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MATCH DAY INFO: Catering and Fan Zone

What you can get and where you can get it

29 January 2023

Match Previews

MATCH DAY INFO: Catering and Fan Zone

What you can get and where you can get it

29 January 2023

Carlisle United v Barrow, Tuesday 31 January, kick off 7.45pm

Match Sponsor - Bimson Haulage

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Associate Sponsor - Stanwix Holiday Park


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Match Ball Sponsor - Heineken UK


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Match Ball Sponsor - Donaldsons Furnishers


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Another very special guest on Tuesday

We welcome that extremely popular chap Danny Grainger this Tuesday evening.

He's available pre-match for autographs and pictures in the Fan Zone, and he’ll be in the west stand bars to say hello to fans.

He then joins our hospitality guest in Foxy’s and Kingmoor Park Legends Lounge for a Q&A and post-match analysis. He'll also be on the pitch at half time.

The former-Blues skipper led by example every time he took to the pitch, and was a hugely positive influence in the dressing room as he looked to drive standards.

And let's not forget he bagged 34 goals in 197 appearances through a five-year stay with his boyhood club. Not bad for a defender!

Make sure you grab him for those autographs and selfies - he'll be more than happy to say hello!


fan zone

The Fan Zone (west side of the stadium ... open at 5.30pm)

Live Music - There will be no live music this weekend.

Our outdoor Fan Zone has the Container Bar at 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. 

Container Bar open after the game!

The Container Bar is open after the game - for one hour - for post-match drinks. This is particularly handy if you want to wait as the traffic congestion clears.

And, remember, it's free pies with your pint (while stocks last)!

Please note, if the weather is poor at full-time, the Container Bar may close.

The players arrive for the build-up to the game at just after 6pm (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 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.

fan zone

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 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.

Horsebox Bar - is another of our card only facilities. Check on the night to see if it's open.



Bars and facilities 

The Glass Bar (formerly the Sunset Suite) and Murphy's Bar will open at 5.30pm as we all get together ahead of kick off.

Both bars will close 30 minutes after the final whistle.

Please do come back inside and join us. There'll be a free pie with every pint purchased, while stocks last, after the full-time whistle has blown.

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 6.45pm.

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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


+ 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!



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 11.30am on an early 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!


Also for our younger fans:


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.


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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