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MATCHDAY Q&A: Your FAQs answered for Oldham game this evening

14 April 2015

Here is our Matchday Q&A ahead of Tuesday’s important Sky Bet League One clash with Oldham Athletic at the Ricoh Arena...

What are the ticket prices against Oldham?

In the standard zone, it is £22 for adults, £15 concessions, £11 juniors, £7 JSBs and £3 JSB Under 12s. Tickets in the Family Zone are priced £18 for adults, £13 concessions, £9 juniors, £5 JSBs and JSB Under 12s free.

There are other pricing options for tickets on Tuesday too, with Match Packages and Memberships both reducing the cost of a match ticket. There is no matchday price increase on Tuesday night.

What are the different price options?

You can save money on the price of watching the Sky Blues against Oldham in various ways.

A Match Package makes the price £18 per game for adults in the Standard Zone while Let’s All Sing Together Members get £2 off their home league match tickets.

I want to buy a match ticket on the day of the game. Where can I go to?

The CCFC Superstore at the Gallagher Retail Park will be open from 9:30am until 5:30pm on the day of the game, with 20% off on retail items on Tuesday in the Superstore.

The Matchday Ticket Office at the Ricoh Arena will be open from 4:30pm right up until kick off. This is cash only, but there is a cashpoint inside the main atrium at the stadium.

You can also buy on the cash turnstiles in the East Stand & North Stand from 6:30pm when they open. Cash Turnstiles 28, 29, 30 & 31 will be open (If you are an Oldham fan, then you can use turnstile 4 or 5 in the South Stand)

Where will the cash turnstiles be on Tuesday night?

Cash Turnstiles 28, 29, 30 & 31 will be in operation for the game against Oldham. If demand dictates, then we will look to open up more cash turnstiles. These turnstiles will be open from 6:30pm, so there is plenty of time for you to arrive early and make sure you are in the ground ahead of kick-off.

Where can I park for the game?

All car parks will be open for the game on Tuesday. Prices are £5 in Car Park and £10 in Car Park A or B, with all three options available on the gate. If you have any queries about car parking, please e-mail karl.chester@ricoharena.com. Car parking is not available to buy from CCFC, only from the Ricoh Arena directly.

Which stands/lounges are open against Oldham Athletic?

The East, LloydsPharmacy (West) & North stands are all open for Sky Blues fans for the game on Tuesday. The South stand is open for Oldham supporters only. All lounges are available and in use for seasonal hospitality members.

Is there going to be a Family Zone?

No, the Family Zone volunteers have a well-deserved night off on Tuesday, ahead of the Family Zone climax to the season against Crewe Alexandra. Sky Blue Sam will still be around the ground though, both before the game and at half-time. At half-time, he will be giving away some more footballs and he has another Subway meal for someone to win thanks to our club partner Subway.

Will the club’s retail be on-site on Tuesday night?

Yes, our retail stall will be based in the Family Zone concourse for Tuesday’s game and will be open from 6:30pm for fans to get your CCFC retail items. In line with the CCFC Superstore, there will be 20% off on all of our retail items available at the Ricoh Arena.

I have tickets for the game to collect. Where do I need to go?

You will be able to collect your ticket from the Matchday Ticket Office at the stadium on the day of the game from 4:30pm. This is located at the old CCFC Superstore near to the Jimmy Hill statue. Please bring with you proof of ID and proof of purchase if possible.

Hospitality ticket collections will be from the VIP Collection window on the right-hand side of the atrium.

I want a specific seat for the game- should I buy in advance or on the day?

If you really want to sit in a particular seat, you need to buy in advance as we are unfortunately unable to sell you a specific seat on the night of the game from the stadium. You will be able to buy a specific seat on the day from the CCFC Superstore at the Gallagher Retail Park up until 5:30pm.

I already have a Season Ticket. Do I need to bring the whole booklet with me or can you tell me the voucher number in advance?

There may only be a few vouchers left, but you will need to bring the whole Season Ticket booklet with you to the match as this includes your seat details in it. We don’t announce the ticket number in advance of a match, but you will be able to see the ticket number above each of the turnstiles as you enter the stadium.

Season ticket holders will be charged for a ticket if they forget their season ticket; this is a refundable charge if they produce their season ticket book at the Superstore within seven days with the relevant match voucher still attached.

I want to buy a ticket for one of our away games/a Match Package/a Membership on the day of the game. Where do I go to?

Memberships (including JSBs) and Match Packages are not available from the Ricoh Arena on the day– only from the CCFC Superstore or online at www.cfcshop.co.uk.

Away tickets for the Sky Blues’ matches at Bristol City and Crawley Town will not be available to buy on the day from the Ricoh Arena.

Can I use Match Package vouchers on the turnstiles?

Yes, you can use your Match Package vouchers for entrance at the cash turnstiles or you can redeem them from the matchday ticket office at the Arena. This can be done at cash turnstiles only- numbers 28, 29, 30 & 31.

Could you not do a reduced ticket offer for these final few home matches?

Due to Football League regulations, we are restricted on the number of offers that we can do per season. These have all been used for the season, with our final offer being the Kids for a Quid game against Colchester last Saturday.

We are very conscious about the price of football, and it forms a central part of our plans for season ticket and match ticket pricing ahead of next season.

Am I allowed to drink in the stands?

In line with Football League regulations at all other grounds and our ground regulations, it is illegal to drink alcohol in the stands or anywhere in view of the pitch. Anyone found drinking in the stands will be asked to stop and if they do not comply with this request will be asked to leave the stadium. No cans are allowed in the stadium either, and that includes soft drinks.

You are also not allowed to smoke in the stands or bring flares into the stadium. We thank fans in advance for their co-operation, and advise that random searches may be undertaken to help prevent these items being brought in and to ensure that the Ricoh Arena is a safe environment for all fans.

Can I bring my own alcohol into the stadium?

Only alcohol purchased from kiosks at the Ricoh Arena can be consumed within the stadium concourse- and then only on the concourse itself (i.e. not in the stands). Similarly, only alcohol purchased in lounges/boxes can be drank in those lounges/boxes.

Is the programme available on Tuesday?

Yes, our matchday programme PUSB will be available from around the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday for £3.

There is past, present and future in the Oldham edition of PUSB…

For the past, historian Jim Brown looks back at the Sky Blue story 50 years on, and we continue our Sky Blues A to Z. In the present, Tony Mowbray, Jim O’Brien and Steve Waggott bring us their penultimate columns of the season, and we take an in-depth look at The Latics – plus all the rest of the news from around the club.

Looking to the future, we profile the young academy players who have penned professional deals with the Sky Blues – Kyle Spence, Cian Harries, Devon Kelly-Evans, Dion Kelly-Evans, George Thomas, James Maddison and Ben Stevenson.

All this and more is available for £3 in PUSB.

I want to go to the Casino before the game- shall I wait until after I’m done there to get my tickets?

If you are going to the casino before the match, we recommend that you buy or collect your tickets from the matchday ticket office before going into the casino. The matchday ticket office is at the old Superstore collection window, so is right next to the casino. By doing this beforehand, it means it will be quicker for you to get through the turnstiles after getting that last quick drink before the match!

Generally, we do advise fans to get the stadium early to help with entrance. Remember; the later you leave it, then the greater the risk of missing kick-off – however hard we try to get you in on time! With that in mind, don’t forget that you can use any of the turnstiles around the stadium to get in, not just the ones near to where you are sitting.

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