Discount for service personnel at City
- Thu 05 Nov 2009, 3:38PM
- Posted byRosie Bass
City are delighted to announce that current armed forces personnel will from now on be eligible for discounted match tickets for all Premier League home games at the City of Manchester Stadium.
Seats will be made available in home areas of the ground for the remainder of the season, starting with the match against Sunderland on December 19, which goes on sale this weekend.
The discount will allow the armed forces to watch Premier League football for as little as £17.
“We have long worked with the Royal British Legion on the annual Poppy Appeal and are delighted to now be able to offer longer term benefits to our armed forces personnel,” declared CEO Garry Cook who will lay a wreath in the Memorial Graden outside entrance S before the game.
“We regularly receive correspondence from City fans who are serving their country all around the world and we hope that this discount will make it a little easier for them to see their team whilst on leave.”
The announcement comes as the Club prepares to honour the nation’s armed forces at this Saturday’s home game against Burnley, ahead of Sunday’s national Remembrance Day activities.
Along with the annual embroidering of the Poppy emblem on to the team’s match shirts, which will be auctioned to raise funds for the British Legion, poppies will also be sold by current service personnel and cadet forces outside the City of Manchester Stadium prior to kick off.
Soldiers Staff Sergeant Wayne Heathcote and Sergeant Paul Watson will lead out the teams, accompanied by Jim Baker, County Welfare Officer for The Royal British Legion in Greater Manchester.
Jim will read an extract from the poem ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon prior to kick off and the Club has donated 100 complimentary tickets for the game to current service personnel. Further details of both the shirt auction and the new discount prices will be available from www.mcfc.co.uk from Monday.