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MATCH PREVIEW: PORT VALE

18 August 2022

Club News

MATCH PREVIEW: PORT VALE

18 August 2022

IT’S the Staffordshire derby at the Pirelli Stadium as the Brewers look to get three points against local rivals Port Vale.

Albion will be looking for revenge after bowing out of the FA Cup last season to Vale who went on to win promotion to League One via the play offs beating Mansfield at Wembley.

HEAD 2 HEAD

The Brewers have locked horns with Port Vale 13 times since we were promoted to the Football League in 2009 with the Valiants getting the better of us in those contests having recorded six wins to our four.

Albion fans won’t like being reminded of the 7-1 defeat at Vale Park in April 2013 when both clubs were looking for promotion from League Two, but Albion came undone against a rampant home side. The Brewers however got revenge in March 2016 with a 4-0 drubbing of the home side at Vale Park in League One

MATCH OFFICIALS

The referee will be Andy Haines. In the four games he has officiated this season, he has shown 12 yellow cards and two reds.

The assistant referees will be Christopher Ward and Wayne Grunnill, with Ed Duckworth as the fourth official.

MASCOTS

Alfie Parr, aged six, and Charlotte Parr, aged six, are the mascots. If you want to be a mascot find out more here https://www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk/fans/families/mascot-packages/

 

FAMILY ZONE

Our new-look Family Zone opens 90 minutes before kick-off on the Burton Albion Community Football Centre (3G pitch) and everyone is welcome to join in the fun and games. There is also an indoor section with even more activities, with booths for colouring-in, table tennis, a big screen and much, much more! So make sure to come down from 1.30pm on Saturday afternoon  - the fun is open to both home and away fans!

We are hosting a walking football game against Port Vale before the fixtures over on the 3G to celebrate how our two clubs focus so successfully on community activity so do come along and watch as well.

There is plenty more information for young fans on the club website such as the history of the club, how to become a mascot and fun things to do such as our Brewers bingo which you can download now - click here to visit our Family Section!

FOOD & DRINK

The popular Don Burger catering unit will be back at the Pirelli Stadium for this game, serving gourmet burgers in their new spot in the Russell Roof Tiles (East) Stand car park, serving both home and away fans from approximately 1pm. They will be serving their popular Don Burger so make sure to pick up yours.

We also have a wide range of food and drink inside - including jacket potatoes, hot dogs, burgers, chips and our famous faggots and peas. Chips are just £2.50, a burger is £3.20. Pies and pasties are £3.

 

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PROGRAMME

The Matchday Brewer returns for the 2022/23 season - priced at £3 for 48 pages of exclusive content.

It includes a detailed look at Port Vale including some of their most memorable season and players to watch and the Brewers player interview is with our striker Gassan Ahadme.

Check out our new feature - our Matchday Officials' Supervisor and former Premier League linesman Roy Burton sets a quiz, putting you in the shoes of a top-flight official!

TICKET INFORMATION

Early bird ticket prices for the game are as follows:

Seats

Adults: £22
Senior (65-plus): £20
Young Person (17-22): £20
Under-17: £12
Under-13: £12

Terrace

Adults: £18
Senior (65-plus): £16
Young Person (17-22): £13
Under-17: £5
Under-13: £5

Early bird tickets are available up until 5pm the day before each matchday. Tickets purchased after this time will incur a £2.00 increase in price.

Book your tickets right now via our online ticket store or, if you are purchasing on your mobile phone use our web-based app.

You can also purchase tickets by visiting the Club Shop at the Pirelli Stadium or you can call 01283 565938. 

Brewers fan will be able to pay in cash on the turnstiles for this fixture for terrace admission. You will need a ticket for seats. Away fans will need a ticket.

SPONSORS

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Match sponsor: Ben Robinson Financial Advisors

The sponsor is Brewers Chairman Ben Robinson’s own company

Ben Robinson Financial Advisors has a team of fully qualified independent financial advisors with expert, experienced specialists in: retirement planning; ISA investments; inheritance tax planning; investments for income; equity release; offshore investments and life cover.

We aim to give local people independent financial advice in a friendly, approachable and easy to understand manner. Call 01283 564774 for more details.

PARKING

Please park responsibly around the ground and use the Ryknild Trading Estate rather than the surrounding streets

More details HERE

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR DRIVERS

Please be aware that Bitham Lane is currently closed due to roadworks.

NEXT MATCH

The Brewers are at home to Leicester City Under 21s in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday, August 30 with a 7pm kick off


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