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From the Boardroom

Good evening and welcome back to the Liberty. Also, a warm welcome to the directors and supporters from Sheffield United.

Some of you have likely seen an initiative we are running around next weekend’s FA Cup fixture against Gillingham, where local junior football teams are being encouraged to attend the match together.

This ‘Come With Your Club’ campaign gives junior football teams the opportunity to book group tickets for the fourth-round tie at a discounted rate that is less than individually-priced tickets.

Clubs that sign up will also be able to sit together for the game and be entered into our star prize draw, where the winning club will be granted sole use of the Liberty Stadium pitch and dressing rooms at the end of the season for a training session or inter-club match.

The more group tickets each club takes up, the more entries the club will receive in the draw – and the bigger chance of winning that unique experience of playing on the pitch at the Liberty.

At the time of writing, we had sold over 1,500 tickets as part of the initiative to over 30 different clubs. There should be a fun atmosphere from the areas where these teams are sitting.

If your club is coming together, please wear your tracksuits and/or kits to the match. Weather permitting; we hope to have some extra youth-oriented activities around the Jacks Zone prior to the match. Stay tuned for details.

Regardless of whether children choose to attend the match with their club, we have priced all under-16 tickets at just £1 as part of the ‘Kids for a Quid’ campaign.

We have also tried to keep adult costs as low as possible, bearing in mind we needed to get agreement from Gillingham on final ticket pricing.

Season ticket holders and Jack Army members are able to attend for only £10, with non-season ticket holders paying £15. Concessions are priced at £7.50 and £12.50 accordingly but the price does increase on matchday, so make sure you get your tickets in advance.

Everyone’s support for our third-round fixture against Aston Villa was tremendous. Over 2,000 fans made the trip up to Birmingham – many of whom were season ticket holders, whose continued loyalty to the club was recognised through the free tickets they received for the tie.

The sound from the away end was deafening and no doubt helped our team’s performance, and the result made for a pleasant trip back to South Wales for everyone.

On the subject of tickets, season ticket renewals continue to go very well. Please remember that the early bird window to purchase next year’s season ticket was extended by a full month until the end of January.

If you have yet to renew your seat, please remember the discounted pricing expires at the end of this month.

Lastly, today is the first match for those fans who bought “half-season” tickets as part of the ‘Pack of 10’ package. A special welcome to all of you!

Enjoy the match.

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ClubChris Pearlman

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