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19 July 2019

The Club would like to inform all spectators the following information regarding Saturday’s pre-season friendly against Wigan Athletic.

Gary Bowyer's side take on Championship side - Wigan Athletic -  at the Utilita Energy Stadium on Saturday July 20 (kick-off 3.00pm).

To gain entry to this fixture, supporters must pay on the gate - CASH ONLY.

The admission prices for the game are:


CONCESSIONS (Over 60s & Under 16s) £5


As the cash process is slower than entry by ticket, supporters are asked to get to the stadium as early as possible for tomorrow’s game.

For home supporters, only the lower section of the JCT600 Stand West Stand will be open for this game

Home supporters must go to turnstiles W3–W6 & W11–W14 to enter the Utilita Energy Stadium. Supporters must pay cash on thee turnstiles (adults £10, concessions £5).

Turnstile W3 will be open until half-time. 

Any supporter in a wheelchair is asked to approach the JCT600 Stand via the Gate WD on Valley Parade.

Supporters in wheelchairs will be able to utilise the viewing areas in the lower section of the stand.

Away supporters will be housed in blocks F&G of the Mamma Mia stand for this pre-season friendly.

The admission prices for the game are:


CONCESSIONS (Over 60s & Under 16s) £5

Entry to the Mamma Mia Stand can be gained by paying cash on turnstiles E11&E12.

Turnstile E12 will be open until half-time. 



The club would like to remind supporters that carrying pyrotechnics into a football ground or using them is strictly prohibited.

Those found to be carrying or using pyrotechnics will face a long-term ban.

We would also like to remind supporters it is a criminal offence to go on to pitch at any time.

Anyone who does so without permission can expect to face prosecution.



Supporters are also reminded that in line with legislation and the EFL ground regulations, the entire stadium, including the seating areas, concourses, stairways, turnstiles and toilets, is a no-smoking area. The use of electronic cigarettes in all parts of the stadium is also forbidden.

Supporters are also asked not to bring bags to the stadium. Where this is unavoidable, all bags will need to be searched before entry can be allowed. Items included on the EFL ground regulations that are deemed to be a potential risk, including bottles and aerosols, will not be allowed into the stadium.

In addition, supporters will not be allowed to record or live-stream any of the live match action. We have been reminded by the EFL of its obligations to prevent live footage of the game being stored, recorded or transmitted and stewards will take appropriate action if this regulation is contravened.

Due to the potential for congestion in the North West Corner after the match with people leaving the stadium for the same safety reasons, the ticket office will not open at all after the final whistle.

A reminder to all supporters that the road closure on Midland Road that was in place last season will continue for all home league fixtures for this season.

The official match-day programme is on sale around the ground at a price of £2.


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