Thursday, October 22, 2009

Northwich Victoria urge fans to buy their tickets before matchday

Source: Northwich Guardian

11:39am Thursday 22nd October 2009

NORTHWICH Victoria have warned supporters that do not buy their ticket in advance of Saturday’s FA Cup clash with FC United of Manchester that they may miss out.

Owner Jim Rushe told the Guardian that the first two days’ sales had been better than he expected.

“We’re really pleased,” he said.

“The response from both sets of fans has been fantastic and we’re excited at the prospect of such a big crowd watching the match at the weekend.

“However I would urge anybody who has the chance to buy their ticket before Saturday.”

Rushe met representatives from Cheshire Police yesterday, Wednesday, to discuss arrangements for the visit of the Rebels.

Talk turned to the possibility of a sell out at Victoria Stadium.

“There is every chance,” admitted Rushe.

“I would hate people who count themselves among our hardcore support and who have followed the team’s fortunes week in, week out to not be able to watch the game.

“I can’t stress enough how important it is for fans to buy their tickets as soon as possible.”

In April 2006 more than 3,000 people watched the hosts beat Stafford Rangers to clinch the Conference North title.

Since then the gate at the Victoria Stadium has swelled above 2,000 only once, for the visit of Kidderminster Harriers for an FA Trophy semi final second leg clash in March 2007.

Vics won 3-2, but missed out on a trip to Wembley on aggregate.

Tickets will be on sale at the Victoria Stadium today, Thursday, and tomorrow until 7pm.

The office opens at 10am on match day.

Kick off is 3pm.

Northwich firm Level One, based on Witton Street in the town centre, is selling tickets during retail hours too.

For further details, call Dave Thomas on 01606 815227.