We're all set for a busy match day at Brunton Park on Saturday - with plenty going on inside and outside the ground as we welcome Charlton Athletic … and our new owners the Piatak family!
Don’t miss it - and make sure you get here early!
The family will be in attendance for the first time since the takeover of the club was completed and, with a bumper crowd expected, it's sure to be an afternoon to remember.
And to make sure you don't miss any of it, here's what's happening and when around the ground this weekend:
9am: The entrance to West side car park will be closed from the Paddock ticket office. If you are collecting tickets please park next to the Blues Store. Entrance to the main car park will only be via the Andrew Jenkins Stand road only.
10am: The club shop and ticket office open ahead of the big game.
12:00pm: The Glass Bar opens for your pre-match refreshments.
12:30pm: Murphy's Bar and all the outlets in the Fan Zone will open. The Piatak Family will be there meeting and greeting supporters in the Fan Zone, and we've got Amigo's Mexican Street Food joining us for the first time to offer an exciting new option for supporters. We have an extra outside bar, chippy stall and coffee stand for the big game - with some additional activities for young supporters too!
Here's a full list of who will be in the Fan Zone on Saturday:
- The Chippie Van
- Amigo's Mexican Street Food
- The Greyhound Inn in Cotehill
- Shake, Waffle & Roll
- Dinky Doughnuts
- Cumbria Roast Company
- Fellwater Coffee Van
- Cumbria Whippy Van
- Temmon Ice Cream
- The pop-up tuck shop from Lonsdale Store
- Kids fairground ride
- Community Sports Trust football skills game
1:30pm: The Piatak Family will be meeting supporters in Foxy's and the bars around the ground. The turnstiles will also open at this point, with supporters able to collect free foam fingers, flags and clappers as they enter the ground (subject to availability). Fans in seating areas will have a flag on their seat waiting for them!
1:45pm: The next stop for the Piatak Family is the Legends Lounge and Raw Lounge as they meet our match day guests. Former Player Jeff Thorpe will also be in the lounges.
2:35pm: Make sure you head inside the ground and take your seat or spot on the terraces - you won't want to miss soaking up the pre-match atmosphere!
2:40pm: The Piatak Family will head onto the pitch to greet supporters as the new owners of the club. Let's give them a fantastic Cumbrian welcome!
3:00pm: Carlisle v Charlton Athletic kicks-off.
The Fan Zone and bars will then open again at half-time and full-time, with last orders called at 6pm.
Enjoy the game!