Glenavon tickets for our JJB Sports Irish Cup 5th round tie against Portadown at Mourneview Park on Saturday 14th January will go on sale on Saturday next (7th January) at the club offices from 1.30pm. Supporters are requested to note the following:
- the game has been designated as all-ticket in all parts of the ground
- the kick-off time will be 2pm
- season tickets are not valid as this is an Irish Cup fixture (gate receipts are split 50/50 after vat and expenses deductions) so season ticket holders intending to go to the game must purchase an official match ticket in advance
- in the wake of the disturbances following the final whistle on Boxing Day, the game has now been classified as C*. This means the club must employ (a total of 46) contract stewards for searching and other duties in support of our own club stewards. In order to cover the significant additional outlay involved ticket prices for the game regrettably have to be increased. These will be Adult £11 and Concession £7 and will apply throughout the ground.
- the maximum crowd capacity for the game has been reduced down to 2,174 although Glenavon supporters can still purchase tickets for either the Geddis or Crescent Stands
- the further reduction in capacity means there is every likelihood that both the Geddis and Crescent Stands will sell out and Glenavon supporters are therefore strongly advised to purchase their match tickets as early as possible.
- details of ticket sale times during next week will be announced on this website from Saturday evening onwards. It would speed up the sales process if persons purchasing tickets could have the exact money to hand
Supporters should be aware that the arrangements set out above in relation to the all-ticket requirement, the earlier kick-off time, categorisation of the game/its consequences and also the further reduction in ground capacity have been imposed on Glenavon FC for health and safety reasons following a meeting with Craigavon Borough Council and SportNI officials earlier this week. The Board of Directors very much regrets the inconveniences which these arrangements will undoubtedly cause for supporters.