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DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL: I can't thank the Carlisle United community enough

David Holdsworth on the Cumbrian spirit

20 March 2020

In light of guidance received in the latest daily update from Downing Street, specifically on the need for increased social distancing as the battle against the Coronavirus continues, Carlisle United can confirm that we are further reducing ticket office working hours from Monday morning onwards.

The main ticket office will now be open as follows, until further notice:

Monday – 10am to 4pm
Tuesday – 10am to 4pm
Wednesday – CLOSED
Thursday – 10am to 4pm
Friday – 10am to 4pm
Saturday – CLOSED
Sunday – CLOSED

Phone: 0330 094 5930 (option 1)

Meanwhile the Blues Store will move to its reduced hours of working as follows:

Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – 10am to 3pm 
Wednesday – CLOSED
Thursday – 10am to 3pm 
Friday – CLOSED
Saturday – 10am to 3pm
Sunday – CLOSED

0330 094 5930 (option2)

We request that fans only visit us in person when it is absolutely necessary to do so.

Please use our dedicated ticket office and Blues Store telephone numbers wherever possible, or contact us by email should you have any type of question or query. 

Calls are charged at your standard network rate.

Remember, there are huge savings to be made in our ongoing sale on all items at the Blues Store.

Shop online HERE.


Meanwhile director of football David Holdsworth praised the Cumbrian community spirit as fans continue to contact the club with their well wishes and support.

“This is a situation which is affecting everybody in so many ways, but we’ve been overwhelmed here at the club by the number of messages we’ve received from people who clearly have the best interests of Carlisle United at heart,” he said.

“Every day brings more restrictions on people and what they are allowed to do in their normal lives, but that just seems to increase the level of concern towards the club, which is absolutely amazing.

“I can’t thank the Carlisle United community enough – and I know full well that our community spreads way beyond the boundaries of Cumbria. There are fans contacting us from far and wide to tell us that they want to help us in any way they can, and that’s something we all deeply appreciate.

“For our part, we feel we need to thank all of those who are fighting this disease and who are working hard to ease this situation on our behalf. We know we have teachers, medical staff, emergency service personnel, delivery drivers and hundreds and hundreds of people who follow the club and who are involved in all kinds of services who are fighting this daily battle first-hand, and we thank them all.

“The level of commitment from so many people is typical of what happens in times of crisis, and the response from the fan base to the difficult requests that are being made of them sums up the Cumbrian spirit that always finds a way to shine through. This city, this region, this club has been through some really tough tests in recent years, but we always seem to come through it with heads held high and standing side by side.”

“Our club staff have worked hard through this testing period, and we thank them all for that,” he added. “Updates have been regular and informative, a lot of work has been done behind the scenes, and this all comes from a desire to make sure that Carlisle United continues to build bonds with its wider family, and that we all keep pushing in the same direction.

“Alongside that, the messages of goodwill from our loyal business partners and sponsors have been very welcome and reassuring. Our main partner, EWM, are in constant contact and they have also shown amazing support through this tough economic time.

“I and we here at the club are determined to get through this. With your continued support we know we will come out of the other side of this crisis, whenever that may be, stronger and feeling more united than ever.

“Thank you all once again and, finally, please continue to heed the advice given, look after yourselves, and each other, and stay safe!”

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