Capacity lifted again at Field Mill - and ticket offers may follow for last 2 home matches
chad.co.uk, 7 April 2008
THE capacity at Field Mill has been raised again after talks between safety officials and new Mansfield Town chairman Tony Egginton.
On Monday evening it was revealed that the limit at the ground for the last two home matches of the season would be 7,500.
And now the chairman and Mansfield mayor, apppointed a week ago, hopes to introduce special ticket deals to 'encourage capacity crowds' at the Mill for the Stags' last two home matches.
The two games - against Shrewsbury on Saturday 19th April and Rotherham on Saturday 26th April - are sure to be crucial as the Stags scrap to avoid relegation from the Football League.
And after witnessing the passion created by a larger crowd from discounted admission at the Wrexham match last week, the new club chairman is determined to recreate that atmosphere.
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Adult tickets for the Wrexham game were £10, £5 with a voucher from the previous home match - and last week's Chad.co.uk Stags Talk called for discounted admission to the remaining three home matches.
Now Mr Egginton is due to hold talks with chief executive Stephen Booth over the next few days.
He told Chad: "I am hoping to deliver a special ticket deal to encourage capacity crowds. Whatever happens I will give the club, its players and fans my best shot at trying to resolve the issues (off the field at the club) and keep Mansfield in the Football League."
Last week the capacity at Field Mill was reduced to 50%, 4,684, from 80% by Nottinghamshire County Council's Safety Advisory Group.
It followed former chairman and safety certificate holder James Derry's resignation from Mansfield Town.
His replacement, Mr Egginton, was also named as the safety certificate holder, but safety officials said he needed time to adjust to his new role.
Chief executive Mr Booth, who last week labelled the capacity cut as a 'slap in the face' for the club's safety team, told Chad on Monday evening: "I am delighted to hear that the capacity has been raised."
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