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14th January 2008 23:46

Middlesbrough cup tickets info - full details here --->


FA Cup vouchers at Darlo game
MANSFIELD Town will be issuing vouchers to fans at Saturday's League Two clash with Darlington which will give them priority to buy tickets for the FA Cup tie with Premiership Middlesbrough.
The Boro match - on Saturday 26th December, kick-off 12.30pm - is an all-ticket game for both home and away supporters, on the advice of police.

And the Stags have frozen admission prices for the big game.

Interest in the FA Cup Fourth Round clash has been increasing daily since the Stags were drawn at home to Boro's top stars.

The match will be screened live on BBC 1 - handing the Stags a £150,000 windfall.

And the Field Mill capacity for the tie has been raised from 5,457 to around 7,300 by safety officials. Boro have been handed a 1,420 allocation in the North Stand.

Excluding sponsors, corporate hospitality members, season ticket holders, scouts and press, there will be approximately 3,600 tickets for Stags supporters.

However, supporters who go to the Darlington match will be guaranteed a seat for the Middlesbrough cup tie.

Paying customers with a voucher from the Darlington game can buy a ticket for the Middlesbrough match that evening (5-6pm)and/or on Sunday, 20th January (10am-3pm).

Chief executive Stephen Booth said: "It would be great to see people turning out in numbers this Saturday.

"They can help us hopefully start to move up the League table, as well as ensuring a ticket for the biggest game in the club's history - apart from the Millennium Stadium - for 20 years."

Season ticket holders are given first priority to purchase their cup tickets from Wednesday, 16th January, and their seats will be reserved until Sunday, 20th January.

Season ticket holders can purchase one match ticket per season ticket book.

Stags Supporters' Association (SSA) members, who aren't season ticket holders and/or can't attend the match this Saturday, will be allowed to take advantage of their priority purchasing scheme on Monday 21st January.

SSA members must produce their membership card when purchasing their cup ticket. SSA members will be issued one ticket per SSA membership card.

Some SSA members have already complained about the arrangement, believing that their group has second priority on cup tickets as part of their sponsorship - which has included paying for training facilities for the players.

But Mr Booth told Chad: "I spoke to a representative from the SSA before finalising details for the sale of tickets.

"He said that most members would either be a season ticket holder or attending the match this Saturday and so get a voucher.

"I am sure that there will still be enough tickets left for any other SSA members on Monday."

Any remaining tickets will go on general sale on Tuesday, 22nd January, from 9am.

Admission prices have been frozen at:
South Stand - £18 for adults, £10 OAPs, £10 students, £7 U16s.
West Stand (lower) - £16, £10, £10, £7.
West Stand (upper) - £17, £11, n/a, £8.

Stags are also offering fans a corporate package to watch the Boro game in style:

The deal includes:

A match ticket, with a view from the best seats in the ground.

A match programme.

Brunch at local restaurant 'Il Rosso'.

Transport to and from Il Rosso to Field Mill.

Half-time and post match refreshments, including tea and coffee, and a pay bar in the 'Cross Bar'.

Prices are £75 including VAT. Contact Tony Lormor on 0870 756 3160 to book a hospitality package. Hospitality packages must be confirmed by Friday, 18th January 2008. Children under four years are not allowed into Field Mill and U12s must be accompanied by an adult.

If this package is a sell-out, chief executiveMr Booth said others may be made available.

The Middlesbrough match kicks off at 12.30pm and the Field Mill car park will close at noon due to safety regulations.

For further details, go to the club's official website mansfieldtown.net.

Mr Booth, who admitted he could not have envisaged having to organise such a big match when he took over the day-to-day running of the Stags last month, added: "This cup run is fun in many ways, but let's not forget the bread and butter, the League matches and staying in the League."

He added that manager Billy Dearden is 'still looking very hard' to strengthen the squad in the January transfer window.

And the chief executive also said that takeover talks were ongoing 'with a number of interested parties despite the extra workload created by the cup tie.


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