Weston return to the Optima Stadium in what is their penultimate home pre-season friendly. National League South side Weymouth are the visitors this Saturday, July 23rd, 3pm ko.
The Terras have experienced a yo-yo few seasons and will be eyeing a return to the National League following their relegation last season.
Weymouth boss David Oldfield will be looking to this game to try and turn around their fortunes, after friendly defeats in the last week at Poole Town and Frome Town.
The South Coast outfit will have an extremely familiar face in their forward line. Ex-Seagull Bradley Ash has signed a new contract at the Bob Lucas Stadium and looks set to make an appearance for Weymouth against his former side. Ash initially left for Barnsley in January 2016, before three subsequent loan spells back at Weston, where he continued to find the net.
As for The Seagulls, Weston will be looking to continue with their objective of getting more minutes into the players ahead of the season’s opening game at Bracknell Town on August 6.
KEY MATCHDAY INFORMATION:
Adult – £9.00
Concession – £6.00
Under 16 – £2.50
Family – £17.00
We will be operating three turnstiles for this fixture.
Turnstile 1 & 2 will be located at our main turnstile block next to the club shop.
Turnstile 3 will be located on the opposite side of the ground by our 3G surface.
Turnstiles 1 & 2 will operate on a card/pre-bought ticket only basis.
Turnstile 3 will operate on a cash only basis.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC WALKING FOOTBALL & ACADEMY MEMBERS:
Please note the entrance for walking football & academy members is now via the main turnstiles.
Those eligible members will be admitted entrance as per your team agreement.
Academy parents, you will need to be with the academy member at the time of entering.
* Please note for pre-season games you will be required to pay full price.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC SEASON TICKET HOLDERS
Your entrance for pre-season games will be via the main turnstiles.
* Please note for pre-season games, you will be required to pay full price, unless you have pre-bought your tickets online ahead of the game using your season ticket holders discount code.
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 available to pay on arrival.
For Season Ticket holders, early arrival is recommended, your car park will still be for your exclusive use, when full you will be given free parking in the Supporters Car Park, where possible, instead.
FACILITIES WITHIN GROUND:
Please note our Sportsman Bar will close 90 minutes prior to kick-off, at which time the turnstiles will be open, and access can be made into the ground. Our Somerset Suite Bar will unfortunately be closed throughout the entire day. Access will be granted through to the Sportsman Bar after entry is made via the turnstiles. With our Supporters’ Kitchen and inside ground Joe’s Bar being also open.
Card payment can be made at all three locations.
At busy times, such as half time, we will be placing stewards in these locations to assist supporters queueing
SUPPORTERS’ KITCHEN MENU & PRICES:
CURRY SAUCE & CHIPS
TEA / COFFEE / BOVRIL
The Club Shop within The Optima Stadium will be open for all Weston-super-Mare AFC First Team games.
PLAYER TUNNEL GATES:
We may close these, for the players’ entry to the pitch and return from the pitch during their pre-match warm-up, there may be a slightly longer period before the game where these will have to remain closed.
We do apologise in advance for this. The stewards will open them as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Optima Stadium, and we hope you enjoy the match.