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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW | CHELTENHAM (H)

21 February 2022

FanZone open from 5.30pm

Town welcome Cheltenham Town to Portman Road tomorrow evening looking to make it five consecutive home wins in a row.

The Blues sit in ninth place in League One looking to maintain pressure on the top six, while the Robins occupy fifteenth position in their first season back in the third tier after last season's promotion from League Two.

Michael Duff's side were involved in an incredible ten-goal thriller away at Wycombe on Saturday drawing 5-5. Cheltenham's Alfie May scored four for the visitors taking his tally to 15 League goals this season.

Town visited the Robins back in August which ended in a 2-1 defeat with Cheltenham coming from behind after Matt Penney opened the scoring. 

The below guide takes you through all you need to know ahead of tomorrow's match:

Tickets

Sales have surpassed the 20,000 mark for tomorrow's clash. Ticket sales will run up until kick-off. They can be purchased on the day online via tickets.itfc.co.uk or from the matchday ticket office on Constantine Road from 5pm.

Tomorrow is the Club's designated 'Members Match' with all Ultimate, Gold and Silver members able to take advantage of heavily discounted tickets. Adult tickets are just £10, whilst U12s are free in the family area. Click here for more details on the offer.

No on-the-day sales will take place in Planet Blue, with supporters are encouraged to buy their tickets online and in advance of the match.

You will have a recommended entry time on your match ticket, please try and stick to this time as this will help with the flow of supporters. These are only a guide, though, and you will not be denied entry if you miss your slot.

Season ticket holders will not have an allocated entry time, but are still strongly advised to arrive in plenty to time.

The ticket office phone lines (03330 050530) are open from 10am until midday on Saturday. The ticket office is also contactable on email via mainticketoffice@itfc.co.uk.

The away ticket office on Portman Road will be open from 1pm for any ticketing enquiries, while the disabled entrance on Constantine Road will open from midday.

Mobile friendly turnstiles

Supporters with print at home or mobile tickets can scan them through the below turnstiles tomorrow evening. Season ticket holders and phyiscal ticket holders can also scan through these turnstiles.

Sir Alf Ramsey Stand – 4,5,6 & 59

Cobbold Stand – 18, 20 & 21

Sir Bobby Robson Stand – 33, 34 & 35

Magnus Group West Stand – 43, 44 & 57

Covid-19

Covid passes are no longer a condition of entry. The Club encourages the use of face coverings in indoor areas such as concourses and toilets.

We also encourage supporters to stay at home if they are suffering from Covid-19 symptoms.

Please maintain good hand hygiene at all times around the stadium. Use the sanitiser dispensers provided and avoid touching your face, or handles and railings whenever possible.

There will be no lateral flow testing centre in Alderman Park going forwards.

FanZone

The FanZone will be open at 5.30pm and will close at kick-off. *Subject to weather conditions.

Entrance is through Gate 1A on Sir Alf Ramsey Way with a valid match ticket. All home fans are welcome. 

Supporters who sit in the West Stand are now able to scan through turnstile 57 & 58 into the FanZone and then access the West Stand through the double gate opposite the conferencing & hospitality entrance as opposed to exiting the FanZone and queuing up for the turnstiles.

Click here to find out what's on in the FanZone tomorrow.

How to follow

If you're unable to get to Portman Road to cheer on Kieran McKenna's side, the match is available to watch on iFollow Ipswich with a £10 match pass. Click here to purchase.

The Club's Twitter feed will also be providing frequent updates so you don't miss a kick! 

Planet Blue
Open from 10am until kick-off and open for 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.

Planet Blue retail unit in FanZone will be open alongside Planet Bluey in the Magnus Group West Stand.

There is a special promotional offer in Planet Blue, Planet Bluey and the FanZone retail unit for season ticket holders and Silver members who are able to claim 10% of all merchandise. Click here for more details on the offer.

Matchday Programme
The matchday programme will be available to purchase from 10am at Planet Blue, or from 5.30pm at the blue kiosks dotted around the stadium. Kayden Jackson is the feature interview in tomorrow's edition which costs £3.50.

Around Portman Road
Flower beds have been installed at Princes Street end of Portman Road, meaning that supporters parking in the NCP Portman Road car park will need to either turn right towards Handford Road or go straight over down Sir Alf Ramsey Way.

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Previous meetings

Town's visit to Cheltenham in August was the first meeting between the two sides which resulted in a 2-1 defeat for the Blues. 

Officials

Referee: Andy Davies

Assistant Referees: Sam Lewis and Adam Crysell

Fourth Official: Alan Young

Please click here to read the Club’s Spectators' Code of Conduct


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