THE lucky Ballymena United fans who have secured tickets to see their side in action in this Friday night’s Irish Cup Final have been revealed.
Ongoing coronavirus restrictions mean the number of people being allowed into the final at Windsor Park – where Ballymena will play Glentoran – has been severely restricted.
Earlier this week the Irish Football Association said 500 spectators would be allowed into the match which will be televised.
In a statement on their website on Monday night, Ballymena United said: ‘The Irish FA are allocating a limited number of tickets to each club for the Irish Cup final on Friday night.
‘We are conscious that in these unprecedented circumstance we will not be able to meet supporter demand. Therefore, the club have taken the decision to draw a ballot amongst season ticket holders, match day staff and volunteers.
‘The list of names drawn can be found at the bottom of this article. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult who appears on this list also – if there is no appropriate adult to accompany the child then the ticket can be transferred to a person of their choosing over the age of 16.
‘You MUST have a valid email address as the IFA will deliver eTickets directly to supporters. You will be required to purchase the ticket via PayPal from the club shop website – this is strictly the only way to get a ticket.
‘If your name is on the list, send an email before 5:00pm on Tuesday 28th July to email@example.com confirming your;
Name of the person attending the game
Season Ticket number (where applicable)
‘When your information has been verified you will then be sent a link to access the secure payment site to purchase your ticket, where you will need to create a log in and password.
‘If you do not purchase by 5:00pm on Tuesday 28th July, your ticket will be re-allocated.
On the website, you have the option to purchase adult and concession tickets – in the comment box on this page, under 16’s must identify the adult with whom they are accompanying.
If you require an accessible ticket, then please make this known in the comment box, or in your email.
‘Tickets are priced £20 for adults and £10 for concession, and once purchased are strictly non-transferrable. Tickets are not available any other way other than this process.
‘We are aware than not everyone on this list will have internet access, can we ask all supporters to reach out to make sure people on the list are made aware.
‘List of valid names: –
Beattie, Rev Alastair
Ross, James M
Torrington, Lily Mae