The Emirates FA Cup 1st Rd – Match day Arrangements
Following a series of meetings with all the authorities the Club can now announce the arrangements for our forthcoming 1st Rd FA Cup tie with Colchester Utd which will be played on Sat 7 Nov kick-off 3.00pm at The FREEBETS .CO.UK Stadium, Grosvenor Vale, HA4 6JQ.
There is now limited availability of tickets for tomorrow’s FA Cup tie due to local unprecedented demand. These tickets will be made available to HOME fans only from 09:00 from the Ruislip Social Club on a first come first served basis.
There will therefore be no cash sales at the turnstile as previously advised.
The weather has beaten us and there will be NO field parking on Saturday. It is suggested that you consider alternate parking arrangements. in the side streets near to the ground or use the handful pay & display car parks which are within 10-12 minutes walk to the stadium (see map HERE for assistance).
Please be aware that the Local Hillingdon traffic enforcement department will be out and about and if you happen to park your vehicle inappropriately in the one of the side streets you are likely to get a ticket. You have been warned!
Fans will be directed to the designated turnstile by stewards on arrival (see below). There will be a good number of stewards on duty in and around the stadium at all times and ALL fans are asked to comply with any instructions given to ensure safety and security for all.
Home fans will be directed by the match day stewards to use the main turnstiles (1 to 4) at the front of the stadium. On entry please do not loiter, move further into the stadium in order to ease any congestion issues. Home supporters will have use of the Bulla Stand end, the Main ‘Wells Glass’ Stand, the Brian Collins Stand and the terracing behind the dugouts for the duration of the match.
Away Fans will be directed by the match day stewards to use the turnstiles located behind the Club House by Exit Gate C. On entry please do not loiter, move further into the stadium in order to ease any congestion issues (the top end of the ground has a covered and uncovered standing area, those requiring seats these have been allocated next to the Club House).
Advance Ticket Purchase & Collection
Stones fans can purchase tickets from the Ruislip Social Club in person from noon today & tomorrow (Friday 6 Nov ), if you have purchased tickets 0n-line via the Supporters club MEGASTORE these can be collected prior to match day at the same times or on arrival on Saturday from the designated collection point. Remember to bring confirmation of your purchase and some form of id if you have purchased a concession ticket(s), entry into the stadium is as above.
The RSC will be open from 11:00 where you will be able to enjoy drinks, filled rolls, snacks etc. whilst watching the lunch-time football on the big screen. All bars will close at 14:30 to allow fans time to finish their drink and get into the ground in time for kick-off. A polite reminder, no alcohol is allowed in the ground, if you get caught you can expect to be removed by one of the stewards.
The Social Club will remain closed until after the game. The Main hall will be off limits from 19:00.
WFC Youth will be operating a BBQ (incl. soft drinks ) adjacent to the Beer garden from 11:30 to 14:40 plus the @RollinKitchen situated behind the Club House will also be in operation from 13:00 and throughout the afternoon turning out hot grub (burgers, chicken, hot dogs triple fried chips, tea/coffee & cold drinks). In the ground the Tea Bar behind the dug-outs will be open serving hot & cold drinks and the usual selection of snacks. It is also anticipated that the old Tea Bar located behind the Bulla stand will also be open serving hot & & cold drinks and snacks ( sorry no hot food).
The club recently ran a special promotion inviting FREE entry to a game in the excellent My Ruislip Magazine. Regrettably the competition rules administered by the Football Association mean that this offer has to be rescinded on this occasion. The Club are therefore prepared to offer individuals an alternate voucher for our next home Vanarama National League South game at the FREEBETS.CO.UK stadium on Sat 21st November when we take on Bath City kick-off 3.00pm.
Finally a plea to all who attend on Saturday, I know it will be busy please try and use the bins provided around the ground to dump your litter rather than on the floor!
Have a great day one and all.
Last Update 7th Nov – 21:14
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