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WEST STAND UPPER IS MADE ALL-TICKET
28th August 2009 16:48


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http://www.mansfieldtown.net/page/NewsDetail/0,,10325~1768299,00.html

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West Stand Upper is made all-ticket
CHAD.co.uk, 26 August 2009
With increased crowds and seating problems last weekend, Mansfield Town have decided to make the West Stand Upper is to be all-ticket from now on.

http://www.chad.co.uk/stags/West-Stand-Upper-is-made.5588225.jp

Stags' season ticket initiative is helping to lift crowds at Field Mill with another 3000 plus crowd last Saturday and the mouthwatering possibility of the first 4,000 attendance on Bank Holiday Monday when the club play Kettering Town, who are expected to bring a good number of supporters to Mansfield.

But the success of the season ticket scheme has brought its challenges with many fans unhappy over the club's handling of their decision late last week to sell specific seats which fans must sit in last Saturday.

A club spokesman said: "There have been a number of teething problems regarding seating arrangements which the club is addressing as each match comes along. Some issues cannot be dealt with quickly and require the approval of the Safety Advisory Group that governs safety and security at the ground."

So the latest decision from Field Mill is that with immediate effect the West Stand Upper is now all ticket. So there are no longer any matchday admissions to the West Stand Upper from the turnstiles.

There are currently 209 seats available in the West Stand Upper area, but the majority are single seats. Full details of these at http://www.chad.co.uk

The seats are now available from the ticket office, either to anyone wanting to buy a season ticket or to anyone wanting to sit in the West Stand Upper area.

Supporters are urged to book tickets on 01623 482482 by 5pm on the day before any scheduled match.

There is significant seating availability in the West Stand Lower with 863 seats available on a matchday admission basis. There are lots of seats where fans can sit together in unreserved seating in WSL as well as 900 seats available in the Quarry Lane stand.

Stags are urging fans to respect the 'reserved' seat stickers all across the ground.

Any season ticket holder that wants to bring a guest to the match can still do so but they are asked to book the ticket ahead of matchdays.

If no adjacent seat is available then the ticket office staff will relocate the season ticket holder to the WSL or Quarry Lane Stand for that specific game with their guest. If a longer term solution is required then the season ticket holder will be offered alternative seats with their guest.
Availability is as follows: West Stand Upper

Block K-66 Seats available

3 Sets of pairs of tickets together
12 individually located seats available
48 seats grouped together at the rear of this block in rows N, P and Q

Block L-25 Seats Available

2 Pairs of tickets together
23 individually located seats available

Block M-28 Seats Available

1 Pair of tickets together
16 individually located seats available
10 seats grouped together in row R


Block P-60 Seats Available

8 Pairs of tickets located together
25 seats grouped together in rows Q & R
19 individually located seats available

Block Q-40 Tickets

3 Pairs of tickets located together
22 individual seating available
12 seats grouped together in rows P, Q & R

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Stags make upper West Stand all-ticket
Evening Post, August 26, 2009

MANSFIELD Town hope to solve recent seating problems at Field Mill by making the upper West Stand all-ticket with immediate effect.

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/football/Stags-make-upper-West-Stand-ticket/article-1283390-detail/article.html

Thanks to cut-price season tickets and more than 500 under-13s getting in for free, the Stags have had crowds in excess of 3,000 for their first three home games of the season.
They are hoping to crack the 4,000 barrier for the visit of Kettering on Bank Holiday Monday, a side expected to bring a decent away following.
But the improvement in attendances has brought a number of teething problems over seating arrangements.
As of now, there are 223 spare seats available in the upper West Stand, but the majority are singles.
They are available by contacting the club office on 01623 482482, where staff can provide more specific details.
Fans are asked to apply early to avoid disappointment and by 5pm on Friday before any scheduled match.
However, there is significant seating availability in the lower West Stand with 863 seats available on a match-day admission basis.
There are also 900 seats in the Quarry Lane stand and these two areas will allow fans to comfortably sit together.
The Stags are urging fans to respect the reserved seat stickers all across the ground.
Any season ticket holder that wants to bring a guest to the match can still do so but they are asked to book the ticket ahead of match days.
If no adjacent seat is available then the Ticket Office staff will relocate the season ticket holder to the lower West Stand or Quarry Lane Stand for that specific game.
Should a longer term solution be required, then the season ticket holder will be offered alternative seats with their guest.
A club statement said: "The increased atmosphere created within the ground is very noticeable, not just by the fans themselves, but by the players on the pitch.
"Coupled with the savings made by "retiring" certain sections in the ground, it all add up to helping the club achieve its long term objectives."

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