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PRE-MATCH UPDATE: Handy information ahead of the visit of Tranmere

A look ahead to the weekend home game

15 September 2018

It's back to league action for the Blues on Saturday as they get ready to welcome Tranmere Rovers to Brunton Park.

A big welcome to this weekend's sponsors

On Saturday we welcome Cecil Street Auto Repairs as our Associate Sponsor.

It’s great to welcome the gang on board here at Brunton Park and we’re looking forward to seeing them and their guests on the day.

Cecil Street

Click HERE to visit their website for more information on the services they provide.

Our Match Ball Sponsors are Malcolm and Yvonne Millar.

Malcolm and Yvonne also sponsor Richie Bennett, so they’ll have been particularly pleased with last weekend’s result down at Cambridge.

Have a great day with us both!

Keep an eye on the pitch at half time for our Academy under-9 lads as they sign their contracts and then play a game. We’ll also have some other games and activities, with local children set to take part in some football-based fun.

Our Cumberland Community Stand will host groups from Lazonby School, Pirelli FC Girls, Langwathby Junior FC, Allonby Primary School, Castledown Dragons and Silloth MiniGulls.

Dragons

We hope all of the children have a fantastic day with us. 

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!

*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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Away Fan Guide

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

Fans

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Drop in to our Fan Zone

Our Fan Zone will be in operation again this weekend, adjacent to the entrance to Foxy's Restaurant.

Sponsored by Heineken, our Fan Zone is open for alcoholic and soft drinks and has the Lakeland Steaks outlet serving a wide selection of match day food and refreshments alongside the entrance to the area.

Fan Zone

The players will be popping in to the Fan Zone to say hello as they make their way to the dressing room - make sure you grab them for selfies and autographs as they pass by!

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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.

CT

For full details, click HERE.

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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.

CUOSC

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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.

2pm - Blues Store ... get your official merchandise signed by some of the players!

2.30pm - Family Zone.

Players

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Join us for our Double Happy Hour!

Our hospitality areas will 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.

Happy Hour

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.

Special weekend offer - two bottles of Fosters for just £5!!

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

We have a merry band of five mascots for the game this weekend:

Mascots

Isaac Donohoe - favourite player, Hallam Hope.

Seb Donohoe - favourite player, Danny Grainger.

Rudy Palmer - favourite player, Jamie Devitt.

Robbie Dalziel-Clark - favourite player, Hallam Hope.

Shane Dalziel - favourite player, Jerry Yates.

Have a great afternoon with us lads!!

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 6 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 now 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.

Thank you for your assistance with this matter.


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