stand. It's a great chance for our young fans to see their heroes.

2.30pm - Family Zone - play games and get up close and personal with some of the lads.

Players

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The Mascots

We are looking forward to welcoming four mascots to the game this weekend:

Shae Beattie
Favourite player – Danny Grainger and Adam Collin

Zach Goodfellow
Favourite player – Jamie Devitt

Jessica Wildey
Favourite player – Danny Grainger

Ruben Taylor
Favourite player – Jerry Yates

Have a great afternoon with us everyone!!

Don't forget, our Junior Blues are treated to exclusive events, meet the player sessions and behind the scenes visits as part of their membership.

Don't miss out - join us right now!

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 14 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!

the blues

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.

Fans

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. 

Car

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.

New replica home kits now in - visit the Blues Store to get yours!

We also have a wide range of training kit and leisure wear available.

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.


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