Weston take on Torquay United under the Optima Stadium lights in a Vanarama National League South clash this Tuesday, October 24th. The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
It’s been nearly five years since Torquay’s last visit to BS24. On that occasion honours were even in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Woodspring Stadium in October 2018.
Bradley Ash scored a late equaliser to earn a point for The Seagulls after Opi Edwards had earlier given The Gulls a 2-1 lead. Of course, those two are now playing for the sides they scored against on that eventful evening.
Ash scored an impressive total of 45 goals in 131 games for his hometown club, and he has already found the net a few times for his new side after signing for Torquay in the summer.
Gary Johnson’s side come into this game on the back of Saturday’s 5-1 home win over Welling United, a welcome victory after successive home defeats against Maidstone United in the league and FA Cup.
Weston, meanwhile, will be looking to recover from the 2-0 loss at Braintree Town on Saturday.
A large crowd is expected at the Optima this Tuesday, with the home supporters hoping to see their team get their season back on track.
KEY MATCHDAY INFORMATION:
Following on from our recent segregated game against Yeovil Town, we have listened to feedback and suggestions to improve the facilities available during a segregated game.
We have over doubled to facilities available to supporters as a result of this feedback as detailed below.
This is to ensure our supporters will still be able to be gain food and drinks in as speedy manner as possible.
Seagulls supporters will be able to gain food from an external food outlet which will be located between the Alto Digital Stand and our 3G pitch facility.
Drinks will be available from Joe’s Bar, the new Sports Lounge Bar, and in addition to this the Players’ Lounge Bar.
Torquay United supporters will be able to gain food from the main kitchen inside the ground. A full range of drinks will be available via the Somerset Suite Function Room bar.
Our Supporters’ Car Park charges £2.00 to park on a match day. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept card payment for this. So please ensure you have £2.00 cash available to pay on arrival.
For Weston-super-Mare AFC Season Ticket holders, early arrival is recommended, your car park will be for your exclusive use, when full you will be given free parking in the Supporters Car Park, where possible, instead.
Once car parks are full, vehicles will be directed to a nearby industrial estate in Oldmixon Crescent.
The segregation will be from the South-West Floodlight Pylon, around to the East Tunnel Gate to the left of the Sportsman Bar. Additional barriers will be placed in these areas to ensure safe segregation.
Any supporters of either club found to be in the wrong segregation area of the ground will be asked to leave the Optima Stadium, under those circumstances no refunds will be issued.
We reserve the right to ask for proof of home address prior to entry to the Optima Stadium, or at any point during the match.
£14.00 – Adults
£10.00 – Concessions (60+, Students with valid ID, Armed Forces with valid ID, NHS staff with valid ID)
£4.50 – Under 16s
£28.00 – Family (valid for 2x Adults & 2x Under 16s)
Torquay United have sold out their ticket allocation for this match. No more tickets for Torquay supporters will be made available. Weston-super-Mare AFC supporters can buy tickets on the turnstiles.
We will be operating five turnstiles.
Turnstiles 1 & 2 – TORQUAY UNITED PRE-SALE TICKETS ONLY – located at our main turnstile block next to the club shop.
Turnstiles 3 & 4 – WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC SUPPORTERS CARD ONLY – located on the opposite side of the ground by our 3G surface.
Turnstile 5 – WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC SUPPORTERS CASH ONLY – located on the opposite side of the ground by our 3G surface.
It helps with congestion and access to the ground if you queue at the correct turnstile.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC WALKING FOOTBALL, WOMEN’S TEAMS & JUNIOR ACADEMY MEMBERS:
Please note the entrance for Walking Football, Women’s Teams & Junior Academy Members is via Turnstile 4 or 5.
Those eligible members will be admitted entrance as per your team agreement.
Junior Academy Parents, you will need to be with the Junior Academy Member at the time of entering.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC SEASON TICKET HOLDERS:
Your entrance using your Season Ticket Card will be via the players’ and officials’ entrance.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC SUPPORTERS:
Weston-super-Mare AFC supporters have access behind the dugouts in the West Terracing, the North Alto Digital Stand, and seating in both Alto Digital Stand and East Stand to the right of the directors.
Food will be available via an external food unit between the Alto Digital Stand and 3G pitch facility.
Drinks will be available from the Sports Lounge and Joe’s Bar.
TORQUAY UNITED SUPPORTERS:
Torquay United supporters have the South NK Stand and East Stand seating area to the left of the directors.
Food will be available via the Main Kitchen.
Drinks will be available from the Somerset Suite Function Room.
Please note our full Ground Regulations are detailed on our website www.westonsmareafc.co.uk/ground-regulations
All spectators are expected to adhere to these regulations during any game held at The Optima Stadium.
Failure to do so can result in expulsion from The Optima Stadium and its facilities with no refund issued.
Due to the segregation being in effect, the club shop will be closed for this fixture.
We look forward to welcoming both Weston-super-Mare AFC and Torquay United supporters to the Optima Stadium, and we hope that you enjoy the match.