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MATCH DAY INFO: Catering, Fan Zone and more

What's on and where this weekend

14 April 2023

Match Previews

MATCH DAY INFO: Catering, Fan Zone and more

What's on and where this weekend

14 April 2023

Carlisle United v Northampton Town, Saturday 15 April, kick off 3pm

Match Sponsor - Burnetts

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Click HERE to visit the official Burnetts website.

Associate Sponsor - Aaron Rail

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Click HERE to visit the official Aaron Rail website.

Associate Sponsor - Border Brite

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Click HERE to visit the official Border Brite website.

Associate Sponsor - Speedy Freight

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Click HERE to visit the official Border Brite website.

Match Ball Sponsor - Yellowjacket Bar

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Yellowjacket Bar sponsors todays match ball in the loving memory of a True Blue, almost 4 years on; Stuart Cameron Ellis. Who would be celebrating his 65th Birthday on April 11. Always with us.

Match Ball Sponsor - Malcolm & Yvonne Millar

We hope you have a fantastic day with us!

Match Ball Delivery System - Ascott Transport Ltd
 
Click HERE to visit the ATL official website.
 
ATL
 
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Special Guests

For Northampton we welcome Jackie Ashurst, Paul Haigh and Kevin Carr who will join our hospitality guests and take to the pitch at half time.

Jackie spent the first seven years of his career with Sunderland, and joined the Blues in August 1981 having spent time with Blackpool. He went on to play for Leeds, Doncaster and Rochdale. 

Paul started his career at Hull City, where he made 180 league appearances, before joining United in 1980. He made over 200 appearances over the next seven seasons. In the middle of the 88/89 season he broke two bones in his back, caused by a heavy landing in an FA Cup match against Wigan, forcing him to retire from football at the age of 30.

Kevin, a keeper by trade, made over 200 appearances in Football League for Newcastle United, Carlisle, Darlington and Hartlepool, before playing non-league football with Blyth Spartans. 

Another favourite, Matt Robson, will be in the east stand concourse where he will take part in a Q&A. Matty played over 200 appearances for us during a six-season stay and netted 25 goals along the way.

Jay Rosa, a Professional Football Freestyler, will be showcasing his unique skills in the Fan Zone ahead of kick off and on the pitch at half time. Find out more about Jay via his social media platforms.

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Bucket Collection

The Samaritans will be with us at collection points around the ground ahead of kick off. Please do give generously to help a fantastic cause.

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The Fan Zone (west side of the stadium ... opens at 12pm).

Live Music - There will be no live music this weekend, but we will have a DJ in the East Stand concourse providing match day entertainment.

Our outdoor Fan Zone has the Container Bar as its focal point, and there are three serving hatches, which will be serving lager and soft drinks (Heineken Silver, Moretti, Fosters, Ullswater Blonde, Pilsner).

Please note - transactions at the Container Bar are card only. 

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SPECIAL OFFER: It's just £3 per pint for Farm to Glass, Fosters, Strongbow, Theakstons, Inch's Cider, Ullswater Blonde and Ullswater Pilsner BEFORE 2pm in the Fan Zone, and in Murphy's Bar and the Glass Bar!

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The players arrive for the build-up to the game at just after 1pm (approximately) and this will be a great chance for you to get your selfies and autographs when they wander through the Fan Zone before they head into the pre-match meeting.

We are pleased once again to have Stackerz-Grill Bar with us again for this fixture, right at the heart of our Fan Zone as usual.

They'll be here with their famous Cumbrian steak mince Stacker Burgers, home made chips, and more ... their match day offerings are proving to be extremely popular!!

Click HERE for more information on Stackerz.

And The Chippie Van will also be on hand once again with their award-winning fish and chip style selection of mouth-watering match day food.

Click HERE for more on our partnership with The Chippie Van.

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Also with us is Shake, Waffle and Roll!

Shaky, their 1950s inspired VW catering van, sells delicious Belgian lolly waffles (waffles on a stick) and a range of flavoured milkshakes. The waffles and milkshakes are available with a choice of toppings and sauces.

For more information on these special match day treats, click HERE.

We're delighted to welcome Cumbria Roast this weekend, complete with Yorkshire Pudding. They'll be with us to provide a fantastic roast option 

We also welcome the Fellwater Coffee Van which will be serving a range of coffees and hot chocolate drinks.

Click HERE to find out more about Fellwater Coffee - they'll be with us from pre-match until after half time.

As a new addition we welcome Dinky Doughnuts to our match day repertoire.

Surely this is a treat we'll all be enjoying!

Click HERE to visit the Dinky Doughnuts Facebook page.

