Ilkeston FC are bracing themselves for a rush of interest after setting out ticket details for their prestigious pre-season friendly against Premier League giants Chelsea.
The 2012 UEFA Champions League and 2013 UEFA Europa League winners will be sending a team to the New Manor Ground on Tuesday, July 30 and optimism is high the club can set a record crowd under their current name – as well as come close to reaching the ground capacity of 3,029.
Tickets will be available from Monday, June 3 at 10am and, while an amount of tickets have been set aside for Robins supporters, they are encouraged purchase early as demand is expected to be high.
Supporters Group members, season ticket holders and IFC Juniors will be given priority for the hottest tickets in town, with a maximum order of two each.
They can purchase Ron Brooks Toyota Stand reserved seat tickets at reduced rates of £10 for adults, £6 for concessions (65 and over) and £4 for juniors until June 10 on presentation of valid Supporters Group membership ID, season ticket or IFC Juniors 2012-13 season ticket.
Seats in the newly-sponsored Quantum (formerly Clock Tower) Stand are priced £15, with no concessions.
If any seats in the Ron Brooks Toyota Stand remain for general sale, which begins on June 11, they will be priced £12 for adults, £8 concessions and £6 for children.
General sale standing prices will be £10 for adults, £6 for concessions (65 and over) and £4 for juniors (under-16). Family tickets will also be available - covering two adults and two children - and will cost £24.
Tickets can be purchased at the ground in person, or via the new hotline number 0115 9442111.
Credit cards are accepted. Postal applications will be charged a £1 postage fee. The club office will be open for ticket sales from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday (10am to 2pm on Saturdays).
“We are expecting tickets to go quickly so we advise anyone keen to see what promises to be a momentous game to secure their tickets early,” said chairman Dave Mantle.