We bring you a guide to Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup first round tie with Salford City at the Weston Homes Stadium (3pm).
Following last weekend’s massive local derby with Cambridge United, Posh are in cup action this weekend with the visit of Sky Bet League Two outfit Salford City.
We have put together a match day guide so supporters are aware of some of the key aspects of match day.
The Ticket Office at the stadium and the Club Shop will be open from 10am. Those who have yet to collect their tickets for the game can do so from the Ticket Office until 12pm with the Collection Booth taking over those pre-paid purchases from 12pm.
Remember, those supporters watching the game from the Meerkat Family Stand can also purchase merchandise from the shop within the concourse.
Supporters are advised to park in a host of council-run pay and display car parks within the city centre and walk to the stadium. The Fair Meadow Car Park, which is opposite the stadium is the closest of these but will fill up quickly so arrive early to take advantage of the close proximity.
The Weston Homes Stadium is a Cashless stadium. Therefore all purchases for food and drink, merchandise and programmes must be paid by card.
The match day programme, which features Josh Knight on the front, is available in the Club Shop, via the refreshment kiosks and programme sellers priced at £2.50. This issue features an exclusive interview with the Posh defender, as well as the latest from the Academy, Posh Women and boss Grant McCann.
Mascot Peter Burrow will be out and about around the ground ahead of kick-off and Mick the Skip (Mick George) and Peeby (Pricebuild) will also be in attendance. The players from both sides are expected to begin their warm-up at 2.20pm with the players emerging from the tunnel at 2.54pm ahead of the 3pm kick-off.
There will be a minute’s silence ahead of kick-off as this fixture is the closest home game to Remembrance Sunday. Club Chaplain Richard Longfoot will lay a wreath on the pitch ahead of kick-off.
At half-time, we will have our usual entertainment with the Mick George Skip Challenge and the Peeby penalty shoot-out. We will also bring you some selected half-times as well as birthday messages and announcements.
There are refreshment kiosks inside the stadium serving hot and cold food & drinks and confectionary.
If the tie is level at the end of 90 minutes, the game will go to a replay at the Peninsula Stadium with a provisional date for that game taking place on Tuesday 15th November. If the game is drawn on Saturday, full details of the replay will be made available shortly after full-time.
Both managers will be able to use five substitutes from nine named. An additional substitute can be made if it is a concussion substitute.
The club wish to remind fans it is an offence to use pyrotechnics within the stadium. Supporters are also reminded that they can text a number if incidents happen around them in the stadium such as abuse, anti-social behaviour or any incident you feel needs a steward’s attention. Your text message will go direct to the control room within a minute and staff will monitor the situation immediately. Just text PUFC followed by your message to 60066. (Your standard network charge applies).
When sending your message please try and include the following:
- What incident has occurred
- Where in the stadium the incident has happened including area and seat row/numbers.