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Announcement: Ticket allocation for Queen's

Tue, 21/01/2020 - 22:01

Ticket Arrangements for the Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Irish Cup 6th round tie against Queen's University at The Dub on Saturday 1st February

It has been confirmed that Glentoran’s ticket allocation for the Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Irish Cup 6th round tie against Queen's University at the Dub on Saturday 1st February will be 150 tickets. We made the offer to Queen's to switch the game to the Oval, at zero cost to them, but as is their right as the first name out of the hat, they have chosen to host the game at their home ground.

As we have nearly 750 life season ticket holders and season ticket holders and a steadily growing regular weekly support, obviously demand will significantly outstrip supply and it will impossible to satisfy all of our supporters’ desire to attend this match.

So, and the club has had to look long and hard at deciding the fairest way to allocate the 150 available tickets and has decided on the following system:

All life season ticket holders and those season ticket holders (all categories) who have held a Season Ticket for the past 9 consecutive years (that’s as far back as our reliable records go) will be entered into a draw for tickets, The draw will be conducted by Mick McDermott and Paul Millar. For complete transparency, a small group of matchday volunteers, all of whom were ST holders prior to serving the club and who normally attend away fixtures will also be added to the draw.

The draw will take place after training on Thursday night (23rd January).

The first 150 names drawn will be given 3 days to pay and collect their tickets.

Once the draw is complete the first 150 names drawn will be published here and will be able to collect their tickets at the Oval during the following times:

Saturday 9:30-3:30pm (Superstore)

Sunday 1pm (Superstore)

Monday 8am-3pm (Secretary’s office)

The remaining names in the draw, not in the initial 150, will be drawn at the same time to create a reserve list. They will be contacted in the order they are drawn, and given the opportunity to come, pay and collect a ticket that has not been claimed through the initial allocation process. Tickets are non-transferable and must be collected by the ST holder in person, upon production of the ST.

It is hoped the draw can be screened live on the club Facebook page. This will be confirmed on Thursday, as will the exact time.

We recognise and appreciate that there will be some supporters who have loyally attended and paid each week at the turnstile during this 9-year cut off period. We simply have no way of knowing who you are, nor do we have your contact details. Similarly, there will be some long-term ST holders or those who have several long-term ST holders in the family or group of friends, that they attend games with, who will sadly miss out. This is unavoidable in any fair draw.   

If by any remote chance, there are still tickets remaining after this process, they will be put on general sale.

Details of the timing of the draw and the collection periods will be posted here on the official site, once we confirm delivery of the tickets from Queens. We thank you for your patience, your understanding and your support.