We will also have a Pop-up Tuck Shop selling a range of sweets and soft drinks in the Fan Zone. We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Lonsdale Store.

Mr Whippy Ice Cream will be on-site with an excellent selection of ice creams and lollies, just to make the day even better!

Horsebox Bar - This will be open this weekend, in the Warwick Road End, with alcoholic drinks available.

The Horesbox Bar is another of our card only facilities.

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Bars and facilities 

The Glass Bar (formerly the Sunset Suite) will open at 12pm. Inch's Cider Berries and Old Mout Cherries are now available in this bar.

Murphy's Bar will open at 12pm as we all get together ahead of kick off, and will have a guest bitter - Theakston's Bitter. Inch's Cider is also available in this bar.

SPECIAL OFFER: It's just £3 per pint for Fosters, Strongbow, John Smiths, Inch's Cider, Ullswater Blonde and Ullswater Pilsner BEFORE 2pm in the Fan Zone, and in Murphy's Bar and the Glass Bar!

There'll be a free pie with every pint purchased, while stocks last, after the full-time whistle has blown.

The bar in Foxy's Restaurant will also close an hour after the game.

We're delighted to confirm that Neck Oil and Heineken Silver will be available on draught throughout this season.

We also have Ullswater Blonde Gluten Free beer in the Glass Bar. 

Our east stand outlets stock Kronenburg as an addition to their refreshment provisions, and they will all be open for business from 1.45pm.

And, for the hot drink lovers out there, the Pioneer bar will also have Espresso, Café Latte and Cappuccino (using Brunton Blend beans) as a match day trial. 

Please do give them a try.

Don't forget that contactless payment is available at all outlets.

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Try the bar in the East stand concourse!

Adjacent to the Family Zone and the seated area, our concourse bar is open for every home game.

This facility will be selling Tirril Beers, soft drinks and tuck shop items.

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Kiosks open:

The kiosks will be open in all areas of the stadium with a selection of McCall’s pasties on offer - including the return of the Brunton Pastie! -  as well as soft drinks and our fantastic Brunton Blend coffee, supplied by John Watt & Son, and Cumbrian Tea, for the leafier drinkers amongst you.

Ross’s Bar in the Pioneer Stand will have Nachos with cheese and/or jalapenos as yet another different offering for your match day delight.

Both Balderstone's and McConnell's will be running a cashless service.

The Balderstone Bar and Ross's Bar will undergo a rededication ceremony, with new branding. More to follow on this after the game.

McVitie's Bar will have Cherries and Berries on draught.

Don't forget your Pie & Pint offer at just £6!

You can enjoy a pizza and a soft drink for £4.75.

And there's your Pie & Hot drink offer for just £4.50!

Also don't forget that contactless payment is available at all outlets.

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Click and collect app - buy your food and drink using our handy new app!

You can order your match day refreshments via an app which provides a 'click and collect' service for the purchase of food and drink inside the stadium.

Our app is in operation in the following areas: 

+ McVitie’s Bar
+ Pioneer Bar
+ Balderstone’s Bar
+ Ross’s Bar
+ Sunset Suite

To download the app click HERE for Apple or HERE for Android.

Then:

+ Select the products you want.
+ Pick the collection time.
+ Pick the location.
+ Pay.

It's then a case of going to the collection point at your chosen time and your food and drink will be ready to enjoy!

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East Stand Family Zone

Carlisle United’s Family Zone is in full swing again this season with hundreds of children and youngsters making use of what is a fantastic facility in the East Stand.

The Family Zone opens at 1.30pm on a Saturday match day, and at 6.30pm for an evening fixture, and provides a fun place to meet new friends and play games ahead of the big match action.

The Zone is open through to half time and, with staff in place to keep an eye on things, gives a safe and secure environment where children of all ages can relax.

We have XBox gaming facilities, pool, bar football, table tennis, plus plenty of activities for children of all ages.

And you can look forward to a visit from some players, and Olga the big fluffy fox, ahead of the game!

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Also for our younger fans:

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There's a tuck shop ideal for pocket money purchases, with soft drinks and a selection of sweets available, at the Warwick Road End of our east stand concourse, and at the bar adjacent to the Family Zone.

Pop into the Blues Store as well - there's loads of little keepsakes to take away.

If you see Olga walking around, inside or outside the ground, make sure you say hello and get a selfie. 

Do the same with the players when they arrive ahead of the game, over in our Fan Zone on the west side of the stadium (just after 1pm).

And see above for all of your munchable options, with our pizza option proving to be very popular.

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Contactless payment:

We’re delighted to confirm that we have contactless payment, with the cash payment option reduced to one till per refreshment point.

We hope this provision enhances your match day experience.


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